The Dean and Chapter are committed to the protection of children and vulnerable adults visiting the Cathedral, the Cathedral Choristers, and those attending services as well as any Employees, Trainees and Volunteers.

A copy of the Cathedral's Safeguarding Policy is provided below.

Chichester Cathedral Safeguarding Policy (June 2021)
The Cathedral's Safeguarding Officer
Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor
Colin Perkins
07500 771210
Church House, Hove, East Sussex

There are eight people at the Cathedral (one clergy, five staff, a volunteer team leader and one independent) who work closely with the Cathedral Safeguarding Officer and are specially trained and available to talk to anyone who has a safeguarding concern about a child, young person or any adult who may be at risk.  

The Very Revd Stephen Waine
01243 812494
Canon Treasurer
Reverend Vanessa Baron
01243 812589
Head Organist & Master of the Choristers
Charles Harrison
07970 207314
Acting Head Verger
Tim Morris
01243 812498
Head of HR
Val Timlin
01243 813596
Visitor Experience Manager
Rebecca Lewry-Gray
01243 812482
Children & Families Volunteer
James Allport
07968 274683


If you are a child and you need to talk to someone about things that are happening to you that you don’t like, please click on the link below which takes you the Childline website, or telephone Childline on 0800 1111

If you are an adult and you need to access support about something that is happening to you, please click on the link below to find out how you can do that. Scroll down to find links to various support organisations for you to contact.

If you need to contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team, please click on this link

For more information about the Diocese of Chichester's safeguarding work, advice, information and resources that help parishes understand how to achieve the best possible standards of safeguarding, visit

If you need to report a safeguarding concern to the statutory authorities in Sussex, please click on the link below, click on the option on the left that most describes the situation you are concerned about, and follow the advice and further links you find there. Please remember to contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team as well once you have contacted the statutory authorities.