St James Church is committed to creating a safe environment across the church and believe that those leading, at all levels, must demonstrate a duty of care to safeguard all children and vulnerable adults from harm. All children and vulnerable adults have a right to protection, and the needs of all people who may be particularly vulnerable (either permanently or temporarily) must be taken into account when considering their involvement in church life and the support that is offered to enable them to live fulfilling Christian lives.

For further information on our safeguarding policies, procedures and practice guidance for leaders, staff and volunteers, please email

Click here to download the Parish Safeguarding Handbook