Cross Border Newsletter, October 2020


ST. JOHN'S ANGLICAN CHURCH has reopened! Join us Sunday!

EUCHARIST SERVICE EVERY SUNDAY - 10H30

St John's Church, 31 avenue Carnot, Menton, (see location page)

You are welcome to Join us the second Wednesday of the Month

the English Cemetery in Bordighera, Italy, 10h30.


News & Current Events at St John's Church


The Organ Has Arrived!



Come to St. John's Church on Saturday morning, 10 October, 11h00 to hear Master Builder Mr Martin Renshaw speak about the organ, the history and assembly process of this beautiful instrument. Light refreshments will be available. Please wear your mask properly and at all times while inside the church.

 


 

On Wednesday 23 September, St John's Church welcomed the French Federation of Rugby to inaugurate a new plaque in honour of Mr William Webb Ellis.


The Mayor of Menton, Monsieur Jean-Claude Guibal, The Deputy of the Alpes-Martimes, Madame Alexandra Valetta Ardisson and the French Federation of Rugby President at St. John's Church.


The Reverend of Cricket William Webb Ellis (24 November 1806 – 24 January 1872) was an English Anglican clergyman and the supposed inventor of rugby football while a pupil at Rugby School. According to legend, Webb Ellis picked up the ball and ran with it during a school football match in 1823, thus creating the "rugby" style of play. Although the story has become firmly entrenched in the sport's folklore, it is not supported by substantive evidence, and is discounted by most rugby historians as an origin myth. He never married and died in the south of France in 1872, leaving an estate of £9,000, mostly to various charities. His grave in le cimetière du vieux château in Menton was rediscovered by Ross McWhirter in 1958, was renovated by the Riviera Hash House Harriers in 2003 and is now maintained by the French Rugby Federation. It is thought that he worshiped at St John's Church while in Menton.

 


THE VEN. MEURIG WILLIAMS, ARCHDEACON OF FRANCE
COMMISSARY and CHAPLAIN TO THE BISHOP IN EUROPE
will be leaving he Diocese in December after a decade of service among us. He will be moving to a new clergy appointment in the Diocese of Cork

Bishop Robert says:
“Meurig has served the diocese with distinction over these last 10 years as Bishop's Chaplain for two Diocesan Bishops, and as Archdeacon for two contrasting archdeaconries, first North West Europe, followed by France and Monaco.
He has gained the affection and respect of clergy and lay people alike, been responsible for the appointment and care of clergy, and looked after numerous parishes in interregna. As a member of the Senior Staff Team, Bishop's Council and Diocesan Synod, Meurig has contributed to the developing and shaping of the diocese's vision for its ministry and mission.
He will be much missed in the Bishop's Office and in the Chaplaincies of the French Archdeaconry, and Meurig's new parish in Ireland will be fortunate indeed to have a priest and pastor of such rich and deep experience.


LOCUMS
We are sorry to report that we have received cancellations from Revd. John McManners and Revd. Mika Pajunen, due to Covid-19 restrictions and difficulties in travelling. However we are pleased to say that Fr. Keith Bretel will be celebrating the Eucharist in St. John's on Sunday 18th October. Morning Prayers will be given by the Church Wardens on the 11th and 25th of October.

 

At present the church is open on Sundays for the 10h30 Eucharist and on Saturday mornings 9h30-12h00 for fellowship time; a chat and tea or coffee, or a cold drink. The newly installed English Library will also be open. The church is not accessible during the week as work continues on the nearby building site.


ANNUAL CHAPLAINCY MEETING The meeting will take place immediately after the service on Sunday 18th October. All are welcome to attend but only enrolled members of the church may vote.


Life at St. James-the-Least The Rectory St. James-the-Least


My dear Nephew Darren,
Thank you for your contribution to our proposed parish cook book, “My favourite weekday dinner at home” - although I have to say that baked beans in a baked potato was a little unadventurous, even if I suspect, sadly, true.
Those who think football is a competitive sport should see the manoeuvering that has gone on for submitting a midweek dinner that tries to appear wholly unostentatious while simultaneously being massively exotic. It is remarkable how many parishioners, when they know they will appear in print, apparently dine sumptuously every evening in their own homes. I could not help but feel that Miss Carruthers' recipe for “Gratinée de Coquilles Saint Jacques” was taking imagination rather too far, when everyone knows she has a dinner of scrambled eggs on toast on a tray in front of the television. Besides, not only does she not speak a word of French, she has enough trouble with English.

