Church Policies

St Matthew's Church Policies are available for download:


Safeguarding Policy Statement (March 2021)

Safeguarding Key Information July 2022 

Safeguarding Policy March 2021

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 March 2022

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


Diocesan Environment Policy 2017  (adopted 4 October 2017)


Ministry Expenses Policy (re-adopted 18 Jan 2023)

Finance Policy (adopted  18 January 2023)

Reserves Policy (adopted  11 January 2022)

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  adopted March 2022