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We are glad that you have chosen to visit our website and hope you will find the information useful – more than that, we hope it will encourage you to come and meet us or visit our church. The church is open for visitors during the day.  Please take your time and enjoy our flower garden at the rear of the church.

St James Church Christow is part of Teign Valley and Haldon Hill Group of Churches (which also includes the churches of Ashton, Bridford, Doddiscombsleigh, Dunchideock and Dunsford). Our churches are communities of people who meet for Christian worship, sharing time together with God as well as enjoying each other’s friendship and support.

Mission Statement

In response to God’s love revealed in Jesus Christ and in the power of the Holy Spirit, we seek to promote Christian faith, worship and living.

Commitment to Safeguarding

Policy Statement

The Christow Parochial Church Council (PCC) fully recognises and accepts the House of Bishops’ Safeguarding Policy Statement “Promoting a Safer Church” (2017) and is committed to complying with the current Church of England and Diocesan safeguarding policies and practice guidance. In so doing, the PCC will comply with the secular multi-agency safeguarding procedures relating to children and young people and adults experiencing or at risk of harm, abuse or neglect.

Worried about a child or vulnerable adult?

Please speak to the Parish Safeguarding Representative if you have any concerns for the well-being of a child or adult, or about the behaviour of someone towards a child or adult.

The Parish Safeguarding Representative for Christow is Mark Whitehall (Tel 01647 252547)

You can also contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team as follows:

Charlie Pitman, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser – 01392 345909 or Charles.Pitman@exeter.anglican.org

Stephen Edgeley, Diocesan Safeguarding Officer – 01392 345910 or Stephen.Edgeley@exeter.anglican.org

Phill Parker, Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser – 01392 294969 or DBS@exeter.anglican.org

For general enquiries – SafeguardingEnquiry@exeter.anglican.org

Immediate risk of harm?

If you believe somebody is at immediate risk of harm or that a crime has been committed, dial 999.

If you have serious concerns about an individual’s well-being, you should contact the relevant agencies:

Concerns about children

Devon Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) – 0345 155 1071

Concerns about adults

Devon – Care Direct – 0345 155 1007

Domestic Abuse

Devon Helpline for professionals and individuals – 0345 155 1074

Rape Crisis

National: 0808 802 9999

Devon & Torbay: 01392 204174

A child who wants to speak to someone about any concerns they have can call Childline on 0800 11 11