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 implement relevant policies and procedures, two training events are being offered by TMCP and the Connexional Team (‘together the Working Party’): one in Manchester and one in London (same content at each).  A web based version of the training will be available on shortly afterward.

Dates and Venues

22nd May – Manchester – Central Buildings, Oldham Street, Manchester, M1 1JQ
12th June – London – Methodist Church House, 25 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5JR


10.00 – 16.00 – 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 a GDPR Toolkit
  • 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.  Due to the limited number of places circuits and districts are encouraged to identify one person who could attend the training event.  This person 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?

Lunch will be provided but attendees must attend at their own travel cost.  Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.  To book click on the link below: