Standish Methodist Church


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Standish Methodist Church                 DATA PRIVACY NOTICE


1. Your personal data – what is it?

Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data. Identification can be by the information alone or in conjunction with any other information in the data controller’s possession or likely to come into such possession. The processing of personal data is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”)2018.



2. Who are we?

Standish Methodist Church Council is the data controller (contact details below). This means it decides how your personal data is processed and for what purposes.  Standish Methodist Church Council may change this policy from time to time and any such changes will be published on our church noticeboard and website.  Notwithstanding any change to this policy, we will continue to process your personal data in accordance with your rights and our obligations in law.



3. How do we process your personal data?

Standish Methodist Church Council complies with its obligations under the “GDPR” by keeping personal data up to date; by storing and destroying it securely; by not collecting or retaining excessive amounts of data; by protecting personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure and by ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect personal data.


We collect data necessary for Standish Methodist Church to pursue its charitable objectives and by running events, maintaining memberships, keeping our members and supporters informed of our activities, marketing, fundraising and the effective running of Standish Methodist Church through its staff, trustees and volunteers.  


In furtherance of this, we use your personal data  which includes but is not limited to the following purposes: -

To maintain and update lists of members, officers and groups that are part of Standish Methodist Church, including Messy Church;

To manage the premises, including maintaining and updating records of all keyholders and groups/individuals using/hiring the church premises

To maintain our own financial accounts and records, including the processing of gift aid

To inform you of news, events, activities and services organised by Standish Methodist Church, eg. the emailing of weekly church notices, communication regarding Messy Church;

Safeguarding records, including casework, safer recruitment work and record of training, etc.


Data collected and processed may include, but be limited to:

Name and role in church

Contact information, including email address

Sensitive data may be collected where necessary for safeguarding purposes or upon application  to hold an office in Standish Methodist Church, or where required by law



4. What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?

Organisations are permitted to process data if they have a legal basis for doing so.  Standish Methodist Church processes data on the basis that:

It has a legitimate interest to process data; and / or

Express and informed consent has been given by the person whose data is being processed; and /or

There is a legal obligation on the Methodist Church to process data; and/or

Processing is necessary to protect the vital interests of a data subject or another person (in accordance with safeguarding policy and practice).


Where we process special category sensitive data (under article 9 of GDPR) we process data on the basis that:

Explicit consent has been given by the person whose data is being processed

Processing is necessary to protect the vital interests of a data subject or antoher individual where the data subject is physically or legally incapable of giving consent (in accordance with safeguarding practice); and /or

The Methodist Church in Britain is a member ship organisation and the processing relates only to members or former members of those who have regular contact with it in connection with its purposes and no disclosure is made to a third party without consent of the person whose data is being processed.



5. Sharing your personal data

Your data will not be shared outside of Standish Methodist Church, except where required to do so by law, eg. safeguarding.

Explicit, informed consent will be sought from individuals whenever and wherever required in accordance with data protection legislation.



6. Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure.  In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the data we process.



7. How long do we keep your personal data1?

We keep data in accordance with the guidance set out in the Connexional Team Retention Schedules, which incorporates statutory retention periods. We regularly review the data we hold and securely delete any personal data that is no longer necessary for us to process.


8. Your rights and your personal data

Unless subject to an exemption under the GDPR, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data: -

The right to request a copy of your personal data which Standish Methodist Church

Council holds about you;

The right to request Standish Methodist Church Council corrects any personal data if

it is found to be inaccurate or out of date;

The right to request your personal data is erased where it is no longer necessary for

Standish Methodist Church Council to retain such data;

The right to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time

The right to request that the data controller provide the data subject with his/her

personal data and where possible, to transmit that data directly to another data

controller, (known as the right to data portability), (where applicable) [Only applies

where the processing is based on consent or is necessary for the performance of a

contract with the data subject and in either case the data controller processes the data

by automated means].

The right, where there is a dispute in relation to the accuracy or processing of your

personal data, to request a restriction is placed on further processing;

The right to object to the processing of personal data, (where applicable) [Only applies

where processing is based on legitimate interests (or the performance of a task in the public interest/exercise of official authority); direct marketing and processing for the purposes of scientific/historical research and statistics]

The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office.


