Christ Church, North Shields

Serving the community of North Shields since 1668

Christ Church North Shields, Preston Road, North Shields, NE29 0LW, Tel: 0191 258 6653, email:


Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults is a priority at
Christ Church.

We are committed to folllowing government and Churches’ Child Protection Advisory Service (CCPAS) guidelines on safeguarding and good working practice, including safe recruitment of workers. Our formal safeguarding policy can be seen upon request from Alison Cunningham, our Safeguarding Officer.

If you have any concerns regarding the safety or welfare of a child or vulnerable adult you can speak to Alison Cunningham, our Safeguarding Officer.

Alternatively, you can contact the following bodies:

CCPAS – 0845 120 45 50
Childline (for children) – 0800 1111
NSCPP – 0808 800 5000
Kidscape – 0845 120 5204
Stop it Now – 0808 1000 900

My name is Glyn Evans and I was born in Dartford Kent. As you can tell from my name I have some Welsh roots! I trained as a vicar in Birmingham then moved to the North East thirty years ago. Before I came to North Shields I was the vicar of St. Andrews in Newcastle and the City Centre Chaplain. I am a Chaplain to Deaf people. I am married and have two grown up children.


My name is Dorothy Robinson, I was born in north Northumberland, moving to Tyneside in the 1970’s. I trained for ordination at Cranmer Hall, St John’s College, Durham. For the past ten years I have been Associate Priest at Tynemouth Priory, Church of the Holy Saviour. I also work as a Hospital Chaplain a few hours a week with Northumbria NHS Chaplaincy Team. I am married and have two grown up children.

Alison Cunningham

Alison Cunningham
Safeguarding Officer - Christ Church North Shields


My name is Peter Knibbs I was brought up in the West Midlands and studied dentistry at Birmingham University. I trained for ordination whilst still working in my secular role in Cornwall. I am married with three grown up children and six grandchildren. Before moving to North Shields Parish, I ministered at St Mary Monkseaton and St Cuthbert Blyth. Like Glyn I am a keen follower of Newcastle United.

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