If no one from your congregation will be identifiable during filming or photography then you don’t need to gain consent. However, if members of the congregation will be visible, do consider the following:
Data Protection and UK/EU GDPR permissions for adults
Those appearing in film or photography will need to have given consent, as religion is a protected feature under Data Protection and UK/EU GDPR. A photo release form can be signed by adults and must include all the places that the photo or video may be used by the church. Regular attendees at the church need to only sign this once but it should be refreshed regularly, such as every three years. However, new visitors should be asked before the service or event begins.
Data Protection and UK/EU GDPR permissions for children
Videos containing children (under the age of 16) may be used by the church if consent has been given by their parent or guardian, following the same guidelines as above.
To download an example of a consent form (which you can edit/add your logo) please click the button below