Privacy policy

Collection of information

We collect and retain information when necessary for the purposes of the ministry and related activities of St Thomas’ Anglican Church. The church may collect general information about you such as your name, address and some other details so that we can contact you. We may also collect other personal information including credit card details during the course of dealing with you, for example when you wish to obtain goods or services from the church, when you register for conferences, courses or events and when you participate in church activities, complete other forms or donate to the church. The information collected may include some sensitive information such as health information. Where practicable, the purpose for which we collect personal information will be made clear at the time of collection. You are not required to give us any personal information. If you do not provide us with certain information we may be unable to provide you with access to some of our services or the assistance you have requested.

Use and disclosure of information

We use information only for the purposes we have disclosed at the time of collection, or otherwise as set out in this Privacy Policy. We will not use or disclose your personal information for any other purpose without first seeking your consent, unless authorised or required by law. We will not disclose any sensitive information provided to us, such as health information, without your approval or the person responsible for you. Generally we will only use and disclose your personal information as follows:


(a) to establish and maintain a record of your involvement and attendance;

(b) to facilitate your participation in the activities of the church;

(c) to care for you pastorally;

(d) to provide the products or services you have requested from the church;

(e) to answer your inquiry;

(f) to keep you informed of new developments we believe may be of interest to you (if we contact you in this way, you will have the opportunity to decline any further such communications); and

(g) to publish a directory of church members to those participating, or to share your details with parishioners (if consent has been given to do so).

Information quality

We will endeavour to keep your personal information complete, accurate and up to date.

Data security

We will take reasonable steps to keep secure the personal information which we hold and to protect it from unauthorised disclosure and misuse.

Access and correction

We will provide individuals with access to their personal information as required by law and take reasonable steps to correct information which is inaccurate, incomplete or out of date. To request access to the personal information that the church holds about you please contact the office. If you wish to have your personal information deleted please let us know and we will delete that information in accordance with the law.

Privacy officer

Concerns, questions or complaints about our privacy policy should be directed to the church wardens.

Last updated September 2022