 

Asking the bishop to write the preface for our cook book has not turned out entirely successfully, since the greater part of it extolled the virtues of fasting. I suspect this may have something to do with his attraction to lean, muscular Christianity and his disapproval of my ample waistline. And when attending a social occasion at the bishop's palace, “lean” would definitely be my description of the size of the sherry he pours.

 

When you buy a copy of the book – which I am sure you will do as an act of solidarity – do not attempt to follow Colonel Humphrey's recipe for a Madras curry. He acquired a taste for it when he was serving in India and, regrettably, he brought the recipe back to England. It is guaranteed to reduce the bravest of men to tears; the Colonel's four pink gins before dinner seem to give him a certain anaesthetic protection.

 

The editor returned my own recipe, mentioning that the “two large glasses of red wine” specified in the list of ingredients was not mentioned in the recipe. I had thought it was perfectly obvious that they were there to be drunk while making the meal.

 

The project is to raise funds to repair our mediaeval tower, which our architect tells us is largely held in place by its own weight. It is rather comforting to think that we shall preserve it for another generation by selflessly eating our way through bacon and beef pies, beef Wellington and chicken in wine and mushroom sauce. The baked beans will probably be of minority interest.
Your loving uncle,
Eustace


All in the month of: OCTOBER

185 years ago: - on 14th October 1835, four schoolteachers in Wheeling, Virginia, USA, were charged with illegally teaching black children to read.
110 years ago: - on 30th October 1910, Henry Dunant, Swiss founder of the Red Cross and the International Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) died. His ideas formed the basis of the Geneva Convention.
100 years ago: – on 7th October 1920, Oxford University allowed women to study for full degrees for the first time. A week later (14th October) the University conferred its first degrees on women. (They had already earned them, but not been allowed to hold them until now.) Among the first to receive their degree was writer Dorothy L: Sayers.
85 years ago: - on 20th October 1935, The Long March ended. Chinese Communist leader Mao Zedong and 8,000 followers arrived in Yan'an after a year- long march.
80 years ago: - the Second World War had reached the following events:
: - on 9th October 1940 The Blitz raged; and a German bomb destroyed the high altar of St. Paul's Cathedral, London.
: - on 12th October 1940 that the Nazis established the Warsaw Ghetto in Poland
: - on 31st October 1940 that the Battle of Britain ended.
40 years ago: - on 3rd October 1980, the Housing Act came into effect in Britain, giving more than five million council tenants the right to buy their houses.
Also 40 years ago: - on 10th October 1980 that Margaret Thatcher gave a memorable and defiant speech at the Conservative Party Conference in Brighton, saying:

“The lady's not for turning!”
: - on 17th October 1980 that the Queen made the first state visit to the Vatican by a British monarch.
30 years ago; - on 3rd October 1990, East and West Germany were reunited as the Federal Republic of Germany.
Also 30 years ago: - on 8th October 1990 that Britain joined the European Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM).


 

