We are committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults.

We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officers, PSOs. The Diocese of Worcester’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.

St John-in-Bedwardine church has adopted ‘Promoting a Safer Church’, the Church of England’s safeguarding policy statement, as its own safeguarding policy. This can be accessed online at

Useful contacts:

Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor, Hilary Higton, Tel: 07495 060869, Email:

Our Parish Safeguarding Officers are: Liz Forman and Fiona Templeton and our incumbent is Rev'd Phil Bradford. They can be contacted via email at