St Francis Church is comitted to the safeguarding or people who may be at risk and promoting good practice.

You can see our Parish Safeguarding Policy here. In it we commit to working within the latest Church of England safeguarding policy which you can find here.  You can download the diocesan document "You will be listened to" here

Key Contacts

Parish Safeguarding Officer 
Dorothy Frankland 
0191 266 4491


Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor 
Ruth Rogan
078 25 167 016
The Incumbent
The Revd Robert Lawrance
0191 2661071 or 078 88 693 850
The Churchwardens
Brian Smith 
0191 240 3795
Elizabeth Brown
0191 289 3152
Other licensed minister
The Revd Jon Cooper    0191 285 0148
Children's Advocate
Mrs Sue Wilson
0191 266 8428
Safeguarding Co-ordinator
Mrs Jennifer Germain
0191 266 5144


For further information please go to the Diocese of Newcastle website:
or The Church of England Safeguarding Page: