The Church of St James
St James Street, Milnrow, Rochdale
The Church of St James


The Parochial Church Council of St James Milnrow works hard to safeguard children and young people, vulnerable adults and those in abusive relationships. We aim to create safe environments, where children and young people are nurtured and protected; and where all people, and especially those who may be vulnerable for any reason, are able to worship, pursue their faith journey and take part in all aspects of church life with encouragement and in safety.

We follow the national legal and procedural framework for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults, and Church of England policy and practice.

We act promptly on any complaints made, and work in close partnership with police and social care services where children or vulnerable adults have been harmed or are at risk of harm or mistreatment.

We provide safe recruitment, training and support to our voluntary and paid workers with children and vulnerable adults.

The Safeguarding Officer for St James Milnrow is:

Andrew Underdown - 07549 181607

If you have any problems making contact, please call the Vicar on 01706 594284

Reporting abuse and finding support

If you have information about a safeguarding situation where a child or adult is in immediate danger or requires immediate medical attention call the emergency services on 999. Do not delay.

In a non-emergency situation, contact the Parish Safeguarding Officer or the Vicar. They will then immediately contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team. If the parish contacts are not available, contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team directly

The parish and diocese Safeguarding contact details are:

Andrew Underdown, St James Parish Safeguarding Officer: 07549 181607

Rev Janet Pitman, Vicar of St James, Milnrow: 01706 594284

The Manchester Diocesan Safeguarding Team can be contacted via:

Finding support

We understand reporting abuse may be very difficult and distressing to you and it may add to your hurt by our not being able to immediately assist you. Therefore, here are the contact details of other agencies that are available to assist either on a 24-hour basis or through specialist helplines and services:

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

Child-line: 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).

Family Lives: 0808 800 2222
A charity with experience in helping parents to deal with the changes that are a constant part of family life.


St James Milnrow Safeguarding Policy.

Church of England Parish Handbook.

9.00am Parish Eucharist /
Family Communion

12.30pm Baptisms (not every Sunday)

10.00am Said Eucharist

Please note that the church is currently not suitable for wheelchair access