The Mayor of Caerphilly County Borough, Councillor Julian Simmonds and South Wales East Assembly Member Delyth Jewell made separate visits to Tabernacle’s annual four-day Summer Holiday Bible Club at the end of July. Nearly 120 children and young people from the local community, aged from 5-15, attended. Similar Bible clubs were held at Blaenau Gwent Baptist Church, Abertillery, Bethany Baptist Church, Six Bells and Bethesda Baptist Church, Rogerstone as well at Hope Gobaith Church, Llanelli and Pines Congregational Church, Upper Killay, Swansea. Local volunteers were supported by volunteers from several churches in the United States. Tabernacle would like to thank all who supported the Newbridge event, in particular Asda, Blackwood; Greggs, Newbridge and Newbridge Trading Centre.

Councillor Simmonds (right) with, from left, the Mayoress,Mrs Karen Simmonds; the Revd. Sung Kee Ho, senior pastor, Antioch Church of Philadelphia; Mrs Ho, and Pastor Peter Cho, minister at Tabernacle.
Assembly Member Delyth Jewell with, from left, Math Wiliam, senior research and communications officer at Plaid Cymru’s regional office; Pastor Joseph Chung of Antioch Church and Councillor Mike Davies of Newbridge.

A meeting will be held at Newbridge Memo on Thursday, 22 August (17:30pm to 19:30pm) to discuss health services in Caerphilly County Borough and hear how they will be developed/changed in the coming years. Please register if you wish to attend by contacting Adele Skinner on 01633 435908 or by email on

It’s all hands on deck preparing for Tabernacle’s 2019 Summer Holiday Bible Club  which will take place between 23-26 July. The annual event, supported by loyal church groups from the United States, has grown substantially over the years and now attracts as many as 140 children aged five and over. They take part in activities broadly categorized under the headings Religious and Cultural Study, and Arts and Crafts. The emphasis is upon having fun in a safe, happy environment with the opportunity to make new friends.

This year, the event has been boosted by an Asda grant of £300 towards the running costs. Tabernacle deacon and grants officer Geoff Champion received the cheque from Asda, Blackwood community champion Lucie Brown. Earlier this year  Asda  made a grant of £1,002 towards the costs of purchasing new kitchen equipment, chairs and other items for the church’s Community Luncheon Club for Over 50’s.

” It is really encouraging when our active programme of work for people in the community is recognized and supported by such a household name as Asda”, said Geoff. “It shows how God can open doors when you are about His business!”



Tabernacle took part in the successful One Beat Conference, run by the Gwent Association of Voluntary Organisations, at St Gwladys Church Hall, Bargoed on 13th June.

Nearly 20 voluntary organisations from the Caerphilly borough used the  Third Sector event to “showcase” their services to the community with visitors able to find out what support, advice and information was on offer. The Mayor of Bargoed, Councillor Reg Carroll, who opened the event, said it was really encouraging to see so many voluntary organisations gathering at Bargoed and to be reminded of the excellent work being undertaken by volunteers across a wide range of activities.

Tabernacle’s Pastor Peter Cho said: ” It is a great way for us Christians to show that we are active in the community and to network with a range of organisations and groups who have the well-being of people in the community at heart.”

The Mayor of Bargoed, Councillor Reg Carroll, with Lynne Champion.


Fill us afresh with Your Spirit! 

Acts 2 “When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place.Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues<sup data-fn="#fen-NIV-26954a" data-link="[a]”>[a] as the Spirit enabled them.”

On the day of Pentecost, seven weeks after the resurrection of Jesus, the Holy Spirit was poured out upon those followers of Jesus who had gathered together in Jerusalem. What happened on the first Pentecost still happens to Christians throughout the world today. God pours out the Spirit upon all who put their faith in Jesus Christ and become his disciples (see Romans 8:1-11).

As Christians, we are meant to live in the presence and power of the Spirit of God. The Holy Spirit helps us to confess Jesus as Lord (1 Cor 12:3), empowers us to serve God with supernatural power (1 Cor 12:4-11), binds us together as the body of Christ (1 Cor 12:12-13), helps us to pray (Rom 8:26), and even intercedes for us with God the Father (Rom 8:27). The Spirit guides us (Gal 5:25), helping us to live like Jesus (Gal 5:22-23).

