Our Data Privacy Notice

Our Data Privacy Notice

17 May 2018

 

The Parochial Church Council (PCC) of St Mary the Virgin, Temple Balsall

1. Your personal data – what is it?

Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data. Identification can be by the information alone or in conjunction with any other information in the data controller’s possession or likely to come into such possession. The processing of personal data is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”).

 

2. Who are we?

The PCC of St Mary’s, Temple Balsall is the data controller (contact details below). This means it decides how your personal data is processed and for what purposes.

 

3. How do we process your personal data?

The PCC of St Mary the Virgin, Temple Balsall complies with its obligations under the “GDPR” by keeping personal data up to date; by storing and destroying it securely; by not collecting or retaining excessive amounts of data; by protecting personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure and by ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect personal data.

We use your personal data for the following purposes: -

  • To enable us to provide a voluntary service for the benefit of the public in a particular geographical area as specified in our constitution;
  • To administer membership records;
  • To fundraise and promote the interests of the charity;
  • To manage our employees and volunteers;
  • To display on the church noticeboard any rosters connected to running the activities of the church;
  • To maintain our own accounts and records (including the processing of gift aid applications);
  • To inform you of news, events, activities and services running at St Mary’s and occasionally in the Diocese.

4. What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?

  • Explicit consent of the data subject so that we can keep you informed about news, events, activities and services and keep you informed about diocesan events.
  • Processing is necessary for carrying out legal obligations in relation to Gift Aid or under employment, social security or social protection law, or a collective agreement;
  • Processing is carried out by a not-for-profit body with a political, philosophical, religious or trade union aim provided: -
    • the processing relates only to members or former members (or those who have regular contact with it in connection with those purposes); and
    • there is no disclosure to a third party without consent.

5. Sharing your personal data
Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential and will only be shared with other members of the church in order to carry out a service to other church members or for purposes connected with the church. We will only share your data with third parties outside of the parish with your consent.

 

6. How long do we keep your personal data[1]?
We keep data in accordance with the guidance set out in the guide “Keep or Bin: Care of Your Parish Records” which is available from the Church of England website [see footnote for link].

Specifically, we retain electoral roll data while it is still current; gift aid declarations and associated paperwork for up to 7 years after the calendar year to which they relate; and parish registers (baptisms, marriages, funerals) permanently.

7. Your rights and your personal data

Unless subject to an exemption under the GDPR, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data: -

  • The right to request a copy of your personal data which the PCC of St Mary’s, Temple Balsall holds about you;
  • The right to request that the PCC of St Mary’s, Temple Balsall corrects any personal data if it is found to be inaccurate or out of date;
  • The right to request your personal data is erased where it is no longer necessary for the PCC of St Mary’s, Temple Balsall to retain such data;
  • The right to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time
  • The right to request that the data controller provide the data subject with his/her personal data and where possible, to transmit that data directly to another data controller, (known as the right to data portability), (where applicable) [Only applies where the processing is based on consent or is necessary for the performance of a contract with the data subject and in either case the data controller processes the data by automated means].
  • The right, where there is a dispute in relation to the accuracy or processing of your personal data, to request a restriction is placed on further processing;
  • The right to object to the processing of personal data, (where applicable) [Only applies where processing is based on legitimate interests (or the performance of a task in the public interest/exercise of official authority); direct marketing and processing for the purposes of scientific/historical research and statistics]
  • The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office.

8. Further processing

If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this Data Protection Notice, then we will provide you with a new notice explaining this new use prior to commencing the processing and setting out the relevant purposes and processing conditions. Where and whenever necessary, we will seek your prior consent to the new processing.

 

9. Contact Details

To exercise all relevant rights, queries or complaints please in the first instance contact The Parish Administrator at St Mary’s Church Parish Office, Temple Balsall, Knowle, Solihull, B93 0AN, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone: 01564 778022.

 

You can contact the Information Commissioners Office on 0303 123 1113 or via email https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/email or at the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire. SK9 5AF.

 


[1] Details about retention periods can currently be found in the Record Management Guides located on the Church of England website at: - https://www.churchofengland.org/more/libraries-and-archives/records-management-guides

Churches Together Joint Events

St. Peter's Church of England. Balsall Common

St. John Baptist Church of England, Berkswell

St. Mary's the Virgin Church of England, Temple Balsall

Methodist Church Balsall Common

Blessed Robert Grissold Catholic Church, Balsall Common

St. Swithin's Church of England, Barston

 

 

The member churches join in a wide range of regular activities together, including the regular events below.

 

Each Month On the first Saturday in each month Coffee Together is held in Jubilee Centre, Station Road (access library car park) from 10.30am - 12 noon.    All are welcome.

