Parish News

Vacancy for a Children's Worker

A message from the vicar………..

As the vicar of Braunton I am in the very privileged position of being invited to go into two schools in the village every week to take assembly. I have to say I really enjoy that time, I am always made to feel so welcome and the children are very keen to volunteer and help with any visual aids I may be using.

For some time now St Brannock’s PCC have wanted to increase the work we do with children and to this end we successfully applied for a grant to the Diocese of Exeter. The money became available from a fund called the “Diocesan Mission and Growth Fund” and was money set aside specifically for outreach work in the churches across Devon.

The funding we have received will enable us to employ a part time children’s worker for 8 hours a week. We are really excited at this venture and feel there are certain tasks we would like the new children’s worker to work at – firstly we would like to re-start “Kids’ Church” – a monthly meeting for children in St Brannock’s Rooms (not necessarily on a Sunday) where they learn about stories from the bible, take part in some craft work and play some games together. We would also like to have a toddlers’ prayer time possibly within an established group. This would help us meet people where they are.

Obviously all those things will depend on the person we appoint to the job, that person won’t be a member of St Brannock’s congregation at the moment but we would like to think they may well be one in time. We hope that they will enable children to develop a living faith by drawing them closer to God.

If you know anyone who you think may be interested in this position please do

point out the advert below and ask them to contact me. 



Data Privacy Notice


The Parochial Church Council (PCC) of Braunton


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 Braunton 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 Braunton 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 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 Brannocks and St Annes

·                    To share your contact details with the Diocesan office so they can keep you informed about news in the diocese and events, activities and services that will be occurring in the diocese and in which you may be interested.

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 process your gift aid donations and keep you informed about diocesan events.

·        Processing is necessary for carrying out obligations 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: -

o  the processing relates only to members or former members (or those who have regular contact with it in connection with those purposes); and

o  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 6 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 Braunton holds about you;

·        The right to request that the PCC of Braunton 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 Braunton 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 of complaints please in the first instance contact the Parish Administrator at the Parish Office, St Brannock’s Rooms Braunton EX33 2EP telephone 01271 813367 email [email protected]

you can contact the Information Commissioners Office on 0303 123 1113 or via 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: -





JULY 27th – JULY 29th

An exhibition with flowers with a theme of Wedding Anniversaries

Friday July 27th and Saturday July 28th

10.30am – 4.30pm

Sunday July 29th

11.00am BCP Matins

Festival 12.00pm – 4.30pm

Flower arrangements by Braunton U3A Floral Art Group

Free entrance – light refreshments

Everyone welcome

Braunton Mission Community – St Brannock’s with St Anne's

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