Safer church


At SMG we take safeguarding really seriously and believe that it is everyone’s responsibility to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all members of our community.

As Christians we believe that everyone is created in the image of God and therefore all people regardless of age, ability, gender, race, belief, or sexual orientation deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.

If you have a concern or would like to discuss a safeguarding matter relating to a child or vulnerable adult you should contact our church Safeguarding Officer Rhiannon Stokes at

To ensure the safety and wellbeing of all our members and visitors we have a robust Safeguarding Policy HERE which conforms to the guidelines stipulated by the Diocese of Oxford.

Alternatively you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Officer Stuart Nimmo

Health and safety

We work to ensure that both our building and our practices are safe for all who engage with us.  Our church Health & Safety Officer is Lynne Ankrom, and our Health & Safety policy can be viewed HERE.

Data Protection

At SMG Church we take Data Protection very seriously and have worked to fully comply with UK and European legislation regarding the handling and management of all our member’s data. Our Data Privacy Policy can be viewed HERE.