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General Data Protection Regulation

We are running some more workshops to help Parishes comply with the new laws on data protection law which took effect on 25 May 2018. 

These will be held on:

  • Mon 2nd July – from 6:30pm to 8:00pm (with refreshments from 6:00pm)
  • Mon 9th July – from 2:30pm to 4:00pm (with refreshments from 2:00pm)

All workshops will be held at Trinity House, 4 Chapel Court, Borough High Street, London Bridge SE1 1HW

These workshops are open to clergy as well as to lay officers (e.g. PCC Secretaries and churchwardens) and anyone else from parishes with a role in data protection.  If anyone would like to attend from your parish, please book a place by emailing Kate Harrison on GDPRworkshops@southwark.anglican.org

If you have any immediate queries on data protection, please email data@southwark.anglican.org


New laws on data protection will come into force later this year.  The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take effect in the UK from 25 May 2018 and will replace the existing law on data protection (the Data Protection Act 1998).  This new law gives individuals more rights and protection regarding how their personal data is used by organisations.

Parishes and churches must comply with the requirements of the GDPR and a GDPR Toolkit has been developed to help parishes in Southwark understand what they need to do to comply with the new laws.  The GDPR toolkit as well as individual checklists and editable templates can be downloaded below.

If you have data protection queries please email data@southwark.anglican.org