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The Church of England and the Diocese of Rochester provide guidance on safeguarding matters and these are applied in St Mary's. 

All those working with children or vulnerable adults are required to conform to safeguarding policies.  In particular, we require current certificates to be in place and all those working in this area must co-operate fully with these procedures.  We undertake all training required and in addition details of training courses are regularly printed in our monthly newsletter and members of the congregation have completed safeguarding training as part of their wish and contribution to help provide a safe church for all.   

If you have concerns about safeguarding, you can contact Toni Roast, our Safeguarding Officer.  She can be contacted via email at

safeguarding @

(you will need to remove the spaces before and after the '@' to make the address work.)

You can also see Fr Dane or one of the Churchwardens after the Sunday Mass.  Further information can be found on the main church noticeboard which is inside the church itself with the rotas and other important information. 

If you use the above email address, please be assured that Toni is the only individual who has access to any email you send through this address: the mail system is operated by an external provider and does not allow anyone else to see what you send. 


The Current Safeguarding poster is shown below, and you can also find links for victims and survivors on the pages of the Diocesan website at:

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