LET US PRAY TOGETHER THROUGH OCTOBER ............
Heavenly Father, We praise You and give you thanks and make our supplications .......
1. Pray for all who are unable to be with us in church during this long period of Covid-19 restrictions and travel difficulties
2. give thanks for all those who prepare St. John's to welcome us on Sundays .....
3. ... and those who keep the garden in order
4. ANIMAL SUNDAY – give thanks to the Lord for all animals, wild or domestic
5. Give thanks to God for the recent rain
6. pray for students during the Coronavirus epidemic – health, activity, friendships
7. pray for the people you know who are receiving or awaiting treatment in hospital
8. pray for all who give of themselves, selflessly caring for others
9. pray for those making a new beginning – at work after having lost their job .....
10. give thanks for those who work in food banks, sharing with the needy.
11. He revives my soul and guides me along right pathways for his name's sake
12. Pray for the refugees on the border between Italy and France – food to eat, and a warm bed at night
13. Help us to be aware of the needs of the people around us
14. Lord, may you be the strength and support for all who care for the elderly
15. Help us to learn what is important in life – faith, hope and love
16. for all children raised in families where there's disorder and chaotic relationships
17.Give thanks for rest & relaxation, to withdraw from the busyness of life
18. Ascribe to the Lord, you families of the peoples; ascribe to the Lord honour and power.
19. for the leaders of our countries that they may make just & righteous decisions
20. Lord, give hope to your people who live in countries where there is conflict
21. Help us to hold fast to your ways and not be swayed by popular opinion
22. Show us how to work across the generations to better the lives of young people
23. We pray for all those who are preparing for the priesthood
24. give thanks for those who have served the church as locums
25. Happy are they who have not walked in the counsel of the wicked
26. Pray for those who tend the parks and public gardens in our towns
27. give thanks for the work of the local hospitals and pray for their staff
28. Give thanks for those who smile or share a friendly chat with you today
29. Lord, be with us in the situations we face and give us the resilience we need
30. Lord, inspire us to make the most of all that life offers us
31. Thank God for his love and care for you

Lord, thank you for talking to us in our prayers,
may we listen and put what you say into practice.

Amen


Prayer for St. John's
Lord behold us with Thy blessing
As in prayer we gather here,
Hear our prayer and hear our pleading,
“Restore St. John's, our church most dear”
May this hardship we are bearing
Help us clearly all to see
The pilgrimage we now are sharing
Brings us closer Lord to Thee.
Bless all concerned with rebuilding,
Keep us faithful, make us strong,
Reunite us stronger, better,
In our beloved church, St. John's.
Lord dismiss us with Thy blessing
As after prayer we leave this place,
Refreshed in spirit, ever hopeful,
In whatsoever we must face
(Hymn/prayer by Valerie Aucouturier)


Coronavirus: is a health concern for us and we have received instructions

from the Bishop on precautions to be followed at the Eucharist.

The bread and wine will be consecrated

according to the Prayer of the Church; for the time being the communion

will be offered in one kind only, the Priest alone receiving the chalice.

In Anglican teaching receiving in one kind is always the sacrament of the Communion in its entirety. ‘Giving the Peace’ should be with a verbal and non-physical sign of greeting.


 Thank you to all who have contributed,

the roof repair cost has been met!

Work will begin soon.

 

Donations have reached 90%

Please give generously

Donate online or bring a cheque to church.

Prefer to send a cheque?

St John's Church, 2 ave Pigautier, 06500 Menton France

Gift Aid available for UK residents, send cheque to

Diocese of Europe, St. John's Church,
14 Tufton Street, London SW1P 3QZ

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APPEAL FOR FUNDS BY ST JOHN’S CHURCH MENTON SUMMARY

St John’s Church is a well-loved landmark in the centre of the town of Menton.

It has survived a major earthquake, a proposed demolition and most recently in 2010, subsidence caused by excavation on an adjoining building site.

We are close to completion of a 9 year project of repair and rebuild following the subsidence. We will eventually have a beautifully restored church building with a traditional interior but with modern facilities. What is more the church will have a sound financial footing, better than it has had for the last 50 years. However we need a further €100,000 to complete this project. We are therefore launching this fundraising appeal.

HISTORY

St John’s Menton was conceived and built for the growing British population of Menton and it opened in 1868. The church thrived as a religious and cultural focus for English speaking people based in Menton. The Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII, worshipped there and even had his own entrance door, which is still known today as the King’s Door. Queen Victoria and Winston Churchill are believed to have worshipped there.

Earthquake damage in 1887 was repaired. A proposal was made to demolish for residential development but in 1992 the residents of Menton objected so strongly that the plan was dropped. The French residents had taken the beautiful historic building to their hearts. The church has continued to be a focus for English speaking people of the area up to the present day.

In October 2010, the structure of the church was severely damaged during excavation of an adjacent site for the construction of a high-rise building. The northwest corner of the church subsided and the building was declared unsafe by the authorities.

