Stockbridge, Longstock and Leckford

in the Mid-Test Valley Benefice The Mid Test Benefice (parishes Broughton with Bossington, Houghton, Leckford, Longstock, Mottisfont and Stockbridge

St Mary's Church Longstock. MJS 2016
St Mary's Church Longstock. MJS 2016
The Rector/Vicar for the parishes of the Mid Test Benefice is
The Rev'd Philip Bowden. revdphilipbowden@gmail.com
            Telephone:  01264810810

Safeguarding:
If you have concerns here are contact numbers:
Benefice Safeguarding Officer:
David Barnes 01264 810516
barnsiesdandj@yahoo.co.uk
Safeguarding email

SafeguardingMidTestN@outlook.com 

 



Diocesan Safeguarding Officer
Jackie Rowlands 01962 737317
Mobile 07921 865374
Jackie.rowlands@winchester.anglican.org


The Revd Philip Bowden details above

For safeguarding help outside the church. If you have concerns or want to report abuse phone Hampshire Children/Adult Services on 0300 555 1386 or the police on 101.

In an emergency, or if you suspect you or someone else is in immediate danger, phone 999.









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