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Policy on the Safeguarding on Children, Young People in the Church

This statement was adopted by St George’s Oakenrod at a Parochial Church Council meeting held on 2nd September 2020



 • As members of this church, we commit ourselves to the nurturing, protection and safekeeping of all, especially children and young people.

• It is the responsibility of each one of us to prevent the physical, sexual and emotional abuse of children and young people and to report any abuse discovered or suspected.

• We recognise that our work with children and young people is the responsibility of the whole Church.

• Our church is committed to supporting, resourcing and training those who work with Children and young people and to providing supervision.

• Our church is committed to following the policy and procedures published by the Diocese.

• The parish will adopt good practice guidelines.

• Each worker with children and young people must undertake diocesan Safeguarding training, know the guidelines and undertake to follow them. Each shall be given a copy of the Parish’s agreed procedures and good practice guidelines.

• As part of our commitment to children and young people, the PCC has appointed Anne Rawlinson as Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinator

• Children and young people are an important part of our Church today.

• They have much to give as well as to receive.

• We will listen to them.

• As we nurture them in worship, learning, and in community life, we will respect the wishes and feelings of children and young people.

Signed:  K Smeeton (Vicar)                       Date:  11th October 2020

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Safeguarding Policies

Safeguarding Policies


Both parishes take the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults very seriously.

Please contact the Diocese of Manchester Safeguarding Officer Abbey Clephane-Wilson on 07436 589606
or Kathryn Ford on 0161 828 1428 if you have any Safeguarding concerns about the parish.

Please click on the links below to read our policy statements:

  Safeguarding of Adults in the Church - St George's

 Policy on Children and Young People in the Church - St George's

 Safeguarding of Adults in the Church - St Clement's

 Policy on Children and Young People in the Church - St Clement's

"Promoting a Safer Church" - The Church of England Safeguarding Handbook


Manchester Diocese Out of Hours service is provided by 31:8 (formerly CCPAS) which delivers advice and guidance
when the Safeguarding Team are not available. They can be contacted on 0303 003 1111.

Prayer Link with Baghdad

St George's Church, Oakenrod has an active prayer link with St George's Anglican Church in Baghdad, Iraq.

We pray together:link2

Almighty God, You sent Your Son, Jesus Christ into the world to make us all your people and heal the wounds that divide us; help us to overcome our fears and give your church in all lands courage to build up that which is broken and restore peace between nations.
United in fellowship under the banner of St George and strong in our Christian Faith may we, as inheritors of Your everlasting Kingdom, be witnesses of reconciliation, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

أيها الرب القدير , لقد أرسلت ابنك الوحيد , يسوع المسيح الى العالم ليجعلنا أبناءك وليشفي جروحنا التي تقسمنا , ويساعدنا على قهر مخاوفنا وليمنح جميع الكنائس في العالم الشجاعة لبناء ما هو مكسور وأستعادة السلام بين الامم .
وحدتنا في محبتنا تحت خيمة القديس كوركيس . الذي يقوينا في ايماننا المسيحي , كورثة ملكوته الابدي , وأن نكون شهودا على المصالحة فيما بيننا . من خلال ربنا يسوع المسيح .


A Prayer of Longing and Hope in a time of Discernment

We pray together:

Living and Loving God, as your pilgrim people in the Diocese of Manchester,

we thank you for the great commission with which you have entrusted us:

to love and serve, and to bring our parishes, schools, chaplaincies and all our communities

into new life in Jesus Christ.

As we prepare for all you call us towards in the months and years to come,

grant us hopeful and honest discernment;

meet our anxieties, griefs and fears with your tender and comforting Spirit;

and help us to greet the promise and challenge of each new day with openness, grace, and trust.

Teach us to pray in faith, hope and love, that we may go out into your world confident in your mission,

and full of the Good News of Jesus Christ.



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Meet the Team

  • Canon Karen Smeeton

    Our Vicar
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  • The Revd Sylvia Barron

    Associate Priest
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  • The Revd Robert Findlow

    Associate Priest
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  • Sheila Rush

    Churchwarden - St George's
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  • Jennifer Holt

    Churchwarden - St George's
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