Prayer for Survivors of Abuse 2022

Tuesday 17 May 2022 marks the Day of Prayer for Victims and Survivors of Abuse. This is observed on the Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Easter in England and Wales.

The Isaiah Journey

The Isaiah Journey is a working group of the Bishops’ Conference that has grown out of the need for a pastoral-spiritual response to the suffering of victims and survivors of abuse in the Church.



It is the responsibility of everybody working in whatever capacity to safeguard the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults of the Parish of St. Mary Star of the Sea.

It is the responsibility of the parish priest, parish staff and child protection representative of St. Mary Star of the Sea to safeguard the welfare of the adults and young adults who undertake to work with children and young people of the parish.

It is the duty of all paid and voluntary workers to prevent the physical, sexual or emotional abuse of all children and young people with whom they come into contact through their work in the parish.

The parish Safeguarding Representative is Chris Emary: Telephone 01424 753923

Prayer for Healing and Reconciliation

Praise to you Father of our Lord Jesus Christ
the source of all consolation and hope.
Be the refuge and guardian of all
who suffer from abuse and violence.
Comfort them and send healing
for their wounds of the body, soul and spirit.
Help us all and make us one with you
in your love for justice
as we deepen our respect for the dignity of every human life.
Giver of peace, make us one in celebrating
your praise, both now and forever.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.