9. Further processing

If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this Data Protection

Notice, then we will provide you with a new notice explaining this new use prior to

commencing the processing and setting out the relevant purposes and processing conditions. Where and whenever necessary, we will seek your prior consent to the new processing.



10. Contact Details

To exercise all relevant rights, queries of complaints please in the first instance contact the

Secretary to the Church Council – Christine Williams

You can contact the Information Commissioners Office on 0303 123 1113 or via email or at the Information Commissioner's Office,

Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire. SK9 5AF




Last Updated 3/6/2018

Thank you to all those who contribute regularly to the food box for The Brick in the front porch, it is very much appreciated. The Brick’s food stocks are rather depleted. If you could bring some tinned or dried food with you to church, it would help to replenish the larder.

keep away sign

If you have any of the Covid-19 symptoms, i.e. cough, sore throat, high temperature, loss of taste or just don’t feel well please do not to come to any of the church services. Please help keep others safe

advance booking

If you are well, and intend coming to worship, we ask that you use our booking system by either ringing John Grayson (01257) 422598 or email him by 12 noon on the Saturday prior to the Sunday Service, so that we can plan for people attending as our numbers are limited.  You will be asked for a contact telephone number for Track and Trace.

face covering

You are asked to bring your own face covering/mask as these are now mandatory.

social distancing hand sanitiser track and trace one way systerm no singing grateful giving way out no hand shaking no flowers no tea and coffee toilets reminder

We will be worshipping in the church as usual and with 2m social distancing but you will enter via the side entrance door not up the steps via the main doors. You will need to socially distance from any people in front of you (2metres) as you approach the entrance door.  There will always be a warm welcome at Standish, but we ask that you refrain from shaking hands, hugging, kissing etc. on the way into church, inside and on the way out.



There is a sanitisation station at the entrance in order for you to sanitise your hands before going into church. Please use it.



You will be asked to confirm you name and your contact telephone number. This is for the National Track and Trace scheme, should we be asked who attended church on a particular day. These records will be kept secure and shredded after 21 days.



There will be a one-way system in operation and you will be directed by someone where to sit. Unfortunately, you will not be able to choose where you sit.



There will be no leaflets, weekly notices or hymn books given out. There will be no live music or hymn singing for now.



The collection will not be taken up during the service. For those not on standing order or direct debit, the collection will be a retiring one via a plate where you go out. If you would like to set up a standing order or direct debit please contact James Porter outside church.



At the end of the service you will be asked to leave church via the front door and steps – please observe social distancing.  There will also be a hand sanitiser on the table in the porch if you want to sanitise your hands again. If you have mobility problems please remain in your seat until people have left and the Steward invites ďď to exit via the ramp and side door.



As you leave after the service onto the car park, please observe the 2m social distancing rule and don’t congregate on the car park to make leaving as safe as possible.



For the foreseeable future there will be no flowers in church as we cannot currently send the flowers to anyone after the service.



Unfortunately, there will be no tea or coffee after the service for the time being.



The toilets will be open, but will operate on a one in and one out basis. You will need to leave church by the front door, walk round to the side door and follow the one-way system. Once finished, remember to wash and dry your hands, sanitise any touch points before you leave, follow the one-way system out of the corridor to the back door, out through the fire door and walk to come back into church via the side entrance – remember to us the hand sanitiser spray.  



You will be reminded of most of this by the steward before the service starts.




We understand that these changes will seem strange and that you may miss some of what we have regarded as a normal part of Sunday worship and fellowship after the service, but these changes are to try and keep us all safe!  









Prayer Circle

As part of the Pastoral Work in our church, we have a group of people who regularly pray in their private prayer time for our church and other concerns. If you have anything or anyone you would like us to pray for or if you would like us to pray for you on Sunday mornings, please email your prayer request to: [email protected] If you feel the need to speak to someone confidentially or would like a Pastoral Visitor, please contact Rev’d Richard Towle – 01942 206806


6:00 p.m. Evening Zoom Services

24th October Rev Richard Towle

28th November Rev Richard Towle


Saturday 27th November 2021 CHRISTMAS FAIR – More details coming soon.


5th December at 6.30 p.m. - Carol Concert by Prospect Brass Band Sunday