St. Mary’s and St. Luke’s recognise that all aspects of our work with children, young people and adults when they are vulnerable are the responsibility of the whole church community.

We commit ourselves to the Gospel message of welcoming all and reaching out to the most vulnerable. We aim to nurture, protect and safeguard all our members, particularly our children, young people and adults when they are vulnerable.

Our policy and procedures aim to protect children, vulnerable adults and those who work with them. There will be clear lines of accountability and reporting procedures for safeguarding and we will keep our policy and practice guidance as simple as possible

We are committed to safeguarding as an integral part of the life and ministry of the Church; we aim to ensure that all aspects of the House of Bishops’ Policy, ‘Promoting a Safer Church (2017), are promoted and adhered to by all those who serve God within our church.

Any suspected abuse of children or adults or concern for their welfare must be reported to the Vicar or the Parish Safeguarding Officer.

The Vicar is the Reverend Andrew Axon

Tele: 01892 890688


The Parish Safeguarding Officer for St Mary’s and St. Luke’s is:  

Miranda Hungerford

Tele: 01892 890256


Alternatively you may contact the Diocese Safeguarding Advisor:

Bishop’s Adviser for Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

Janice Keen

Tel: 01634 560000 or 07787445032