Safeguarding is taken seriously by The United Church, Winchester.

We acknowledge children’s and adults’ right to protection from abuse, regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality or beliefs. We consider that the welfare of children is paramount. We will follow legislation, statutory guidance and recognised good practice in order to protect vulnerable people in our church.


Tim James is the Safeguarding Coordinator for the United Church. If you have any concerns you would like to talk through, please phone Tim  James – 01962 844350 – or email him.

Alternatively, you can phone the URC Wessex Synod Safeguarding Co-ordinator and Adults at Risk Officer, Sharon Barr –  07776 178246 or   email her.  For children phone Mrs Ruth White – 07918 647955 – or email her.

Alternatively you can phone the Methodist Circuit Safeguarding Officer
Marilyn Pack 01794 512022 or email her.

If none of these safeguarding officers are available and you need urgent advice phone the Churches Protection Advisory Service (CCPAS) 24 hours helpline: 0845 120 4550

For all emergency situations, contact the police on 999.

Read the United Church Safeguarding Policy in full here.

For more information please email