What does this mean for us? Pentecost presents us with an opportunity to consider how we are living each day. Are we relying on the power of God’s Spirit? Are we an open channel for the Spirit’s gifts? Are we attentive to the guidance of the Holy Spirit? Is the fruit of the Spirit (love, joy, peace, etc.) growing in our lives? Most Christians would claim they live in the presence and power of the Spirit, but only to an extent. We are limited by our fear, our sin, our low expectations, not to mention our tendency to be distracted from God’s work in us. Pentecost offers a chance to confess our failure to live by the Spirit and to ask the Lord to fill us afresh with his power.

Speakers for June

2nd       am   Revd Peter Cho                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              pm   Dr Chris Palmer

9th        am   Jacqui Maguire                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              pm   John Gibby

16th      am   Revd Peter Cho                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              pm   Geoff Champion

23rd     am    Revd Peter Cho                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            pm    John Palmer

30th     am    Revd Peter Cho                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            pm   Dr Chris Palmer



Job 1:1-12

We all encounter the reality of hardship and crisis some time in our lives. We have all seen, and probably experienced, some of the obvious tragedies that haunt those who live in this world. There is conflict all around us that we can plainly see; death, disease, warfare, hardships, pain, sorrow are all obvious.

There is an area of conflict that goes on around us and within us that we cannot see and that is in the spiritual realm. We are all engaged in spiritual warfare, even if we do not realize it. In this invisible war there are many casualties. In this war, there are no conscientious objectors. There are only those who are ground up and broken down by the spiritual crises they face in life.

In the book of Job, the veil is pulled back just a little. We are allowed to catch a glimpse of the spiritual warfare that occurred in Job’s life. We are allowed to see and understand a little of what transpired behind the scenes in the greatest tragedy of Job’s life.

We are even allowed to see events that occurred in Heaven. What a difference it would have made in Job’s life had he known what was happening but he didn’t; and neither do we. When trials come our way, we often seem to forget that God is always present in our hurts and that He has a plan in our pain. That great truth underlines the whole book.

We can and must learn from the warfare that Job faced. There is help here for us when we face our own times of suffering and sorrow; those testing times when our enemies are arrayed against us. Help is available if we will recognize it and if we will receive it! Just like Job, we are engaged in battle with a spiritual enemy who seeks our destruction; but like Job, we have a great God and a wonderful Saviour with us who is able to strengthen us, keep us and see us through any battle in which we are engaged. Remember…. we are on the victory side!

“I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth.”              Job 19:25


Speakers for Sunday Services in May

 5 th                          am. Revd Peter Cho

                                                                                                                        pm.  Revd Dr Suzanne Roberts

12th                          am.  Revd Peter Cho

                                                                                                                                       pm.  Dr Chris Palmer

19th                          am.  Revd Peter Cho

                                                                                                                                       pm.  Dr Chris Palmer

26th                          am.  Revd Peter Cho

                                                                                                                                       pm. Dr Chris Palmer

Dates for your diary:

                                                                                  Wednesday, 15th May   Christian Sportsmen’s Fellowship 7pm.

Tuesday, 21st May – Professor Kim (musical ministry) 6.30 pm.

Thursday, 23rd May- Mr Chef.

Thursday 30th May – Ascension Day Service (7pm). Speaker: The  Revd Simeon Baker.

Monday, 10th June – Men’s Fellowship (7pm)

Wednesday, 12th June – Annual General Meeting (7pm)

Thursday, 13th June – Soma Choir

Saturday, 15th June – BUW Momentum family Day – Carmarthen



Matthew 28:1-10 relates the best news you, me or any sinner in this world could receive!! After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb of Jesus following his crucifixion. They wanted to perform “the last rites” to his blood-stained dead body by cleaning it up and anointing it with myrrh and other spices.

They were worrying how they could get into the tomb because a heavy stone had been rolled across the entrance. They met an angel who explained to them that the stone had already been rolled away, not to fear and that Jesus had risen from the dead just as he had foretold. The Lord was going ahead of them to Galilee where they would see him but Jesus would meet them on the road as they rushed to tell the disciples.

Jesus can meet you and me on your road of life today but we need to believe in the Risen Lord and that God will roll away all the obstacles we may put in the way of that faith. Sometimes these are physical – poor health, agedness, family commitments but more often the main barrier to accepting Jesus into our lives is our own stony hearts. If you look in a Thesauras, comparable words to “stony” are some we would expect such as “ rocky”, “hard”, and “rough” but there are others which speak more to our character and attitudes: “unyielding”, “hardness”, “coldness”, “unsympathetic” and “unfeeling”.

Ask our loving God this Easter to roll away the hardness of your heart, accept Jesus as your personal Lord and Saviour and see how Christ can give you a new life not just for your remaining days on this earth but on into eternity!


