The LCSB welcomes all who wish to grow in the Christian life, building on the principles of the Rule of St.Benedict. The Community’s roots lie in the Catholic Church, but people of all Christian traditions are welcomed to full membership.
This openness, which is central to our Community life, means that the Community is founded on loving care and respect for one another, including mutual respect for personal as well as denominational beliefs. This accords with Benedictine teaching; Members ”should anticipate one another in honour; most patiently endure one another’s infirmities, whether of body or of character; vie in paying obedience one to another—no one following what he considers useful for himself, but rather what benefits another” (RoSB, 72).
The Lay Community of St Benedict (LCSB) takes the security and privacy of personal information seriously. The LCSB recognises that its communications are now branching out across several social media platforms (particularly via Zoom). Users need to have regard for Data Protection regulation and ensure that great care is taken at all times, and all media, especially where personal information is disclosed. As part of our activities we need to gather and use personal information about a variety of people including members, former members, employees, office-holders and generally people who are in contact with us. The Data Protection Act 2018 (the ”2018 Act”) and ”UK GDPR” regulate the way in which personal information about living individuals is collected, processed, stored or transferred. Any data protection breach must be brought to the attention of the Data Protection Officer immediately.
We strive to provide a safe community for everyone to enjoy and feel a part of. We are, however, acutely aware that sometimes things can go wrong and we have procedures in place to help.
Keeping everybody safe
Our Safeguarding officer is Angela Walker. Since the inception of the Lay Community of St. Benedict, a lot of hard work has been put in to ensure we have a policy in place to protect everyone, especially our children and those people who, by their nature, are more vulnerable.