Know God, Show God, Share God

We are the Anglican church which serves Gildersome, a village with a population of about 5,500. The Church’s mission statement, drawn up by the congregation, is short but succinct:

To Know God, Show God and Share God.

St Peter’s is welcoming and lively. In every sense, it is a ‘people’s church’. There are activities and groups which meet spiritual and social needs. There are facilities which can be used by the community. There is something for all ages.

We realise that God is calling us to step out in faith; to exercise the Gifts of the Holy Spirit; and to share God’s love with people both inside and beyond our existing congregation!

Safeguarding Statement

We take the safeguarding of children, young people and adults very seriously. We work to prevent abuse from occurring, seek to protect those that are at risk of being abused and respond well to those that have been abused.

Our parish safeguarding policy statement and full policy can be viewed on the notice board just inside the front door of the church.

If you are concerned that a child or vulnerable adult has been harmed or is at risk of harm, please do not hesitate to contact the Church or Diocese Safeguarding personnel for advice and support.

Parish Contact

If you wish to report an allegation of abuse from the past, or in the present, please do not hesitate to contact us. Your information will be treated appropriately and kept confidential.

At the moment we waiting for a new Safeguarding Office to receive training, so in the interim you can contact the Vicar Reverend Paul Walker email:, or telephone 07907 802125

Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor

If you would prefer to speak to the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor Team you can reach them on 0113 3530 259 or 07872 005189. They will ensure your call is returned as soon as possible. You can always call the police on 101 or Childline on 0800 1111

If you have concerns about safeguarding or want to know any more information about our safeguarding policy or practices, please contact the church office, telephone 0113 2189686

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