Documents listed as links in the left-hand column open as PDFs in a new tab.

Safety-related Documents

SafeguardingPlease follow this link to the dedicated safeguarding page.
Safe Working Reminders A two-page annual reminder for our volunteers of the main Health & Safety and Safeguarding topics they need to know.
Risk Assessment Policy and GuidanceA one-page guide on how to do a risk assessment, plus a standard form and an Annex listing extant risk assessments that you might find useful when completing one for your activity.
Click here for the form in Word (.docx) format for editing. (Opens a download-and-save box.)
Lone Working GuidanceSome common-sense advice on how to prepare for working alone in the church or the office, or when making home visits.
Health and Safety PolicyThis includes Risk Assessments of matters that are common across most of our activities.

Miscellaneous Documents

Electoral Roll FormIf you live in the parish or have been attending services at St James for at least six months, you are eligible to join the Electoral Roll. This allows you to vote in elections to the Parochial Church Council, held at our Annual Meeting in May each year.
Complaints and AllegationsIf you wish to complain about something, this one-page guide will tell you what to do.
Your Data and How We Look After ItSt James Church Data Protection Policy and Privacy Notice.
Disability Access StatementA summary of our current provision for adults and children with disabilities.
Social Media PolicyHere is an excerpt from the Parish Safeguarding Handbook which is our Social Media Policy.
Supporting VolunteersThis policy sets out what we need to do to look after all our volunteers, recruting them fairly and safely, making sure that they know what is expected of them, are trained appropriately and supported on an ongoing basis.
Registered CharityThis is a link to our entry in the Charity Commission’s register.
Our Registered Charity number is 1130757.
Parish ProfileA snapshot of the church in 2017, prepared for the appointment of a new vicar.
Please note that some of the activities described here have not restarted after Covid.

Annual Report and Accounts for 2023

The report and accounts here are as filed with the Charity Commission.

2023 AccountsThese are the pre-audited accounts. They are currently with the Independent Examiner.
2023 Annual ReportA summary account (15 pages) of what we did in 2023.
The report is written to fulfil the requirements of the Charity Commission.
Independent Examiner’s ReportThis report will be posted here when it is received.
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