The PCC of St Mary the Virgin, Ware, takes very seriously the importance of safeguarding all those who are vulnerable - children, young people and vulnerable adults. We have adopted all the Church of England's policies and practice guidance including:

'Promoting a Safer Church'

'Domestic Abuse Statment', appendix 5 of the practice guidance 'Responding Well to Domestic Abuse' which can be found on p46 of this pdf

These and all other safeguarding documents and can be downloaded from the St Albans Diocesan website

If you have any concerns regarding safeguarding please contact any of the following: 

Clergy: Revd Ysmena Pentelow (01920 319236, [email protected] ), Revd Ann Voss, Revd Jake Pass

Parish Safeguarding Officer: Carol Taylor, 01920 460192

Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA): Jeremy Hirst, 01727818107 / 07867350886, Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor: Martyn Hedley 01727818106 / 07391010033. The email address for both DSAs is [email protected]

Contact details for Clergy, Church Wardens, Parish Safeguarding Officer and the Diocesan Safeguarding Officers are displayed in the Church. Contact with clergy and churchwardens listed below can be made through the 'Get in touch' page.