St. John’s is committed to the  Safeguarding Photosafeguarding of all children and vulnerable adults. We believe that we have a duty of care to ensure that all activities within the church maintain the dignity, physical , emotional and spiritual wellbeing of everyone.

To this end we reject any behaviour, whether physical, mental, psychological or emotional, which makes a child or vulnerable adult feel humiliated, isolated, worthless or upset.

Our Safeguarding Officer is Margaret Omole.  You can contact Margaret with any safeguarding concerns by emailing her at

Our Child Protection Officer is our Rector, Barnaby Huish.  You can contact him on

Finally, the Diocesan Safeguarding Officer is Beth Miller.  You can email Beth at, or  Beth’s mobile number is 07968 034 075. 

Our Parish Safeguarding Policy can be found here.

Our Child Protection Policy can be found here.

Our Vulnerable Adults Policy can be found here.

St John’s has also adopted the Diocesan ‘Whistleblowing’ policy.  You can find out more here.

You can find more details about all diocesan and church safeguarding policies on the Durham Diocese website.  Just follow this link.