 

January  Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Lent  -  Saturday mornings in Lent   
Lenten Breakfast Discussions
March

Women's' World Day of Prayer on Friday 16th March

previously arranged for 2nd March but postponed due to adverse weather

Good Friday    Acts of Witness and Simple Lunch

 

May  Parish Christian Aid Collection  Quiet Morning at Pentecost
September Quiet Morning at Harvest
October One World Week Activity - Dinner with speaker
November Quiet Morning at Advent
December    Coffee Together with Carols
   
   

 

For further  information about Churches Together in Balsall and Berkswell please contact the  Honorary Secretary: Canon Claire Laland, email contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

Mayor and Mayoress to visit photo exhibition

‘Uprooted Voices’

St Peter’s Church, Balsall Common is hosting an evening service on Sunday 6 May at 6 pm to which all the local churches have been invited. Also attending are the Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Stuart Davis and the Mayoress, Mrs Sarah Walker.

The service will be taken by Revd Peter Thomas, Vicar of the Parish. Speaking at the service will be John Cooper, Christian Aid Regional Coordinator for Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull.

There will also be a Christian Aid photo exhibition in St Peter’s Church which highlights the position of displaced people from Nigeria, Kenya and Iraq. The reasons for their displacement are many: conflict, flooding, drought, fear. Torn from their homes, their families and their communities, displaced people are among the most vulnerable to poverty and exploitation in the world. Christian Aid says,’ The exhibition aims to encourage people to join Christian Aid’s new campaign to ensure the rights of internally displaced people are recognised by the international community and their own governments.’

The service is organised by Churches Together in Balsall and Berkswell (CTBB) and Claire Laland, Secretary of CTBB says, ‘We are delighted to welcome the Mayor and Mayoress of Solihull to St Peter’s Church and to host the photo exhibition Uprooted Voices. We know that many of the world’s displaced people remain hidden or ignored and this seems a good way to draw attention to them. This is one of many events organised under the umbrella of CTBB and we are always pleased to work with our friends in all the churches.’

Canon Claire Laland, Secretary Churches Together in Balsall and Berkswell

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Services/Events Diary

Regular Sunday Services

 Parish Eucharist 10am each Sunday Morning
 Family Eucharist 10am last Sunday of the month
 Sunday School 10am second Sunday of the month

 

Special Sunday Services and other events

   
Sunday 10th June - The Friends of Temple Balsall Service 10 a.m.
Sunday 15th July - The Knights Templar Service 3 p.m.
Sunday 30th September - Harvest Festival 10 a.m.

 

Services and other events, other than Sunday

 Grand Coffee Morning  Old Hall Saturday 7th July

 School Service

9 a.m. every Thursday during term time
Holy Communion Service in Lady Katherine Housing and Care  11 a.m. every Thursday
 Heritage Weekend 8/9th September 2018  

 

Workshops for Children ( young & old! )

   
Friday 8th June  - Messy Church for young children and babies 10.00 a.m. - 11.a.m.

 

 

Churches Together

St. Peter's Church of England. Balsall Common

St. John Baptist Church of England, Berkswell

St. Mary's the Virgin Church of England, Temple Balsall

Methodist Church Balsall Common

Blessed Robert Grissold Catholic Church, Balsall Common

St. Swithin's Church of England, Barston


Contact Churches TogetherAbout Churches TogetherActivities

The current participating churches and their Ministers are as follows:

  

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St Peter Church of England, St. Peter's Church of England, Holly Lane, Balsall Common CV7 7EA The Revd Peter Thomas: 01676 532721

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www.spcbalsall.church

St. Peter's stands on the south-west edge of Balsall Common, but aspires to be at the heart of the community and to bring the message of Christ to all who live nearby. It combines a tradition of 'high church' observance with recognition of modern needs and a desire to reach out to all who need Christ.

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St John Baptist Church of England, BerkswellSt. John Baptist Church of England, Berkswell Church Lane, Berkswell, Coventry CV7 7BJ The Reverend Mark Bratton 01676 529123
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http://www.berkswellchurch.org.uk

St. John's is a fine 12th Century Norman church built upon the site of an earlier Saxon church. Remains in the crypt date back to the 8th Century. A feature of the church is the two storey gabled and timbered porch added in the 16th Century. The room over the porch is now the vestry but was originally the first school room in the village. The pegs for the boys hats and the benches are still there.

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St Mary the Virgin Church of England, Temple BalsallSt. Mary the Virgin Church of England, Temple Balsall The Revd Kathy Lloyd Roberts 01564 772415

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http://www.stmarystemplebalsall.org.uk

St. Mary's was built in the 14th Century as the chapel of the Knights Hospitaller, successors to the Knights Templar. It was left derelict at the Reformation, but was rescued in 1660 by Lady Anne Holbourne, becoming chapel to the famous Almshouses established by her sister, Lady Katherine Leveson, in 1674. Renovated by Giles Gilbert Scott in the 1840's, it became a parish church in 1863.

