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This website ‘cookies’ to make the site more useful to visitors. A limited amount of personal information is also collected and displayed to help with the general administration of the Church.

Personal information

Contact details and information about posts that people hold, which appear in the Directory is provided direct from the diocesan database, which is maintained through the parish annual return process and the normal business processes of the London Diocesan Fund. Incorrect details should be notified to the appropriate Area/archdeaconry administrator. The Directory exists to help enquirers make contact with their local church and also for clergy and parish officers to easily contact their counterparts around the Diocese.

Any personal details submitted through the events or jobs sections of this site are used only for the purposes of administration of those adverts.

Cookies used on this website

We have outlined below the cookies which are used on this site and provided details on how to manage them. You can find out more about cookies and how they work from Gov.uk.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

CookieNameMore information

Content Management System cookie CFID This cookie is set by our content management system, upon arrival to our website. It is not used by us for any purpose but is needed for the website to function. This cookie is deleted when a user closes their browser.
Content Management System cookie CFTOKEN This cookie is set by our content management system, upon arrival to our website. It is not used by us for any purpose but is needed for the website to function. This cookie is deleted when a user closes their browser.
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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where vistors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Read an overview of privacy at Google.

How to control and delete cookies

We do not use cookies to collect information about you which is personally identifiable. If you wish to restrict or block the cookies on our website however, you can do this through your browser settings. The built-in ‘Help’ option will give you details on how to achieve this or you can visit the All About Cookies website which offers guidance.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect in the UK from 25 May 2018. It replaced the existing law on data protection (the Data Protection Act 1998) and gives individuals more rights and protection regarding how their personal data is used by organisations.

The London Diocesan Fund (LDF) needs to use information, including personal data, to support the mission and growth of the Church in London. In response to changing data privacy law, we are making it easier for you to find out how we handle your information.

We want to be open and transparent about how we use your personal data. We’re not changing the way we use your data, but our new privacy notices provide you with information about the types of personal data we hold, how we use your information and the reasons for this. They also provide additional details, such as your increased rights in relation to the information we hold about you.

How to find out more

We encourage you to view our new LDF privacy notice below to find out how we might process your data and for what purpose.


LDF Privacy Notice - Oct 2023.pdfDownload

For clergy, LLMs, CLMs, and ordinands whose personal data is covered by our Bishops’ data controllership, a separate privacy notice is available to view here:


Privacy Notice - for Clergy, LLMs, CLMs and Ordinands Feb 2022.docxDownload

The Diocese of London Safeguarding Privacy Notice is available here:


Diocese of London Safeguarding Privacy Notice - September 2021.pdfDownload

We will keep our approach up to date

We will review our privacy notices from time to time to comply with privacy law & regulation, and best practice. Our most up to date version will always be on our website. Please see the above link.

We’re here to help

If you have any questions about the information we hold about you, including questions about our policies (e.g. on Data protection, or Data retention and deletion), please contact us:

Write to us: Data Protection Officer, London Diocesan Fund, 36 Causton Street, London, SW1P 4AU

Email us: GDPR@nulllondon.anglican.org, or Phone us: 020 7932 1100

If you wish to contact the Information Commissioners Office:

Address: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF

Email: https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/email, or Phone: 0303 123 1133

GDPR parish resources

Just like any other organisation, parishes and churches must comply with the requirements of the GDPR. We encourage parishes and churches in the Diocese to use our GDPR Toolkit for Parishes, which has been carefully drawn up. You can download the whole GDPR Toolkit, Action Plan checklist, Data Audit questionnaire and various templates from ‘Resources’ below.

GDPR workshops were attended earlier in the year, by clergy and lay participants from across the Diocese. The feedback received indicate that the workshops have been helpful in drawing out many of the issues that parishes face. In order to capture the training provided, the final workshop was filmed.

Video of the workshops is available here.

To get the most out of the training which the video provides, at least 1hr 45mins should be set aside. There are 5 pauses to ‘reflect and share’ at intervals throughout the presentation. The video is 1hr 15mins long; about 5 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, and are available under ‘Resources’ below.

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


Appendix 5 Privacy notice template for role holders (5).docxDownload
Appendix 5 Privacy notice template for non-role holders (8).docxDownload
GDPR Parish Workshops Q&As (pdf)Download
GDPR Parish Workshops Q&As (word)Download
GDPR Parish workshop slides Download
GDPR Toolkit for parishesDownload
GDPR Action Plan Checklist (Appendix 2)Download
Audit Questionnaire (Appendix 3)Download
Consent form template (Appendix 4)Download
Data Protection Impact Assessment (Appendix 6)Download
Data Protection Impact Assessment checklistDownload
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