Contact us at:
St. Stephen's Church
St. Stephen's Street
Worcester WR3 7HS
Please note that these are all personal phone numbers.
There is no phone in the church.
Reverend Andy Todd
Parish Administrator and Churchwarden
Tel: 01905 863537
Tel: 01905 616427
The Parochial Church Council (PCC)
of St. Stephen’s, Barbourne, Worcester.
As from the 25th May 2018, the processing of personal data is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). At St. Stephen’s we are committed to meeting our obligations under the GDPR and will ensure that any information we have relating to you is held securely and used only in accordance with the Regulation.
The following details explain how we use your personal data, the legal basis for holding it and your rights under the Regulation.
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 data can be held in electronic and paper (hard copy) formats.
In the Regulation you are referred to as “the data subject”; that is, the person on whom the Parochial Church Council (PCC) of St Stephen’s holds personal data.
2. Who are we?
For the purposes of the Regulation, the PCC of St. Stephen’s is the data controller (contact details below). This means it decides how your personal data held by the PCC is processed and what it is used for.
3. How do we process your personal data?
The PCC of St. Stephen’s 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 measures are in place to protect personal data.
We use your personal data for the following purposes: -
4. What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?
Insofar as GDPR applies to the activities and responsibilities of the PCC:-
5. Sharing your personal data
Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential and will only be shared with other members of the church for purposes connected with the church. We will only share your data with third parties (ie groups or organisations not directly associated with the PCC) if we have your consent.
6. How long do we keep your personal data?
We keep data in accordance with the guidance set out in the guide Keep or Bin..? The Care of Your Parish Records which is available from the Church of England website.
Specifically, we retain electoral roll data while it is still current; Gift Aid declarations and associated paperwork for up to 6 years after the calendar year to which they relate; and parish registers (baptisms, marriages, funerals) permanently. The oldest records may be transferred to the Diocesan Archive, to be held securely at The Hive.
7. Your rights and your personal data
Unless subject to an exemption under GDPR, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data held by St. Stephen’s PCC: -
8. Further processing
If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this Data Protection Notice, we will provide you with a new notice explaining this new use prior to commencing the processing and setting out the relevant purposes, processing conditions and legal basis. Where and whenever necessary, we will always seek your prior explicit consent to the new processing.
9. Review and approval
This notice will be subject to annual review by the PCC, or as and when required.
10. Contact Details
To exercise all relevant rights, queries or complaints please in the first instance contact Mrs Judy Hood, the Parish Administrator on 01905 863537.
You can contact the Information Commissioners Office on 0303 123 1113 or via email https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/email/ or at the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.
 Processing of personal data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, and the processing of genetic data, biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person, data concerning health or data concerning a natural person’s sex life or sexual orientation is prohibited unless the data subject has given explicit consent.
 Details about retention periods are given in the Records Management Guides on the Church of England website https://www.churchofengland.org/more/libraries-and-archives/records-management-guides