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Methodist Church, Station Road, Balsall CommonMethodist Church, Station Road, Balsall Common Rev Jane Braund: 01676 533737 
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The Methodist Church, situated in Station Road, Balsall Common, has a strong and valued community presence and seeks to build and develop this. It is part of the Coventry Methodist Circuit. The main service of worship is at 10.30am each Sunday and incliudes Junior Church, Young People's Fellowship and Creche . Housegroups meet on weeknights. Details of all services, preachers and activities can be seen on the circuit website. Please join us; you are very welcome!

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Blessed Robert Grissold Catholic Church, Blessed Robert Grissold Catholic Church, Meeting House Lane, Balsall Common
Father Frank Smith: 07512 100908

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http://www.brgparish.org.uk

 

This new church was built on the site a former church, St Philomena’s, in 1994, and was dedicated in December 1995, receiving the Solihull MBC’s Design Award for 1995. It is named in honour of Robert Grissold, who was born in nearby Rowington between 1550 and 1560, and was hanged for his beliefs, together with the priest Father John Sugar, at Warwick on 16 July 1604.

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Blessed Robert Grissold Catholic Church, St. Swithin's Church of England, Barston

Reverend Stuart Dimes - from 14th November 2017 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

www.barstonchurch.co.uk

 

The present St. Swithin's church was built between 1721-1727 on the site of an original church burnt down in 1721 which had its origins going back to the 11th Century. The Georgian building was extensively altered to suit Victorian tastes about 1897.

A warm welcome is offered to our services, in which we try to combine the best of both traditional and modern worship - our aim is that every service will have something for everyone, both young and old. Worship and teaching in church is "all-age" - suitable for children, young people and adults - and there are also separate learning groups for our younger members. We also provide a crêche for babies and toddlers.

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For further information about Churches Together in Balsall and Berkswell please contact the Honorary Secretaries: Eileen Lamb or Canon Claire Laland, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Churches Together in Balsall and Berkswell

On 1st September 1990, churches in Britain and Ireland set out on a new stage of their journey - in search of the unity for which Christ prayed and in common evangelism and service of the world. For the first time there was a body in England representing a wide range of churches: Anglican, Black-led, Free Churches, Orthodox, Roman Catholic, as well as many smaller churches.

In common with other similar groupings, Balsall Common and Berkswell Council of Churches decided to prepare a constitution, which reflected the new national developments. Its membership consisted of St Peter's Church of England, Balsall Common, St John Baptist Church of England, Berkswell, the Methodist Church in Balsall Common and St Philomena Catholic Church in Balsall Common. In 1994 a new church, dedicated to the memory of Blessed Robert Grissold, replaced the latter.

Later the group took on another dimension, when it was joined by St Mary the Virgin Church, Temple Balsall and changed its name to Churches Together in Balsall and Berkswell.

Basis Churches Together in Balsall and Berkswell unites in pilgrimage those churches in the area which, acknowledging God's revelation in Christ, confess the Lord Jesus Christ as God and Saviour according to the Scriptures, and in obedience to God's will and in the power of the Holy Spirit commit themselves

  • to seek a deepening of their communion with Christ and with one another in the Church, which is His body; and
  • to fulfil their mission to proclaim the Gospel by common witness and service in the world
  • to the glory of the one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Aims The aims of Churches Together in Balsall and Berkswell are

  • to provide means of consultation between the churches;
  • to facilitate common witness to Christ by the member churches; and
  • to work and pray for Christian unity in association with Birmingham Council of Christian Churches and Coventry and Warwickshire Ecumenical Council.

In particular, Churches Together in Balsall and Berkswell seeks

  • to enable the churches, as pilgrims together, to develop growing relationships, to seek a common mind, and to seek to make decisions together;
  • to encourage churches to worship, pray and reflect together on the nature and purpose of the church in the light of its mission - each church sharing with others the treasures of its tradition;
  • to enable the churches to respond to the needs of society and to witness to the Gospel together; and
  • to enable the churches to live and share the Gospel, to evangelise together and to take further steps towards fuller unity.

Relationships Churches Together in Balsall and Berkswell is in association with Birmingham Council of Christian Churches (www.birminghamchurches.org.uk) and Coventry and Warwickshire Ecumenical Council (Tel. 02476 352551).

Membership Membership of Churches Together in Balsall and Berkswell is open to any local church in the area, which affirms the Basis and commits itself to promote the aims of Churches Together in Balsall and Berkswell.

For further information about Churches Together in Balsall and Berkswell please contact the Honorary Secretaries: Eileen Lamb or Canon Claire Laland, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Temple Balsall, Knowle, Solihull, West Midlands B93 0AN

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