Church Policies

St Matthew's Church Policies are available for download:


Safeguarding Policy Statement (May 2023)

Safeguarding Key Information July 2022 

Policy for Responding to Safeguarding Concerns or Allegations 2022


Policy for the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders 2022

Policy for the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders - Background Information from DBS (2021)

Health and Safety

Health and Safety Policy - Church March 2023

Health and Safety Policy - Parish Centre April  2023

List of Annexes to Parish Centre H&S Policies March 2021 : See H&S Policies

Annexes to Health and Safety Policies

Asbestos Policy : See Annexes to Health & Safety Policies


Admission of Children to Holy Communion


Church Environment Policy 2023  (adopted 15 March 2023)


Ministry Expenses Policy (re-adopted 18 Jan 2023)

Finance Policy (adopted  18 January 2023)

Reserves Policy (incorporated into Finance Policy   18 January 2023)

Data Protection

Data Protection Policy  (includes Appendices 1,2,4 and 5). (adopted  18 January 2023)

Appendix 3  v.3 Register of Processing Activities

Equality and Diversity 

Equality and Diversity Policy  revised March 2023