Safe Guarding

Most of the time at church we are like a big happy family. However even in very happy families, people can have a bad day and even people we know and trust can upset us. We want to help everyone have good days all of the time. We try to make sure that people who have jobs in the church always behave well and in a way that is helpful to you. We never want anyone or anything in church to frighten you, confuse you or worry you. It is important that you tell us if something is upsetting you or if you are feeling worried about something that’s happening or something somebody is doing. We have specially trained people who you can talk to and who you can ask for help. These people are good at safeguarding. This means they look after everyone’s safety. Caring for people is a very important part of our Christian life.

The people who can help you are the Parish Priest or the parish safeguarding officer. Details of clergy and Parish Safeguarding Officers are listed below for the different Benefices/Parishes. If you wish to speak to someone outside the church you can contact the diocesan safeguarding team – their contact details are available at There is also information there about other places from where you can get help or advice.

Edenham Group of Parishes

Edenham, Swinstead, Witham on the Hill

Vicar- Fr Edward Martin 01778 591358.
Benefice Safeguarding Officer Judy Watson

Burgh Group of Parishes.

Rector- Canon Terry Steele
Bratoft- Safeguading Officer Mrs J. Cram
Burgh le Marsh- Safeguarding Officer Debbie Boulton 01790 754470
Gunby- Safeguarding Officer Mr Edgar Gasson
Orby- Safeguarding Officer Mr Colin Davie
Welton- Safeguarding Officer Mrs Michelle Holiday 01754 890395

Wainfleet Group of Parshes

Wainfleet All Saints, Wainfleet St Mary, Thorpe St Peter, Croft All Saints.

Rector-Fr Gary Morgan 01754 880029
Benefice Safeguarding Officer Simon Owen 01754 881962

Skirbeck St Nicholas

Rector (Parish in Vacancy)
Parish Safeguarding Officer- Caryn Stuart 07368 550729