The West of Severn Benefice takes its duty and obligation to protect all extremely seriously.  We have adopted the national Church of England’s robust procedures and guidelines.  You can find out more about the national policies and procedures at

The churches of our West of Severn Benefice will strive
to create and maintain environments that are safe for all, that promote well-being, that
prevent abuse, and that create nurturing, caring conditions within our churches for
children, young people and vulnerable adults. Our Benefice Council and our Parish
Church Councils shall support our benefice and church safeguarding officers in adhering
to safer good practice and to challenge the abuse of power.

If you are concerned that someone you know is at risk of, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from a Safeguarding Adviser or if necessary report the matter to the Local Authority Social Care Services or the Police without delay.


Local contacts available to speak to if you have any concerns:

Safeguarding Officer for the West Of Severn Benefice which includes the villages of Ashleworth, Corse, Hartpury, Hasfield, Maisemore, Staunton & Tirley:

Mr Thomas (Tom) Boore

Tel: 01452 700228



Rector of the West of Severn Benefice which includes the villages of Ashleworth, Corse, Hartpury, Hasfield,Maisemore, Staunton & Tirley:

Revd John Longuet-Higgins

Tel: 01452 700965



Further information about safeguarding arrangements in the Diocese of Gloucester is available at This page includes contact details for the Diocesan Safeguarding Team


If there is immediate risk or danger please conntact the police on 101


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