St. Mary's with St. Peter's

Bury St. Edmunds

Events Manager - Jackie Crofts: 07561 334695
Church Administrator - Katie Jackson: 01284 754680

Fire procedure, accident reporting and emergency plan

Fire Procedure


  • Immediately operate the nearest fire alarm call point.
  • Dial 999 to call the Fire Brigade.
  • Only use the appliances provided to tackle the fire if you are competent to do so. Do not endanger yourself or others in doing so.


  • Leave the building by the nearest available exit.
  • Close all the doors behind you.
  • Report to the person in charge of your group at the Assembly Point on the field.
  • Do not stop to collect personal belongings.
  • Do not re-enter the building.


Emergency Plan for Hirers of the Centre

As the responsible person for the event / function you have legal duties with regard to the safety of those persons assisting with or attending the event.

Before the event or function you should be aware of:

  • The contents of the Fire Procedures Notice displayed in the room.
  • What fire protection systems are present and their location.
  • How a fire will be detected.
  • How people will be warned if there is a fire.
  • What staff should do if they discover a fire.
  • How the evacuation should be carried out and arrangements for those particularly at risk such as disabled persons and children.
  • Identification of escape routes and exits.
  • Arrangements for fighting fire.
  • How the fire and rescue service will be called.
  • Checking that all escape routes are clear of obstructions and combustibles.

At the start and during the event or function you should ensure that:

  • Those present are notified of the location of exits and escape routes and the contents of the Fire Procedure Notice.
  • Escape routes and exits do not become blocked.
  • No naked flames are started, including candles.
  • Rooms do not become overcrowded and when setting out chairs and tables adequate room is left for safe and easy means of escape.

Accidents and Incidents

In the event of an accident, please enter details in the accident book which is located at the far end of the main corridor. First aid boxes are available at the far end of the corridor and in the kitchen.


St Mary's Church is located on the corner of Honey Hill, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1RT. During the week the nearest car park is either the Angel Hill car park, or Ram Meadow, Cotton Lane, IP33 1XP (10 minutes walk away). St Peter's Church and the Thomas Clarkson Centre are located on Hospital Road, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3JT. Access to the large car park is via Petticoat Lane and Hospital Road. The parish office is located in St Mary's Church