We welcome all people to our church, wherever you are on your journey of faith. We encourage reflection, question and discussion to help us explore and deepen our Christian faith. We strive to reach the needs of our congregation, the local community and beyond.

Safeguarding at St Mary Magdalene

We take the safeguarding and care of children and vulnerable adults very seriously at St Mary Magdalene (see our policy below).

– Our Parish Safeguarding Officers Lynn Tilling and                      Richenda Tonge can be contacted  here

– Our Churchwardens Tom Roberts and Jane Cooper can be contacted here.

Parish Office 020 8672 2206

– St Mary Magdalene follows SAFE CHURCH the Safeguarding Guidelines of the Diocese of Southwark.


Southwark Diocesan Safeguarding Team

– The Diocesan Safeguarding Team can be reached here

– Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser is Kate Singleton kate.singleton@southwark.anglican.org, 020 7939 9423, Mobile 07982 279713 (for urgent matters out of hours)
– Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers, Marie Daly and Louise Vernon
   * Marie Daly marie.daly@southwark.anglican.org 020 7939 9441                                 Mobile 07946 255295
   * Louise Vernon louise.vernon@southwark.anglican.org 020 7939 9462                   Mobile 07946 255622


For more general information and out of hours emergency contact:

– Information about where to get help with child and adult safeguarding issues (Wandsworth Children and Adults Services) can be found at this link

– NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child.

– Childline: 0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything.

– National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse.

– Samaritans Helpline: 116 123 (open 24 hours). Phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.

– Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 080 8808 8141 ( free phone Monday to Friday 9-5pm).


SMM Safeguarding Policy

We are committed to promoting and supporting environments which:


for children and young people

*are youth friendly and child-friendly and nurture their positive development.
*enable children and young people to be active contributors to the church community.
*protect children and young people from actual or potential harm.


for adults who may be vulnerable

*ensure that all people feel welcomed, respected and safe from abuse.
*encourage adults who may be vulnerable to lead as independent a life as possible, to choose how to lead their life, and be active contributors to the church community.
*protect adults who may be vulnerable from actual or potential harm


for those suffering domestic abuse

*recognise equality amongst people and within relationships.
*refuse to condone any form of abuse
*protect those vulnerable to domestic abuse from actual or potential harm.


for all people

*enable and encourage concerns to be raised and responded to openly and consistently.
*train all those with any responsibility within the Church, in line with safer recruitment principles, including the use of criminal records disclosures and registration with the relevant vetting and barring schemes.