Circuit Safeguarding Representative: Miss Jenny Benfield.  Tel: 01284 702157

District Safeguarding Coordinator: Mrs Jane Gay.  Tel: 07787 225280

Circuit Superintendent Minister: Rev Debbie Borda.  Tel: 01284 754574

It is now over five years since the Safeguarding course “Creating Safer Space” Foundation module was issued by the Methodist Church and many people holding office in the Bury St EdmundS Circuit received their training. The subject of abuse is constantly in the headlines. The Methodist Church has conducted a “Past cases review”, investigating in depth previous cases of abuse and allegations of abuse.

A revised course has been produced and all people who hold offices within the Methodist Church are required to attend. There is also a repeat of the “Creating Safer Space” Foundation module for those newly in post who have not yet undertaken Methodist Church Safeguarding training. All courses are at 7:30pm. The three retraining courses will be the same at the three venues.  A list of people required to attend can be found at

Retraining Courses:

Dates and venues:

Next sessions to be announced.

Newcomers' Course:

Next sessions to be announced.