A nearby Roman Catholic Chapel was rented so that regular worship could continue and the church contents were put into storage. A claim was made on the property developer’s insurance. Liability was admitted. The Diocese of Gibraltar signed the insurance discharge, but it was then discovered that they were not the owners of the church. It was established that the owner was a London based charity known then as the United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (USPG). USPG also owned the accommodation in Menton for the incumbent Chaplain (known as the Chaplaincy Flat). After lengthy negotiation USPG agreed to donate both properties to the Chaplaincy of St John’s Church Menton.

The transfer of ownership of the church and Chaplaincy flat from the charity to St John’s caused major delays and incurred substantial legal costs.

THE INSURANCE CLAIM

The insurance claim was submitted by the then St John’s Chaplaincy Council on the basis of reinstating the building exactly as it had been before the accident. The project architect obtaining planning consent asked for tenders from 3 contractors, the lowest quotation was €574,080 and was agreed. The Chaplaincy Council decided that this was a unique opportunity to enhance and modernise the church with a new strengthened west façade and an interior suitable for social activities. Given this opportunity the Council decided to take cash settlement in lieu of repairs.

The insurance company paid separately €232,024 for emergency stabilisation of the church structure using the latest technique of resin injection and a further total of €126,018 for security, clearing the site, professional fees and window removal. The total settlement was therefore €932,122.

EXCHANGE OF PROPERTY WITH DEVELOPERS

As the new owners of St John’s Church, the Chaplaincy Council entered into negotiations with the developers to exchange part of the garden in return for two residential flats and one commercial space. This required planning consent. At the last minute the Architecte des Bâtiments de France intervened to protect the view of the church from Avenue Carnot. A new planning application had to be submitted which caused a further delay. The outcome was that the Church was to receive two commercial spaces and two garage spaces and the developers had to reduce the size of their building.

THE PRESENT

The external work on the church building is almost complete and the internal refurbishment and redecoration is under way. We have spent a total of €354,000 on the project and there is a further €220,000 to spend.

The Chaplaincy Council is very proud of what has been achieved despite the many obstacles in their way. The church structure is now sound and in much better condition than prior to the accident. The inside of the church, when complete, will be traditional and have greatly improved facilities.

The ongoing finances look healthier than before in that we now own the church freehold and the chaplaincy flat. Also, through negotiation with the property developers, the council will own the two commercial leasehold properties and two parking spaces in the development.

The problem now is that we urgently need to raise funds in order to be able to finish the project. When the community will be able to move back into the church this will reduce running costs by €13,200 per year. These savings and the future income which will be obtained from the commercial property and also wider use of the church, for example braderies and concerts, will enable the church to be on a sound financial footing for the future.

EXTRA COSTS WHICH HAVE LED TO THE CURRENT POSITION

The current fund shortfall arises from the delays in acquiring the ownership of the church building and the chaplaincy flat, the involvement of the Architecte des Bâtiments de France and negotiations with the property developers. The legal costs of acquiring the property were significant.

It would have been reasonable for the project to be completed within 3 years. Instead it has taken 9 years. A breakdown of the costs is as follows:

Legal costs and property tax
Legal costs and property tax in the UK and France amounted to €68,390 and there were further fees of €3,348 for

translation of essential legal documents. A total of €71,738.

Costs due to closure of the church

Pews and library books had to be removed from the damaged church and stored off site. This cost was €7,200 per annum. An alternative site for Sunday worship was rented at a cost of €5,200 per annum.
The total cost on these items, for 6 years, is €79,000.

Loss of capital value due to inflation
Based on 6 years delay at an average of 1.5% per annum inflation, the capital lost about €50,000 of its value.

The total is about €200,000 and this is the cost to the church of the unavoidable delays which occurred during the rebuild and refurbishment project.

Issued on behalf of St John's Chaplaincy Council. God bless you.

