TMCP is providing a further training session on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)  on 13th July 2018 in Plymouth. Places are still available and the Data Protection Working Party encourage those Managing Trustees responsible for data protection to attend, if they have not attended any training to date.

The face-to-face training forms part of the suite of policies, guidelines, schedules, templates, detailed guidance and training (Data Protection Toolkit) that has been produced by the Data Protection Working Party.  TMCP and the Connexional Team see the training as a vital part of the training Manging Trustees should undertake to understand their role as processors and the requirements of the data controllers.

Details of what the training includes, who it is aimed at and how to sign up are set out below for ease of reference. Take advantage of this free training designed especially for Methodist Managing Trustees and sign up or check that someone from your Circuit or District has already done so without delay. Don’t miss out!

Further training resources

Watch the first training webinar (GDPR Training Webinar 1 – Introduction to GDPR) if you have not had chance already. This provides an introduction to the GDPR and the steps to be taken by Managing Trustees.

Slides to accompany the presentation given by Amanda Flynn at the previous face-to-face training sessions are also available to view on TMCP’s website. There will also be a video of this training available on the website to accompany the slides over the coming weeks.

New webinars in the form of questions and answers on consent, use of personal email addresses and data security will be uploaded onto the website in due course.

Any training based questions, suggestions for topics that you would like us to cover or other data protection enquiries, please contact TMCP ( regarding general data protection matters and the Conference Office for queries specifically relating to safeguarding or complaints and discipline matters (

To help Managing Trustees of Local Methodist Churches, Circuits, and Districts to better understand their obligations under the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018, and implement relevant policies and procedures, a further face-to-face training event is scheduled to take place in Plymouth.

Dates and Venues

13th July 2018 – Plymouth Central Hall, Eastlake Street, Plymouth PL1 1BA


10.00 – 15.00 – presented by TMCP Legal Team.

What will be covered?
  • Overview of GDPR and its implication for local churches, circuits and districts
  • The resources available to help Managing Trustees including the Dta Protection Toolkit and Privacy Notice
  • Consent – when should it be obtained?
  • Data Security
  • Data Destruction
  • How to respond to data breaches
  • Case studies with relevant examples to local churches, circuits and districts
  • Opportunities for group discussion as well as questions and answers
Who should attend?

The training events are to assist ministers, officeholders and employees of local churches, circuits and districts who hold or process personal data.  Attendees will then be able to encourage and enable compliance with the new regulations within their circuit or district.  The Working Party will ensure that webinars are made available after the event for those not able to attend or unable to obtain a place.

How do I book?

Attendees will need to cover their own travel costs and bring a packed lunch.  Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.  To book please contact Mary-Ann Martin, the District Administrator in the Plymouth and Exeter District at