Data protection

UPDATE (07.01.21) - Postage of subject access requests ('SARs') and other data requests

In light of the most recent national lockdown, Methodist Church House will be closed until further notice. Post will be collected on a monthly basis only. In order to help us to meet the statutory calendar month deadline for SARs and other data requests, please send them to our Data Protection Officer by email via 

Local churches, circuits and districts hold a variety of personal data relating to members, employees and others.

TMCP (Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes) have compiled detailed information that explains the obligations imposed on Managing Trustees in relation to this data under Data Protection legislation. This includes the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that has come into force in May 2018.


The Methodist Church in Great Britain is Data Controller for the Connexional Team, Methodist Safeguarding, and Complaints and Discipline only. If you would like to request your personal data, please view our Subject Access Request Form, available here, and complete as necessary. Using this form will allow us to reply to your request in an efficient and comprehensive manner. 

With the coming into force of the GDPR on 25 May 2018, no fee is chargeable for making a Subject Access Request. 

For retention schedules for Methodist Records held by local churches, circuits and districts see Archivists

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