Cheques payable to St John's Church, Le Soleil de Menton, 2 avenue du Pigautier, 06500 Menton France

To donate online please CLICK HERE




Church of the Holy Ghost, Genova – Mission to Migrants
There have been places of Anglican worship for British people in Bordighera, Ospedaletti, San Remo, Diano Marina, Alassio, Spotorno, Genova, Rapallo e Levanto. They came in great numbers to Liguria during the winter months of the 1860s until the end of the Second World War. By the end of the 20th century, mainly for financial and numerical reasons, all but the Church of the Holy Ghost, Genova
and the Anglican Chapel in Bordighera had closed.
Genova, being a very important port on the Mediterranean coast, welcomes people from many nations and continents to work and study. “The Church of the Holy Ghost has survived, despite some very difficult times”, writes Canon Tony Dickinson, their Chaplain “because of its ministry to a much wider community. It is not just a church for “ex-pat” Brits. The church greets those who prefer to worship
in English or for whom English is their first European language and the resident congregation at present includes people from Canada, Germany, Ghana, India, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Nigeria, Romania, South Africa, Switzerland, the UK and the USA.


In recent years the church has established a distinctive ministry to refugees and other migrants, particularly those who have made the dangerous journey from West Africa across the Sahara to Libya, and then risked their lives in overcrowded inflatables crossing to Lampedusa. Some were persuaded to embark on the journey by the
narrative of “El Dorado” peddled by the traffickers and their agents, or were sent by their families to “make their fortune”. Many in the initial wave of migrants came because they were trapped in Libya by the overthrow of the Ghaddafi regime and the attendant chaos. Others came to escape gang violence. Some of the young women travelled to Italy in order to escape abuse at home.
Ministry to the migrants demands a lot of energy and commitment from the core members of the congregation, who have been unstintingly generous with their time,
money and pastoral care, this has been shown in the following ways:
• supporting those who are going through Italy's immigration process
• bailing out (in extremis prison visiting) the few who get into trouble with the law or with the institutions which offer accommodation for migrants
• providing rent deposits for those who are moving on into private
accommodation and are awaiting their first pay packet
• guiding them round the intricacies of Italian bureaucracy
• sorting out health-care
• helping with CVs
• writing references for prospective employers or for immigration
commissions (and appeals against negative commission decisions)
• preparing people for job interviews
• running a small-scale food-and-clothing-bank, including bedding for those who need it, and children's clothes (the food bank serves about a dozen people each Sunday)
• keeping their eyes and ears open for any job opportunities that may be going and might be suitable for one or other of the people on our books
• encouraging them along the way of Jesus Christ


In July 2019 the church presented seven adult candidates from the Nigerian community for baptism and/or confirmation. A similar number had been presented in 2017. Many of the migrants first came to the church because they had heard from friends about the food-bank but stayed because of the warmth of fellowship which they encountered and have made the commitment to follow Jesus Christ.
Most of the work I have described is down to the personal generosity of established church members and their openness to newcomers. As one of our churchwardens has said, 'We don't have a congregation at Holy Ghost. We have a family.' The church's electoral roll currently stands at just under 30. Our average Sunday congregation is in the region of 30-40, about two-thirds of whom are “migrants” in the popular sense of the word. We are aware of 50-60 “on our books”. All but two or three of us (the native Italian members of the congregation) are in fact migrants of one kind or another, here to work, or to study, or because they fell in love. Our weekly income in recent months has normally been between €100 and €150, but if earners in the congregation are away on holiday and cruise ships aren't sending any passengers in our direction, it can be as low as half that. That income is supposed to cover our utilities' bills, the rent on the chaplain's flat, the chaplain's expenses, the maintenance of our worship amd our contribution to the running costs of the Diocese in Europe. There is a “Neighbours in Need” fund from which grants and loans are given to people in need of immediate cash help. This has been made possible largely through the generosity of the people of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Rock Creek, Washington DC.
A favourite saying among the congregation is “God sees and provides”, and what is being done here by way of pastoral care and nurturing people in Christian faith is little short of miraculous. However, the work that was done to bring the building back into use 70 years ago is showing its age, and we are very much aware that another major storm of the ferocity of last October's could lead to the church being closed as unsafe – and we couldn't afford the cost of repairs. We have only just paid off the very patient contractor who carried out the most recent refurbishment of the building seven years ago and to do that required us to run our scanty reserves down to a worryingly low level. We are also very much aware that we could do a great deal more if the building were brought up to scratch in terms of its facilities – but that also requires money that we do not have. We are also facing the likelihood of new demands in the New Year as the “camps” where many of the African migrants have been settled are due to be closed. Members of the congregation are already involved in a process of giving advice on saving and guidance on flat-sharing.


