Every person has a value and dignity, which comes directly from the creation of people in God's image.  Christians see this potential as fulfilled by God's re-creation of us in Christ.  Among other things this implies a duty to value all people as bearing the image of God and therefore to protect them from harm.

St John's Church Stanmore takes seriously the well-being of every person in our church community and values each equally. Systems are in place to respond to concerns of abuse whether emotional, financial, neglect, physical, sexual, spiritual or abuse of any other kind.  We have:


  • Adopted the House of Bishops "Promoting a Safer Church:
    Safeguarding Policy Statement":  Click Here
  • Appointed a Safeguarding Team.  Click Here
  • Advertised helpful telephone numbers in the church and hall.  Click Here
  • Actioned the 'Parish Roles and Responsibilities'
    in the Parish Safeguarding Handbook. 
    Click Here
  • Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Click Here

We follow the Safer Recruitment guidance recommended by the House of Bishops.
If you have any questions (or concerns) regarding any aspect of our safeguarding policies, procedures or systems, please contact:

The Revd Matthew Stone - Rector     
Mark Lynch - Churchwarden               
Jane Prentice - Churchwarden           

Other useful links:

Diocese of London Safeguarding Information.  Click here

Church of England Safeguarding Information:  Click here

National Domestic Helpline