Church of England Diocese of Durham Upper Skerne

St Catherine


The Parish of the Upper Skerne takes the safeguarding of children, young people and adults very seriously.

Safeguarding means the action the Church takes to promote a safer culture. This means we will promote the welfare of children, young people and adults. We work to prevent abuse from occurring, seek to protect those that are at risk of being abused and respond well to those that have been abused. We will take care to identify where a person may present a risk to others, and offer support to them whilst taking steps to mitigate such risks.

Reporting Concerns

If you are concerned that a child or vulnerable adult has been harmed or is at risk of harm, do not hesitate to contact our Parish Safeguarding Officer.

Mrs Julie Robson - ( Parish Safeguarding Officer)

Address - The Parish Office

St Alban's Church

Trimdon Grange

E mail - [email protected]

Phone - 01429 882115

<span style="font-size: 1rem;">Below are the details for the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser if you would prefer to conatct her for advice and support. If you wish to report an allegation of abuse from the past, or in the present, please do not hesitate to contact us. Your information will be treated appropriately and kept confidential.</span>

Beth Miller – (Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser)

Address: Cuthbert House, Stonebridge, Durham DH1 3RY

Email: [email protected] | [email protected]

Mobile: 07968034075

If you are unable to speak to the Safeguarding Adviser and a child, young person or adult is at immediate risk of harm please call 999.

Complaints about how a safeguarding matter has been dealt with:

If you are not happy about how a safeguarding matter has been dealt with and you cannot resolve the issue or concern with the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser you should, in the first instance, contact the Independent Chair of the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisory Group;

Simon Hackett – (Independent Chair of Safeguarding Advisory Panel)

Address: Cuthbert House, Stonebridge, Durham DH1 3RY

For further information and policies please visit our website

You're invited

You are very welcome at our Advent and Christmas services and events – bring your family and friends or come along on your own. Whether it will be your first time at church or you have been before, we look forward to welcoming you!

Get in touch

Julie Robson - Parish Administrator

St Alban's Church
Trimdon Grange

Our website

Zoom Meditation Service

Every Wednesday at for 30 mins
St Catherine
Front Street, Fishburn Fishburn, TS21 4AA, GB

Weekly meditation service on Wednesday at 10.00am via Zoom. If you wish to join this service please email the parish officeat [email protected]