 Be persistent in prayer and keep alert as you pray, giving thanks to God. 

(Colossians 4:2)


Every day we give thanks for the church building of St. John, built by 'The United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel', and pray for its complete restoration, that we may be able to open its doors once more to all who seek to worship God our heavenly Father therein, and to carry forward His mission for us in this place.

Heavenly Father,
We praise you and give you thanks and pray for ......
1. In honour of St. David's Day, pray for the church and anyone you know who lives in Wales
2. Pray for the opportunity of a closer walk with God during Lent
3. for those suffering from mental disorders that leave them afraid and lonely
4. Father, fill us all with Your love that it will illuminate our lives
5. for all those who are attending or following Lent courses
6. pray for Zimbabwe and those taking part in the World Day of Prayer
7. pray for children and young people in the towns where we live
8. 'My help comes for the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth' Psalm 121.2
9. pray for those who find their work stressful..........
10. ........ and for those who are seeking employment
11. for any couples you know who are preparing for marriage
12. give thanks for the commitment of St. John's Church Work Group
13. give thanks for the longer brighter days and the warmth of the sun
14. pray for the migrants who arrive on our border and their future life with us
15. 'O that today you would harken to his voice! Harden not your hearts.' Psalm 95
16. Lord, slow me down if I'm going too fast. May my life be inspired by You.
17. On this St. Patrick's Day pray for anyone you know who lives in Ireland
18. for the sick – their comfort and healing
19. Give thanks for your family, the love and happiness you share
20. pray for the staff in the hospitals where you live........
21. ........ and for the patients in their care
22. 'Surely your goodness shall follow me all the days of my life.' Psalm 23
23. pray for those who work in the emergency services
24. Bishop Robert's Lent Appeal – Classroom Building Diocese of Mumias, Kenya
25. Ask God's guidance to reach Carbon Reduction targets year-on-year
26. for those who work for an end to injustice in the world
27. give thanks for the peace and tranquillity of the parks in our towns
28. give thanks for those who volunteer to help with sporting activities
29. 'there is forgiveness with you; therefore you shall be feared.' Psalm 130
30. for God's healing and wholeness in your own life
31. Give thanks for all the good things this month has brought.
Lord, thank you for talking to me in my prayers,
may I listen and put what I hear into practice

Amen


 New Website The Ecumenical Group in Sanremo is forming a new website to
publicise the different Christian churches and their activities, thus promoting their
ecumenical fellowship. A photograph of each church will be shown. A short history
explaining how they came to be in this area together with their present day activities will also be included. The website is www.sanremoikoumene.it



 Diocesan Database - GDPR  DATA PRIVACY NOTICE
The Parochial Church Council (PCC) of St John's Church, Menton
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 John's Church, Menton 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. John's Church, Menton 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 members 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 John's Church, Menton;
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 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 do not share your data with third parties outside of the parish.
6. How long do we keep your personal data?


St. John's Church, Menton does not collect or keep your personal data
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 John's Church, Menton holds about you;
The right to request that the PCC of St John's Church, Menton 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 John's Church, Menton 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 administrator, anglicanchurch.menton@gmail.com


The Church of England invites to Holy Communion all baptized persons who are communicant members of other Churches which subscribe to the doctrine of the Holy Trinity, and who are in good standing in their own church. Those who are prevented by conscience or the rules of their own Churches from receiving the Blessed Sacrament are invited to receive a blessing.


BAPTISMS, CONFIRMATIONS, MARRIAGES, FUNERALS
arrangements may be made by contacting the locum, or the churchwardens.
The Church of England invites to Holy Communion all baptized persons who are communicant members of other Churches which subscribe to the doctrine of the Holy Trinity, and who are in good standing in their own church.  Those who are prevented by conscience or the rules of their own Churches from receiving the Blessed Sacrament are invited to receive a blessing.