New European Union General Data Protection Legislation comes into force on Friday 25 May 2018. This will have a great impact upon us all. We are obliged to know who has access to all personal information held in the parish, what information is held, and in which format/s. Many of you volunteer for the parish, or have done so in the past. Therefore you might keep personal information at home or work, in a file and/or on a PC, phone, laptop or other device.
Please let either me or the Parish Office know if this applies, or might apply, to you, so that I can inform you what as to what you may need to do, going forward. Thanks to all who have responded so far. Members of the clergy and the PPC, the Parish Secretary and our MC, have attended training sessions on GDPR. Things will become clearer over the next few weeks. The Archbishop encourages us all to help implement these changes, and I thank you in advance for your co-operation. Severe penalties may be imposed for non-compliance.
Accessibility - St. Bartholomew's does its utmost to accommodate those with additional needs. Whilst the main body of the church is wholly accessible to people with mobility disabilities, the choir gallery is both approached by stairs and the seating is then stepped by design. The church has a wheelchair-accessible toilet, and baby-changing facilities. There is a Loop System (AFIL) in place in the church.
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