On 25th May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force across Europe. The legislation upholds and enforces the individual’s rights concerning their personal information. All organisations, including churches, are legally obligated to comply.

All churches must consider the ways in which they hold and use personal information. It is important that each individual church takes time to consider the legislation and takes appropriate action to ensure that it complies with the requirements.

To help churches coordinate their response, the Baptist Union of Wales has prepared a GDPR Guidance Pack available via the link below. This guide gives you some general information about GDPR and what your church needs to do in order to comply. We have also included several template documents which can be adapted and adopted by your church. However, please note that it is the responsibility of each individual church to coordinate its own response and ensure that it complies with the GDPR legislation.

Copies of this document are also available upon request from the BUW Office.

Download a copy of the Guidelines here:

Additional Forms

At the request of our churches, the BUW has also produced the following Data Publication Consent Form. This can be used to obtain consent for the publication of contact details in church handbook or report.