Your Data

As a Church of England Diocese, we handle a lot of data for a variety of different purposes. If you share your data with us, we will seek to do everything we can to protect your data and respect your rights as a data subject under the 2018 General Data Protection Regulations.

To find out how we use your data and who it may be shared with, please click here to read our Privacy Notice. We will keep this policy under regular review and will post any update versions on this webpage. You can also request a copy of the Privacy Notice by post – please contact the Reception team via 01227 459401 or

If you have any questions or concerns about how we use your data – or if you would like to make a complaint - please contact our Data Protection Officer:

Stephen Taylor
01227 459401

You can also contact the Information Commissioner’s Office via their website.

Click here for data protection advice and resources for parishes.

Online Directory

Our online directory, the Contact Management System, is accesible via the Church of England Portal. It contains the names and contact details of clergy, readers and church officers who have given us permission (via a data protection form) to publish their details. The directory is accessed via a user name and password and is only available to clergy, readers and church officers who have a current post within a church, benefice or deanery within the Diocese, along with diocesan staff. If your personal data is contained within our directory, you have the ability to select who can see your data. Only data that is set by users as publilcly accesible will be available through our 'Find a Person' webpage. 

Your data and our website

Some personal data is collected through this website when you voluntarily choose to provide it to us: 

Booking forms – The information collected via our event booking forms allows us to book you into events/courses and reply to you/answer any questions you may have.

Payment forms – Payments are taken via a PayPoint on a secure server. Your card details are secure and your contact details are not shared with any third party.

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Analytical cookies help is to improve our website by colllecting and reporting information on its usage.

YouTube & Vimeo – If you play an embedded video on our site, there may a cookie set by YouTube or Vimeo containing anonymous, non personally-identifiable information about the number of playbacks of embedded videos. To find out more please visit YouTube’s embedding videos information page. You can find out more on the Google Privacy Policy (Google owns YouTube) and the Vimeo Privacy Policy.

External Links

We are not responsible for the availability or content of external sites that may be linked to, from the site. If you find a broken link or if you have any questions or concerns about a link, please contact us.  

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