“The Catholic Diocese of East Anglia is fully committed to safeguarding in the Church in order to ensure that we maintain peaceful, loving and safe Christian communities in which everybody, particularly young and vulnerable members, can confidently participate.

We recognise the personal dignity and rights of all vulnerable people, to whom we have a special responsibility.  The Diocese, parishes and individuals in it will: take all appropriate steps to maintain a safe environment for all; practice fully and positively Christ’s Ministry towards children, young people and vulnerable adults; and will respond sensitively and compassionately to their needs in order to help keep them safe from harm.”

Bishop Alan Hopes

Every parish has an appointed Safeguarding representative. The contact details for the Safeguarding rep St Jude’s and Sacred Heart will be added here as soon as possible. In the meantime, if you have any concerns about a person’s safety, please contact the Diocesan Safeguarding team on 020 8505 4199 or 07429 215344. Alternatively, please email

More information about Safeguarding in the Catholic Church in East Anglia can be found here.