St Mark's Lions Football Group

Every Monday evening between 5.45-7.00pm September to April, Lions Football meets in St. Aidan’s Sports Hall for top quality coaching and football games.

This year has been a roaring success with 20 year 5-9 boys taking great pride in being part of the set up. We finish each session with a ‘Question of the week’ with prizes for successful answers and a prayer. So far Lions has been male dominated, but there is no reason why this should continue. We would love to welcome new members in September 2012 so consider yourself invited if you fall into the required age range.

The charge is £3.00 per week to be paid half termly or termly, but we assure you it is money well spent.


For more information contact:

Contact Heather or Robert Stocks
Tel: 01423 359341 Mobile: 07990 847053


We encourage you to meet our leaders who will be happy to answer any questions you may have.  

  1. Parent FAQ

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  2. Safeguarding & Child Protection

    The nature of this ministry means Children’s leaders and helpers should develop strong and trusted relationships with the children. As a result of this trust all leaders and helpers may be seen as confidants by the children. Children may want to share with these people details of their life. It is important that all leaders and helpers know, understand and follow the parish policies relating to child protection and safeguarding. These can be obtained from the Church website or from the church office.

    This church recognises and values children and young people (anyone under the age of 18) as equal partners in the life and ministry of the church, and desires to encourage them to explore, discover and grow as disciples. The Parochial Church Council (PCC) takes seriously its obligations and responsibilities to protect and safeguard the welfare of any child or young person (i.e. under the age of 18 years) entrusted to the church’s care.

    Therefore in the church’s provision and ministry, the PCC 

    Will ensure that both employed and volunteer children’s and youth workers and all other persons working within the church who may have contact with children or young people through this work are properly and appropriately selected and appointed as set out in the Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales Safeguarding policy.

    Will actively seek to protect and safeguard the physical, emotional and spiritual welfare of children and young people while in the care of the church.

    Accepts responsibility for the activities of the children’s and youth groups operating under its auspices.

    Leaders and helpers should all know, understand and follow the parish policies relating to child protection and safeguarding. These are available from the Office or on the church website.

    Will have clear procedures for responding to suspicions or allegations about abuse, or inappropriate behaviours towards children and young people by any member of the church, and procedures for working with known offenders attending the church.

    Using the cause for concern form available from the Church Office or church website to report any safeguarding concerns relating to children. (see example overleaf)

    Will require all leaders and helpers to operate within its guidelines.

    Attending safeguarding training at church at least every 5 years

    Will ensure that children’s/youth workers and volunteers are given adequate support and training.

    Will annually appoint a Parish Child Protection Representative.

    Will annually review the Parish Safeguarding Policy and procedures.

    Will maintain appropriate Third Party Liability insurance for the church work among children and young people.


Minister for Youth & Families –
Dan Watts 
click here to email Dan.

Contact Heather or Robert Stocks
Tel: 01423 359341
Mobile: 07990 847053


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