Data Protection and Communication Consent Policy

As you may be aware, data protection laws changed from 25th May 2018. This means that you have a say about how your personal details are stored by organisations and for what purpose.

So we need you to confirm your consent for us to contact you so that we can stay in touch. That’s why when you submit details to us (The Parish of St John with St James) we always ask you to indicate your consent for us to store and use your data to act on your requests.

Where you do not grant consent we will not be able to use your personal data to act on your requests, or to communicate with you about the church and its activities. This means for example we may not be able to let you know about forthcoming services and events; except in certain limited situations, such as where required to do so by law or protect members of the public from serious harm. 

With the specific consent you have given,  we may contact you in the following ways, and for the following purposes:-

Newsletters and other communications
We may contact you to keep you informed about what is going on in the local or neighbouring parishes, other churches and the work of the Diocese including news, events, meetings, clubs, groups and activities. These communications may also sometimes appear on our website, the Diocese website or in printed or electronic form (including social media).

Activities and groups
We may contact you about groups and activities you may be interested in participating in. We sometimes work with similar groups in other churches within or outside the Diocese or with the Diocese itself. Occasionally names and photos may appear in newsletters, bulletins or on websites, or social media.

Local Events
We may contact you about local events in which St John’s with St James is participating or supporting including festivals, arts events and celebrations.

You may withdraw or amend your consent at any time by completing the form here