Geoff Champion


Speakers for Sunday Services in April

7th              am.   Revd Peter Cho  

                    pm    Revd Dr Suzanne Roberts

14th            am.    Revd Peter Cho

                    pm.     Dr Chris Palmer

21st            am.   Easter Play 

                   pm.   Revd Peter Cho 

28th          am.     Mr Geoff Champion   

                  pm.     Mr John Gibby                                                                                                



Dates for your diary:    

Thursday April 18th:    7pm. United Communion

Good Friday April 19th:  Services at 10.30 and 7pm.

Thursday 2nd May:    12.30pm Luncheon Club

Tuesday 21st May:    6.30pm. Professor Kim (musical ministry)

Thursday 23rd May: 6.30pm. Mr Chef

Thursday 30th May: 7pm. Ascension Day service – Revd Simeon Baker



Duw Byw,

Rydym yn eich addoli heddiw gyda llawenydd yn ein calonnau a’r diolchgarwch ar ein gwefusau. Pan oedd pŵerau drwg wedi gwneud eu gwaethaf, gan groeshoelio’ch Mab, a’i gladdu yn farw, fe wnaethoch chi ei godi yn fyw eto: gweithred o bŵer yn rhoi gobaith i’r byd.

Living Lord,

We worship you today with joy in our hearts and thanksgiving on our lips. When the powers of evil had done their worst, crucifying your Son, and burying Him in death, You raised Him to life again: an act of power giving hope to the world.

Yr Arglwydd Iesu,

Rydym yn llawenhau  na allai’r farwolaeth eich dal chi; y codwyd eich bywyd yn fyw, yn fyw am byth. Fe wnaethoch chi gyfarch eich ffrindiau ac yn awr rydych chi’n sefyll yn ein plith yn eich pŵer atgyfodol.

Lord Jesus,

We rejoice that death could not keep You; that You rose from the grave alive; alive for evermore. You greeted Your friends and now You stand amongst us in Your risen power.

Ysbryd Duw,

Rydych chi bob amser yn rhoi bywyd i bobl Duw, gan roi genedigaeth i blant Duw. Ail-luniwch ni yn delwedd Iesu, llenwch ni gyda’i gariad a’n galluogi ni gyda’i bŵer atgyfodol, fel y gallem fod yn ffyddlon i’w ffordd, wedi ei ddefnyddio gennych chi wrth adennill ei fyd.

Spirit of God,

You are always giving life to the people of God, giving birth to the children of God. Remodel us in the image of Jesus, fill us with His love and enable us with His risen power that we might be faithful to His way, used by You in the redeeming of Your world.


A bydd bendith Duw, Tad, Mab ac Ysbryd Glân, gyda ni i gyd yn awr ac am byth. Amen

And the blessing of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, be with us all now and for evermore. Amen.












Tabernacle is committed to protecting all information that we handle about people we support and work with, and to respecting people’s rights around how their information is handled. This policy, agreed at a special Church Meeting on Sunday, 6th May 2018, explains our responsibilities and how we will meet them.


  1. Why this policy is important……………………………………………………………… 3
  2. How this policy applies to you & what you need to know………………………… 4
  3. Training and guidance……………………………………………………………………… 5

Section B – Our data protection responsibilities………………………………………………. 5

  1. What personal information do we process?…………………………………………. 5
  2. Making sure processing is fair and lawful……………………………………………. 5
  3. When we need consent to process data……………………………………………… 7
  4. Processing for specified purposes……………………………………………………. 7
  5. Data will be adequate, relevant and not excessive…………………………………. 7
  6. Accurate data………………………………………………………………………………… 8
  7. Keeping data and destroying it…………………………………………………………. 8
  8. Security of personal data…………………………………………………………………. 8
  9. Keeping records of our data processing……………………………………………… 9

Section C – Working with people we process data about (data subjects)……………… 9

  1. Data subjects’ rights……………………………………………………………………….. 9
  2. Direct marketing…………………………………………………………………………….. 9

Section D – working with other organisations & transferring data………………………. 10

  1. Sharing information with other organisations………………………………………. 10
  2. Data processors…………………………………………………………………………… 10
  3. Transferring personal data outside the European Union (EU)………………….. 10

Section E – Managing change & risks…………………………………………………………. 11

  1. Data protection impact assessments………………………………………………… 11
  2. Dealing with data protection breaches………………………………………………. 11

Schedule 1 – Definitions and useful terms……………………………………………………. 12

Schedule 2 – ICO Registration……………………………………………………………………. 14



Section A – What this policy is for

1.            Policy statement

1.1       Tabernacle is committed to protecting personal data and respecting the rights of our data subjects; the people whose personal data we collect and use. We value the personal information entrusted to us and we respect that trust, by complying with all relevant laws, and adopting good practice.

