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Data Protection

The Diocese of Peterborough and the Bishop of Peterborough and his office abide by current Data Protection regulations.  In legal terms, the Bishop of Peterborough and the Diocese of Peterborough are separate entitles.  Therefore, to comply with current data protection regulations we have separate privacy notices. Below are the privacy notices for the Bishops’ Office.  The privacy notice for the Diocese of Peterborough is available at the bottom of this webpage.


The Bishops’ Office has a number of privacy notices. 

Bishops' Office privacy notice


There are specific privacy notices for different categories of clergy and licensed lay ministers which explain explicitly how the bishop holds and processes their data.

Clergy in parochial ministry and licensed under seal privacy notice

Permission to Officiate privacy notice

Licensed Lay Ministers privacy notice

Retired Clergy and those not currently licensed in the Church of England

Clergy Personal (Blue) File national retention schedule

Publication of a penalty under the Clergy Discipline Measure privacy notice

Spiritual Directors Legitimate Interest Assessment

Fellowship of Spiritual Directors privacy notice

Bishops’ Office retention policy

If you have any queries about these privacy notices, or how the Bishop handles your personal data, please be in touch with the Bishop's Project Manager Alex Tolley -