NEW 2018:  Due to changes in regulation our safeguarding policy and procedures are under revision and will soon be published here

2017 Procedures:  We follow the Diocese of Ely Safeguarding Policy and Procedures for the protection of children and vulnerable adults.
Our Safeguarding Statement can be downloaded here:
The Diocese of Ely Safeguarding Policy and Procedures can be accessed via this link:

Data Protection
St Mary’s, as an organisation, is required to comply with data protection rules.

NEW :  As of May 2018, as a result of a change in UK law, we will have to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  Therefore, our policy and procedures for data protection are currently under revision.  One major change is that we will now need your explicit consent as to how we may contact you. A consent form has been circulated with the April 2018 newsletter and can also be downloaded here Buckden GDPR Consent

Current system (prior to May 2018)
St Mary’s, as an organisation, is required to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998.  In order to achieve this we have a Data Protection Policy. 
It is also a requirement that we inform all individuals of the purposes for which their information will be used.

St Mary’s uses personal data for two main purposes:

  1. The day-to-day administration of the church:  e.g.  pastoral care and oversight including calls and visits, preparation of ministry rotas, maintaining financial records of giving (for audit and tax purposes), electoral roll, membership of groups and committees.
  2. Contacting you to keep you informed of church events and activities.

 Personal information will not be passed onto any third parties except in the exceptional circumstances allowed by law.  Further details are available in the Data Protection Policy. If you think that the contact details we currently have for you may be out of date, please contact the Church Secretary. If you DO NOT want your personal details to be held by St Mary’s and used for the purposes described above, please contact the Church Secretary.

Our full Data Protection Policy can be downloaded here:  data-protection-policy-agreed-161130


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