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Data Protection and Privacy – The Diocese of Peterborough

The Peterborough Diocesan Board of Finance (PDBF) commits to complying with the Data Protection Act 2018 and takes the privacy of personal data very seriously.

Like any organisation, the PDBF needs to process personal data in order to fulfil its legitimate purposes, principally the furtherance of the mission and ministry of the Anglican Church in Peterborough, Rutland and Northamptonshire. Each organisation is to have a document, known as a Privacy Notice E-Bulletin; the purpose of which is to explain to people how and why their data is being processed. Our General Privacy Notice can be downloaded from the link further down the page. This privacy notice explains the processing of personal data for clergy, licensed and authorised lay ministers, parish officers and other parish role holders, school contacts and other key contacts, and therefore covers the majority of processing of personal data.

The PDBF is a broad and diverse organisation, and therefore there are some areas of our work which have dedicated privacy notices in order to better explain the processing of personal data in each context. These can also be downloaded by clicking on the links below. These notices are being kept under regular review and the most recent versions will be uploaded to this webpage, so please do check this webpage periodically.

PDBF General Privacy Policy

PDBF Privacy Notice for E-Bulletin (Mailings)

PDBF Website Privacy Policy

PDBF Privacy Statement – Ordained Vocations

PDBF Privacy Statement – Lay Vocations

DBE General Privacy Policy

Who should I contact if I have a question?

Our aim is to be as open and transparent about our data processing as possible. If you have any queries or concerns about the processing of your personal data, please contact our Data Protection Officer, Susan Ratcliffe, through one of the routes below:  

Post: The Diocesan Office, The Palace, Peterborough, PE1 1BA  


Telephone: 01733 887039

Should you wish to contact the Information Commissioner’s Office, they can be contacted through the following routes: 

Post: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF


Telephone: 0303 123 1133

For more information about the processing of your data, please contact Susan Ratcliffe (as shown above).

If you spot any information or personal data which is incorrect or out-of-date on the Diocesan website, please contact