We process personal data to help us:

a)         maintain our list of church members [and regular attenders];

b)         provide pastoral support for members and others connected with our church;

c)         provide services to the community including Mothers and Toddlers Group, Sunday School and High Five Youth Club and Community Luncheon Club;

d)         safeguard children, young people and adults at risk;

e)         recruit, support and manage staff and volunteers;

f)          undertake research;

g)         maintain our accounts and records;

h)         promote our  services;

i)           maintain the security of property and premises;

j)           respond effectively to enquirers and handle any complaints [and]


1.2          This policy has been approved by the church’s Trustees/Diaconate which is responsible for ensuring that we comply with all our legal obligations. It sets out the legal rules that apply whenever we obtain, store or use personal data.

2.            Why this policy is important

2.1          We are committed to protecting personal data from being misused, getting into the wrong hands as a result of poor security or being shared carelessly, or being inaccurate, as we are aware that people can be upset or harmed if any of these things happen.

2.2          This policy sets out the measures we are committed to taking as an organisation and, what each of us will do to ensure we comply with the relevant legislation.

2.3          In particular, we will make sure that all personal data is:

a)    processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner;

b)    processed for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and not in a manner that is incompatible with those purposes;

c)    adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary for the purposes for which it is being processed;

d)    accurate and, where necessary, up to date;

e)    not kept longer than necessary for the purposes for which it is being processed;

f)     processed in a secure manner, by using appropriate technical and organisational means;

g)    processed in keeping with the rights of data subjects regarding their personal data.

3.            How this policy applies to you & what you need to know

3.1          As an employee, trustee or volunteer processing personal information on behalf of the church, you are required to comply with this policy. If you think that you have accidentally breached the policy it is important that you contact our Data Protection Officer immediately so that we can take swift action to try and limit the impact of the breach.

Anyone who breaches the Data Protection Policy may be subject to disciplinary action, and where that individual has breached the policy intentionally, recklessly, or for personal benefit they may also be liable to prosecution or to regulatory action.

3.2          As a leader: You are required to make sure that any procedures that involve personal data, that you are responsible for in your area, follow the rules set out in this Data Protection Policy.

3.3          As a data subject of Tabernacle Baptist Church we will handle your personal information in line with this policy.

3.4          [As an appointed data processor/contractor: Companies who are appointed by us as a data processor are required to comply with this policy under the contract with us. Any breach of the policy will be taken seriously and could lead to us taking contract enforcement action against the company, or terminating the contract. Data processors have direct obligations under the GDPR, primarily to only process data on instructions from the controller (us) and to implement appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure a level of security appropriate to the risk involved.]

3.5          Our Data Protection Officer is responsible for advising Tabernacle Baptist Church and its staff and members about their legal obligations under data protection law, monitoring compliance with data protection law, dealing with data security breaches and with the development of this policy. Any questions about this policy or any concerns that the policy has not been followed should be referred to him at

3.6          Before you collect or handle any personal data as part of your work (paid or otherwise) for Tabernacle Baptist Church, it is important that you take the time to read this policy carefully and understand what is required of you, as well as the organisation’s responsibilities when we process data.

4.            Our procedures will be in line with the requirements of this policy, but if you are unsure about whether anything you plan to do, or are currently doing, might breach this policy you must first speak to the Data Protection Officer.

5.            Training and guidance

5.1          We will provide general training at least annually for all staff to raise awareness of their obligations and our responsibilities, as well as to outline the law.

5.2          We may also issue procedures, guidance or instructions from time to time.  Leaders must set aside time for their team to look together at the implications for their work.


Section B – Our data protection responsibilities

6.            What personal information do we process?

6.1          In the course of our work, we may collect and process information (personal data) about many different people (data subjects). This includes data we receive straight from the person it is about, for example, where they complete forms or contact us. We may also receive information about data subjects from other sources including, for example, previous employers [and other examples].

6.2          We process personal data in both electronic and paper form and all this data is protected under data protection law. The personal data we process can include information such as names and contact details, education or employment details, [other examples] and visual images of people.

6.3          In some cases, we hold types of information that are called “special categories” of data in the GDPR. This personal data can only be processed under strict conditions.


