Data Protection at Christ Church

Looking after your personal data

The privacy of all those who are connected in any way with Christ Church is important to us. However, we do need to hold and use some personal data, and the way we do that is governed by law. See the ‘further details’ below for more information.

Our Privacy Notices explain what data we may need to hold about you, what we do with it and what are your rights in respect of that data. As well as a General Privacy Notice there is a separate Privacy Notice for Role Holders for anyone who has a role in the church (such as a PCC member or volunteer). Please click on either of the links to read the one that applies to you. You can find further details about this below.

There is also a Consent Form which you can print, complete and sign. If you consider yourself part of Christ Church, would like to get information about us, and are over 13 years old, please complete the form, if you have not already done so, and return it to the Church. It can be brought to a service, or sent to the Church, addressed to The Data Controller, Christ Church, 90 Brixton Road, London SW9 6BE.  You must be over 13 years of age in order to give consent. If you are under 13 the form needs to be completed by your parent or legal guardian.

Further Details


The way we hold and use personal data (‘process’ is the legal term) is governed by law known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  There are a number of things Christ Church has to do to comply with GDPR, including issuing privacy notices and getting people to deliberately opt in, or give consent, if they wish to receive information from us.

General vs. Role Holders

So, for most members of the congregation and others having an interest in us, the legal basis for our using their personal data to communicate with them is generally achieved by their giving consent to this. See the General Privacy Notice for more information. However, for those who have a specific role in the Church it is different.  In these cases it is essential that we hold some personal data about them (name and address, for example) and use it to communicate with them so that they can fulfil their role. Examples of such roles are Churchwardens, PCC members, Sunday School leaders and helpers, and those who volunteer in other ways, including in the Charity Shop, as well as anyone employed by the PCC. In these cases their role gives us a legal basis for holding and using their data without us needing consent. However, we still need their consent to communicate with them on matters unconnected with their role. See the Role Holders Privacy Notice for more information

Consent Form

The consent form relates mainly to communication; us letting you know about events etc. However, there are other ways in which you give us a legal basis to have and use your data. For example, if you have completed a Gift Aid declaration that gives us a legal basis to use your data to process your donation(s) and claim Gift Aid.  Of if you have completed an Electoral Roll form that allows us to store that information for that purpose. However, these specific permissions do not allow us to do anything anything else with it, such as invite you to social events.