The EU took a major step towards protecting the private data of all citizens when it adopted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). At Gracechurch we take data privacy seriously. This page is for those who attend Grace Church, to describe the personal data we store and process.

We may hold your:

  • Full name
  • Email address
  • Home telephone number
  • Mobile telephone number
  • Full home address
  • Dietary preferences or allergies

If you have a child, we may hold their:

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Allergies, medical conditions, dietary needs and special needs

We may also hold an emergency contact number other than your phone number.

We need this information to help us to:

  • organise events and rotas
  • look out for every member of the church, being devoted to one another in love (Romans 12)
  • run the church safely and well

We may process your or your child’s data by:

  • using names on rotas or lists of people attending certain events (which may include dietary preferences); these are visible to anyone with the address of the list or rota
  • keeping emails you send to the leadership team
  • maintaining a register of who comes along for pastoral care reasons
  • holding any of your personal data in central database(s) so we can contact you if needed
The lawful basis for holding this data is the consent of the individuals concerned, or their parent in the case of minors. Data is not passed to any third party and is erased when the individual leaves the church. We use Google services which may transport personal data to the US under the Privacy Shield framework. 

The Data Controller is Grace Church Wrecclesham, part of Farnham Baptist Church, Registered with the UK Charity Commission, number 1126264. 

Data subjects may exercise their rights (right to withdraw consent, right of access, right to rectification, right to data portability, right to object, right to erasure) by contacting us.


You can view our Child Protection Policy here.