‘Special categories’ of data (as referred to in the GDPR) includes information about a person’s: racial or ethnic origin; political opinions; religious or similar (e.g. philosophical) beliefs; trade union membership; health (including physical and mental health, and the provision of health care services); genetic data; biometric data; sexual life and sexual orientation.

6.4          We will not hold information relating to criminal proceedings or offences or allegations of offences unless there is a clear lawful basis to process this data such as where it fulfils one of the substantial public interest conditions in relation to the safeguarding of children and of individuals at risk or one of the additional conditions relating to criminal convictions set out in either Part 2 or Part 3 of Schedule 1 of the Data Protection Act 2018.  This processing will only ever be carried out on the advice of the Bap[tist Union of Wales designated Data Protection contact..

6.5          Other data may also be considered ‘sensitive’ such as bank details, but will not be subject to the same legal protection as the types of data listed above.

7.            Making sure processing is fair and lawful

7.1          Processing of personal data will only be fair and lawful when the purpose for the processing meets a legal basis, as listed below, and when the processing is transparent. This means we will provide people with an explanation of how and why we process their personal data at the point we collect data from them, as well as when we collect data about them from other sources.

How can we legally use personal data?

7.2          Processing of personal data is only lawful if at least one of these legal conditions, as listed in Article 6 of the GDPR, is met:

a)         the processing is necessary for a contract with the data subject;

b)         the processing is necessary for us to comply with a legal obligation;

c)         the processing is necessary to protect someone’s life (this is called “vital interests”);

d)         the processing is necessary for us to perform a task in the public interest, and the task has a clear basis in law;

e)         the processing is necessary for legitimate interests pursued by Tabernacle Baptist Church or another organisation, unless these are overridden by the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject.

f)          If none of the other legal conditions apply, the processing will only be lawful if the data subject has given their clear consent.

How can we legally use ‘special categories’ of data?

7.3          Processing of ‘special categories’ of personal data is only lawful when, in addition to the conditions above, one of the extra conditions, as listed in Article 9 of the GDPR, is met. These conditions include where:

a)         the processing is necessary for carrying out our obligations under employment and social security and social protection law;

b)         the processing is necessary for safeguarding the vital interests (in emergency, life or death situations) of an individual and the data subject is incapable of giving consent;

c)         the processing is carried out in the course of our legitimate activities and only relates to our members or persons we are in regular contact with in connection with our purposes;

d)         the processing is necessary for pursuing legal claims.

e)         If none of the other legal conditions apply, the processing will only be lawful if the data subject has given their explicit consent.

7.4          Before deciding which condition should be relied upon, we may refer to the original text of the GDPR as well as any relevant guidance, and seek legal advice as required.

What must we tell individuals before we use their data?

7.5          If personal data is collected directly from the individual, we will inform them [in writing] about; our identity/contact details [and those of the Data Protection Officer, the reasons for processing, and the legal bases, [including explaining any automated decision making or profiling], explaining our legitimate interests, and explaining, where relevant, the consequences of not providing data needed for a contract or statutory requirement; who we will share the data with; if we plan to send the data outside of the European Union; how long the data will be stored and the data subjects’ rights.

This information is commonly referred to as a ‘Privacy Notice’.

This information will be given at the time when the personal data is collected.

7.6          If data is collected from another source, rather than directly from the data subject, we will provide the data subject with the information described in section 6.55 as well as: the categories of the data concerned; and the source of the data.

This information will be provided to the individual in writing and no later than within 1 month after we receive the data, unless a legal exemption under the GDPR applies. If we use the data to communicate with the data subject, we will at the latest give them this information at the time of the first communication.

If we plan to pass the data onto someone else outside of Tabernacle Baptist Church we will give the data subject this information before we pass on the data.

8.            When we need consent to process data

8.1          Where none of the other legal conditions apply to the processing, and we are required to get consent from the data subject, we will clearly set out what we are asking consent for, including why we are collecting the data and how we plan to use it. Consent will be specific to each process we are requesting consent for and we will only ask for consent when the data subject has a real choice whether or not to provide us with their data.

8.2          Consent can however be withdrawn at any time and if withdrawn, the processing will stop. Data subjects will be informed of their right to withdraw consent and it will be as easy to withdraw consent as it is to give consent.

9.            Processing for specified purposes

9.1          We will only process personal data for the specific purposes explained in our privacy notices (as described above in section 6.5.5) or for other purposes specifically permitted by law. We will explain those other purposes to data subjects in the way described in section 6, unless there are lawful reasons for not doing so.

