Just like any other organisation, parishes and churches must comply with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

There are guides and templates on the Parish Resources website, including a discount on GDPR training.

In 2018 the Diocese created a GDPR Toolkit for parishes (download below). You can download the whole Toolkit, Action Plan checklist, Data Audit questionnaire and various templates below.

When our toolkit was launched, clergy and lay participants from across the Diocese attended workshops about GDPR. The feedback received indicate that the workshops have been helpful in drawing out many of the issues that parishes face. The final workshop was filmed:

Watch the workshop recording

To get the most out of the training which the video provides, at least 1hr 45mins should be set aside. There are five pauses to ‘reflect and share’ at intervals throughout the presentation. The video is 1hr 15mins long; about five minutes should be allowed for each opportunity to ‘reflect and share’.

The slides shown at the workshops are included in the film. These have also been provided separately, along with questions and answers gathered from all of the workshops.

If you have data protection queries you are welcome to email us at GDPR@london.anglican.org.