The Church of Ireland believes that children should never experience abuse of any kind. Everyone has a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children and to keep them safe. The Church of Ireland is committed to implementing procedures and practices which safeguard all children.
The Clergy, Select Vestry and leaders of St Molua’s are committed to upholding good practice in our ministry with children and young people and fully subscribe to the Church of Ireland’s child safeguarding policy ‘Safeguarding Trust’.
Safeguarding Trust provides a framework for those ministering within the Church of Ireland for how to recognise, respond and report any concerns of any safeguarding nature regarding children. Safeguarding Trust sits alongside the Adult Safeguarding Policy and Dignity in Church Life polices to support and protect all those who work in the Church of Ireland as staff or volunteers.
Full details of how ‘Safeguarding Trust’ operates, along with a wide range of downloadable documents, are available from the Church of Ireland Website at:
In line with ‘Safeguarding Trust’ policy requirements, the Select Vestry has appointed a sub-committee (the Parish Panel) to maintain oversight of all matters regarding safeguarding in the parish and to report on such matters to each Select Vestry meeting. The current panel at St Molua’s consists of:
Revd Emma Rutherford
Mrs Frances Hastie
Mr David Watkins
Should you have any concern or suspicion regarding child welfare in the parish, please contact a member of the Parish Panel.
St Molua’s Church
Parish of Stormont
645 Upper Newtownards Road
Belfast BT4 3LR
Tel: 028 9041 9171
Parish Office open: Wednesday from 10.00am to 12 noon
Church open: Wednesday from 10.00am to 12 noon and for services.
Registered with The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland NIC102374