At St. Mary's we're committed to the well-being of the children and vulnerable adults in our care.

Reporting Concerns

If our clergy, church wardens, volunteers or any member of the congregation have any safeguarding concerns, these must be immediately reported as follows:

Important contact numbers:

In an emergency: call 999

Parish Safeguarding Officer: Bethany Boddy, 01608 645668,

Diocesan Safeguarding Officer: Richard Woodley, 07391 868478,

Vicar: James Kennedy, 01608 646202

Churchwardens: Tim Woolcock/Graham Povey,

Oxfordshire County Council (Children): Kingfisher Team (sexual exploitation), 01865 309196/ MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Services), 0345 050 7666

Local Authority (Adults): Find info, including how to report, here.










Further help can be found here:

  • NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child.
  • Child-line: 0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything.
  • National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse.
  • Samaritans Helpline: 08457 90 90 90 (open 24 hours). Phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.
  • Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 080 8808 8141 (free phone Monday to Friday 9-5pm).

What's happening soon?

Wreath Making Evening Tue 7th Dec St Mary's Church, Chipping Norton More info
Youth Christmas Party Fri 10th Dec New Beaconsfield Hall, Shipton-under-Wychwood More info
Sunday Service in church Sun 12th Dec St. Mary's Church, Chipping Norton More info