Data Protection Policy

St Peter’s Episcopal Church, Fraserburgh

Data Protection Policy

Personal information about you provided to St Peter’s Church may be processed in under the General Data Protection Regulations 2018. ‘Processing’ means that the personal information held by us may be used in ways which you consent to in promoting the legitimate interest of the church. Some of the ways in which we may use your information are:

  • to administer membership records, including the communicant roll, which is a requirement under Canon law.
  • for the sending out communication and publicity by email.
  • on pastoral records held by the Priest-in-Charge.
  • Gift Aid declarations for tax purposes and other financial information, which are confidential to the Gift Aid Officer and Treasurer.
  • to fundraise and promote the interests of the charity
  • for the purposes of Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG). Declarations are kept confidential by the PVG officer.


  • in baptism, confirmation, wedding and burial registers. These are historical documents, and we are required by Canon law to keep them.
  • to enable us to provide a voluntary service for the benefit of the public.


All personal information is held in a protected environment, either on password protected computers or in a locked filing cabinet.

You can access this information by contacting the Priest-in-Charge, who will be able to give you a record of information held on you.

You can ask us to change information held, or to remove any information.

We will not pass on any of your personal details to outside organisations without your permission.


Date agreed by Vestry: 14 May 2018