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: Debra Ritsperis,  01608 646202,

Diocesan Safeguarding Officer: Please call: 01865 208295 or email for urgent safeguarding concerns, Mon to Thurs 9am to 5pm and Fri 9am to 4.30pm.

Out of Hours Safeguarding Helpline: For enquiries outside of operational hours of an urgent safeguarding nature, please call our partners Thirtyone:eight (formerly Churches Child Protection Advisory service (CCPAS)) on +44 (0) 303 003 1111. You will be able to get confidential advice, guidance, and support.

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.

Stop it Now: 0808 1000 900 

NAPAC: 0808 801 0331

Family Lives: 0808 800 2222










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?

Connect Café Tue 28th Mar The Parish Rooms More info
Remix Fri 31st Mar Glyme Hall More info
Minis Sat 1st Apr The Parish Rooms More info