St Giles' Durham

We are 900 year old Church of England (Anglican) Church in the heart of Gilesgate in Durham City. Follow our website and social media for details of parish, services and events. Ours is a friendly and welcoming place of worship - do come and visit. 

We have a toddlers group every Tues and Thurs morning - please see further details on our website under Little Lights. We also have a church hall to hire for community events. 

St Giles is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs.  For further information, see below or our safeguarding policy at 

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St Giles' Parish Office - email: [email protected]

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Every Sunday at for 1 hour
St Giles' Durham
St Giles Church Gilesgate Durham, DH1 1QQ, GB

Our 11.00 Eucharist is our main Holy Communion service on Sunday. The service lasts around 1 hour and is followed by coffee. You are all welcome.


St Giles Church, Durham - Safeguarding Policy
At the Parochial Church Council (PCC) Meeting on 10 January 2023, the PCC formally adopted the House of Bishops’ Document “Promoting a Safer Church; safeguarding policy statement”, and agreed the following Safeguarding Policy Statement: In accordance with the Church of England Safeguarding Policy our church is committed to:
• Promoting a safer environment and culture.
• Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children, young people and vulnerable adults within the church.
• Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation.
• Caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse and other affected persons.
• Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and other affected persons.
• Responding to those that may pose a present risk to others.

The Parish will:
• Create a safe and caring place for all.
• Have a named Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO) to work with the incumbent and the PCC to implement policy and procedures.
• Safely recruit, train and support all those with any responsibility for children, young people and adults to have the confidence and skills to recognise and respond to abuse.
• Ensure that there is appropriate insurance cover for all activities involving children and adults undertaken in the name of the parish.
• Display in church premises and on the Parish website the details of who to contact if there are safeguarding concerns or support needs.
• Listen to and take seriously all those who disclose abuse.
• Take steps to protect children and adults when a safeguarding concern of any kind arises, following House of Bishops guidance, including notifying the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (DSA) and statutory agencies immediately.
• Offer support to victims/survivors of abuse regardless of the type of abuse, when or where it occurred.
• Care for and monitor any member of the church community who may pose a risk to children and adults whilst maintaining appropriate confidentiality and the safety of all parties.
• Ensure that health and safety policy, procedures and risk assessments are in place and that these are reviewed annually.
• Review the implementation of the Safeguarding Policy, Procedures and Practices at least annually.

Each person who works within this church community will agree to abide by this policy and the guidelines established by this church.

This church appoints Pru Ferguson as the Parish Safeguarding Officer
Churchwardens: Michael Richardson, Slavka Petrovich

Reviewed: 10 January 2023