Your Data

As a Diocese, we handle a lot of data for a variety of different purposes. If you share your data with us, we will seek to do everything we can to protect your data and respect your rights as a data subject under the 2018 General Data Protection Regulations.

To find out how we use your data and who it may be shared with, please click here to read our Privacy Notice.
We will keep this policy under regular review and will post any update versions on this webpage. You can also request a copy of the Privacy Notice by post – please contact the Reception team via 01227 459401 or

If you have any questions or concerns about how we use your data – or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact our Data Protection Officer:

Anna Drew
01227 459401

You can also contact the Information Commissioner’s Office via their website.

Click here for data protection advice and resources for Parishes.

Your data and our website

Some personal data is collected through this website when you voluntarily choose to provide us with personal data.

Booking forms – The information collected via our event booking forms allows us to book you into events/courses and reply to you/answer any questions you may have.

Payment forms – Payments are taken via a PayPoint on a secure server. Your card details are secure and your contact details are not shared with any third party.

Comments – With online comment forms we also request your name and contact details/parish so that we can filter out any spam responses.

Online Directory – Our online directory contains the names and contact details of clergy, readers and church officers who have given us permission (via a data protection form) to publish their details. The online directory is accessed via a user name and password and is only available to clergy, readers and church officers who have a current post within a church, benefice or deanery within the Diocese, along with diocesan staff.

Use of cookies
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit.

To learn more about cookies, you can visit You will also find details on how to block and delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.

The Cookies We Use
Google Analytics – These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.

This data helps us to understand:

  • Which pages people visit on the site
  • Which internet browsers are being used
  • What is popular on the site
  • Which interactive tools are used by visitors

You can find out more about Google’s cookies on their privacy policy: You can also install the Google Analytics Opt-out tools in your browser:

– By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device –

YouTube & Vimeo – If you play an embedded video on our site, there may a cookie set by YouTube or Vimeo containing anonymous, non personally-identifiable information about the number of playbacks of embedded videos. To find out more please visit YouTube’s embedding videos information page. You can find out more on the Google Privacy Policy (Google owns YouTube): and the Vimeo Privacy Policy:

Sharing Tools – If you use one of the ‘Share’ buttons, an anonymous cookie may be set by to help you to easily bookmark/share selected pages through a number of popular social networks. They also help us know what pages are being bookmarked/shared. You can find out more on the’ Add This’ privacy policy:
If you ‘Like’ or ‘Tweet’ using these services, third party websites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service (like Facebook or Twitter). We do not control these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about these cookies.

External Links
We are not responsible for the availability or content of external sites that may be linked to, from the site. If you find a broken link or if you have any questions or concerns about a link, please contact us: