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The care and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults visiting our church and participating in our activities is important.  St Mary’s Stone follows the Church of England’s safeguarding policy ‘Promoting a Safer church’ and guidance; you can read these on the diocesan website.

If you have any worries or concerns about yourself or another person that may be being harmed or is at risk of harm at St Mary’s Stone, please let us know.  If you have any concerns that an individual working or volunteering at St Mary’s Stone may be acting inappropriately or harming another, please let us know.

Please get in touch with us either by contacting our Parish Safeguarding Officer, or by phoning the Rector on 01322 382076 or by emailing us at

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Deborah Lambert who can be contacted via the contact form below, or in person in church.

You can also speak directly with our Rector, Rev’d Kenneth Clark or with our Lay Minister, Kathryn Swanston or with our church wardens Ms Lois Derham and Mrs Maureen Franke.

Alternatively, you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Teamcontact details are here

If a child, young person or adult is in immediate need of protection the police should be called by dialling 999.

Social services can be contacted to advise on a safeguarding concern outside the church –contact details are here

If you are a child or young person and are worried you can call Childline on 0800 1111 or you can find more information about what to do here.

Contact the Safeguarding officer

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