In the Evenlode Vale Benefice we will do all we can to ensure that our benefice and parish churches offer the safest places for children and vulnerable people. Our office is based in Holy Ascension Oddington.

Each parish church in our benefice has adopted and implemented The House of Bishops’ Safeguarding Policy ‘Promoting a Safer Church’. You can read the full policy using this link:

Each parish has their own safeguarding officer who can be contacted, if you have any concern.

Safeguarding in the benefice - who’s who?

The incumbent/priest in charge

Revd Richard Rendall Tel: 01451 831866

Parish Safeguarding Officers:

Adlestrop - Susie Harris Tel: 01608 659510

Bledington - Aloyse Packe Tel: 01608 658447

Broadwell - Dilys Neill Tel: 01451 830656

Evenlode - Lady Julia Higgs Tel: 07800 651556

Icomb - Sue Nock Tel: 01451 831688 / Susie Dugdale Tel: 01451 830438

Oddington - Linda Rowley Tel: 01451 833877

Westcote - Trevor Bigg Tel: 01993 830624

The team of licensed/accredited ministers

Revd Richard Rendall Tel: 01451 831866

Revd Helkias Mapimhidze Tel: 01608 658500

Revd Stephen Blake Email:

Holy Ascension oddington Booking Details

Kirsten Turner Tel: 01451 831424

Employed Staff

Kirsten Turner - Church Administrator - Tel: 01451 831424

Mark Smallwood - Youth Minister - Tel: 07584 561378

Lydia Holloway - Sports and Outreach Worker - Tel: 07852 329193

CoordinatorS of work related to Children, Young People & Adults at Risk

Revd Helkias Mapimhidze Tel: 01608 658400

Mark Smallwood Tel: 07584 561378

Lydia Holloway Tel: 07852 329193

Who to talk to if you observe or are told about Safeguarding Concerns?

The relevant parish safeguarding officer, whose details are above.

Who to speak to the in THE Diocese, if you have a concern?

Information about how to contact the Diocese Safeguarding Officers and report a concern can be found using the following link: