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A broad overview

First published on this website in June 2023

Words: 7000
Size: 308 kB
Categories: Administration


This Article seeks to summarise legal and best practice requirements for both the management and retention of church records.

The first part addresses six issues:

  1. Record management
  2. Holding records
  3. Legal requirements (such as GDPR)
  4. Security
  5. Your church’s story
  6. Implementation

The second part summarises retention needs for different categories of record: HR, financial, governance/legal, property (health and safety), safeguarding and administration.

The final part shows how the structure of this Article can be used to write a Document Management/Retention Policy and then gives a list of weblinks to provide more detail than has been possible in this overview.


Here is the link to this item: PDF A55 - The management of church records.pdf

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