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Caring for children and vulnerable adults.

Great St Mary’s is committed to safeguarding all those who attend the worship and other activities that we offer. Safeguarding promotes the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and includes all actions to protect them from harm.

  • Great St Mary’s accepts the duty of care for children and vulnerable adults.

  • Great St Mary’s follows recommended safeguarding practice in recruiting, training and supporting our ordained and lay ministers, our employees and our volunteers.

  • We follow the House of Bishops’ Policy statement, ‘Promoting a safer church‘ (2017) and guidelines from the Diocese of Ely.

  • Great St Mary’s Safeguarding Policy for children and vulnerable adults is available to read and download (see button at bottom of this section)


Any concerns can be discussed in confidence with the safeguarding officer, Julie Crockford, who can be contacted  by email to:  or by phoning 01223 747273.

You can also contact a member of clergy using the following email addresses: The Revd Canon Jutta Brueck or Assistant Priest Shirley Holder

The Churchwardens can be contacts on

The Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser is Rebecca Boswell, who can be contacted by email to: or by phoning 07904 487912. The Safeguarding Duty Phone number is 01353 652747.

Other Helplines: 

NSPCC: 0808 800 5000                                                Family Lives: 0808 800 2222

Childline: 0800 1111                                                     National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247

Stop It Now: 0808 1000 900                                         Men's Advice Line: 0808 0810 327

NAPAC: 0808 801 0331                                                National Careline: 0800 0699 784

Samaritans: 116 123

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