Policies

The Benefice of Bierton and Hulcott is managed by the Parochial Church Councils of St James the Great Bierton and All Saints Hulcott. Joint meetings of the Parochial Church Councils are held when there is a need to agree policy or make decisions regarding the mission of our churches that affect the whole parish.

For more information regarding the role of the Parochial Church Councils please contact the Churchwardens of the church concerned.

One parish wide policy that has been agreed is the Parish’s Safeguarding Policy; here we have adopted the Diocese of Oxfords Safeguarding Policy and Guidelines of which more information can be found by visiting the diocese’s website www.oxford.anglican.org

Churchyard Regulations

In January 2017, the Diocese of Oxford produced updated Churchyard Regulations for us to implement. We are aware this is a sensitive area and in light of this, we are taking a gradual approach to the regulations and not expecting everything to change with immediate effect. Many of the regulations are not actually new, but they have not always been adhered to in the past. Therefore, we are intending to move towards complying with the regulations by 30th June 2017.

Please remember that our churchyards are lovingly cared for by our Church Family Volunteers, without whom we could not maintain our beautiful places of rest. Please help us to care and support all those who have loved ones remembered in our grounds and may we all respect each other in all our actions.