The safeguarding contacts for our churches are as follows:


St Paul's: Janet Wainwright  01274 871104

St Peter's: Rebecca Kelly  07779 393834

Alternatively, you can contact the Vicar, the Reverend Paul Walker on 0113 2533339 or the Lead Safeguarding Officer for the Leeds Diocese, Jenny Price on 07800 740001)


Useful phone numbers

Social Services 0113 3760336

Childline 0800 1111

NSPCC 0808 800 5000

Samaritans 116123


The Benefice works hard to safeguard children and young people, vulnerable adults and those in abusive relationships.


We aim to create a safe environment where children and young people are nurtured and protected and where all people, especially those who may be vulnerable for any reason, are able to worship and pursue their faith journey with encouragement and in safety.


The Church councils of St Paul's Drighlington and St Peters Gildersome have formally adopted the Church of England House of Bishop’s Safeguarding policy for children, young people and adults.

Our commitment as a benefice is that:

  • We will promote a safer environment and culture.

  • We will safely recruit and support all those with any responsibility related to children and vulnerable adults.

  • We will respond promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation.

  • We will care pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns/allegations of abuse and other affected persons.

  • We will respond to those that may pose a present risk.

As a benefice we fully support and endorse the contents of the Parish Safeguarding Handbook.

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The Benefice of Drighlington & Gildersome

The Vicarage, 2A Church Street, Gildersome,

Leeds, LS27 7AF       0113 2533339

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