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 Officer, Sharon Barr –  02380 678570 or   email here.

If she is not available and you need urgent advice phone thirtyone:eight 0303 0031111 (9am – 5 pm, Mon – Fri)

For all emergency situations, contact the police on 999.

Read the United Church Safeguarding Policy in full here.

For more information please email