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Welcome to St Erkenwald's Church, Barking. 

We are a biblically rooted, community-minded and spirit-led church. 

We are called to be a welcoming community, witnessing community and worshipping community in the heart of Barking. 

We are a Safe Church - Safeguarding

Our parish of St Erkenwald is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults from harm. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO).

Our Diocese of Chelmsford’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor who advises our PSO. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the PSO or the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor.

Danielle Law - Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor

Tel: 01245 294472 (Weekdays, Office hours)

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Gerhard Marais
, who may be contacted at church or by email:

If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone,
please contact the police and your local authority’s children or adult social care services.

The link to the safeguarding page is here:


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