Both St. John’s and Gamesley churches take safeguarding as matter of upmost importance, for both children and vulnerable adults. We adhere to the rules and guidelines as set out by The Church of England and Derby Diocese and we have our own Parish Safeguarding Link officer who works to maintain and improve our policies and procedures. Our full safeguarding procedure will appear on this website very soon, along with a formal statement of adoption of the House of Bishops’ ‘Promoting a Safer Church: safeguarding policy statement’.

For more information, please visit

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is in the processes of being re-appointed. In the mean time please contact the vicar the Rev'd Felicity Walters on [email protected] or 01457 852431

Other useful contacts:       0800 1111       0800 470 8090         a helpline for olderpeople       0800 0198 668          issues around domestic abuse, formerly 'women's aid'

Samaritans         08457 90 90 90

(Edited 23:14 Feb12th 2022)