Safeguarding at St Martin's

It is essential that all those who visit St Martin's, St Peter's Bullinghope or any of our events and services should be safe and feel safe. 

Our safeguarding lead is Bev Merritt and you can always contact her or the Rector Anne Dowdeswell (07864 938898) if you have any concerns.



If you are concerned that someone you know is at risk of, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, or if necessary, report the matter to your Local Authority Social Care Services or the Police


Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser: Mandy McPhee 07875757396 or



Please see below for useful contact numbers:


Herefordshire Council Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub

Children – 01432 260800 Adult – 01432 260715 (week day office hours)

Emergency Duty Team – 0330 123 9309 (after 5 pm, weekends and Public Holiday)

Shropshire County Council

Child or Adult Concern – 0345 678 9021 (week day office hours)

Emergency Duty Team – 0345 678 9040 (after 5 pm, weekends and Public Holiday)

Telford and Wrekin County Council – Family Connect

Child or Adult Concern – 01952 385385 (week day office hours)

Emergency Duty Team – 01952 676500 (after 5pm, weekends and Public Holidays)

Powys County Council

Child or Adult Concern – 01597 827666 (day time)

Emergency Duty Team – 0845 054 4847 (after 5 pm, weekends and Public Holiday)

Worcestershire County Council

Children – 01905 822666 Adult – 1905 768053 (weekday office hours)

Emergency Duty Team – 01905 768020 (after 5 pm, weekends and Public Holiday)

NSPCC: 0808 800 5000 Child line (help line for children): 0800 11 11

National Domestic Violence

Helpline: 0808 2000 247 Action on Elder Abuse: 0808 808 8


As you can imagine, I'm sure, this has been a very difficult time for our Church community and one of the challenges we face is the loss of earnings as donations, fees and hall rental income have fallen considerably. If you are able to support the work of our Churches and make a donation we would be very grateful. 

Donations can be made online using the button below, or through the team office. Thank you for your help.

This week's newsletter for South Wye, Hereford.
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Our April Magazine
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