10.          Data will be adequate, relevant and not excessive

10.1       We will only collect and use personal data that is needed for the specific purposes described above (which will normally be explained to the data subjects in privacy notices). We will not collect more than is needed to achieve those purposes. We will not collect any personal data “just in case” we want to process it later.

11.          Accurate data

11.1       We will make sure that personal data held is accurate and, where appropriate, kept up to date. The accuracy of personal data will be checked at the point of collection and at appropriate points later on.

12.          Keeping data and destroying it

12.1       We will not keep personal data longer than is necessary for the purposes that it was collected for. We will comply with official guidance issued to our sector about retention periods for specific records.

12.2       Information about how long we will keep records for can be found in our Data Retention Schedule.

13.          Security of personal data

13.1       We will use appropriate measures to keep personal data secure at all points of the processing. Keeping data secure includes protecting it from unauthorised or unlawful processing, or from accidental loss, destruction or damage.

13.2       We will implement security measures which provide a level of security which is appropriate to the risks involved in the processing.

Measures will include technical and organisational security measures. In assessing what measures are the most appropriate we will take into account the following, and anything else that is relevant:

a)         the quality of the security measure;

b)         the costs of implementation;

c)         the nature, scope, context and purpose of processing;

d)         the risk (of varying likelihood and severity) to the rights and freedoms of data subjects;

e)         the risk which could result from a data breach.

13.3       Measures may include:

a)         technical systems security;

b)         measures to restrict or minimise access to data;

c)         measures to ensure our systems and data remain available, or can be easily restored in the case of an incident;

d)         physical security of information and of our premises;

e)         organisational measures, including policies, procedures, training and audits;

f)          regular testing and evaluating of the effectiveness of security measures.

14.          Keeping records of our data processing

14.1       To show how we comply with the law we will keep clear records of our processing activities and of the decisions we make concerning personal data (setting out our reasons for those decisions).


Section C – Working with people we process data about (data subjects)

15.          Data subjects’ rights

15.1       We will process personal data in line with data subjects’ rights, including their right to:

a)         request access to any of their personal data held by us (known as a Subject Access Request);

b)         ask to have inaccurate personal data changed;

c)         restrict processing, in certain circumstances;

d)         object to processing, in certain circumstances, including preventing the use of their data for direct marketing;

e)         data portability, which means to receive their data, or some of their data, in a format that can be easily used by another person (including the data subject themselves) or organisation;

f)          not be subject to automated decisions, in certain circumstances; and

g)         withdraw consent when we are relying on consent to process their data.

15.2       If a colleague receives any request from a data subject that relates or could relate to their data protection rights, this will be forwarded to our [Data Protection Officer/Trustee] immediately.

15.3       We will act on all valid requests as soon as possible, and at the latest within one calendar month, unless we have reason to, and can lawfully extend the timescale. This can be extended by up to two months in some circumstances.

15.4       All data subjects’ rights are provided free of charge.

15.5       Any information provided to data subjects will be concise and transparent, using clear and plain language.

16.          Direct marketing

16.1       We will comply with the rules set out in the GDPR, the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR) and any laws which may amend or replace the regulations around direct marketing. This includes, but is not limited to, when we make contact with data subjects by post, email, text message, social media messaging, telephone (both live and recorded calls) and fax.

Direct marketing means the communication (by any means) of any advertising or marketing material which is directed, or addressed, to individuals. “Marketing” does not need to be selling anything, or be advertising a commercial product. It includes contact made by organisations to individuals for the purposes of promoting the organisation’s aims.

16.2       Any direct marketing material that we send will identify [NAME OF CHURCH] as the sender and will describe how people can object to receiving similar communications in the future. If a data subject exercises their right to object to direct marketing we will stop the direct marketing as soon as possible.

Section D – working with other organisations & transferring data

17.          Sharing information with other organisations

17.1       We will only share personal data with other organisations or people when we have a legal basis to do so and if we have informed the data subject about the possibility of the data being shared (in a privacy notice), unless legal exemptions apply to informing data subjects about the sharing. Only authorised and properly instructed [staff/Trustees] are allowed to share personal data.

17.2       We will keep records of information shared with a third party, which will include recording any exemptions which have been applied, and why they have been applied. We will follow the ICO’s statutory Data Sharing Code of Practice (or any replacement code of practice) when sharing personal data with other data controllers. Legal advice will be sought as required.

18.          Data processors

18.1       [Before appointing a contractor who will process personal data on our behalf (a data processor) we will carry out due diligence checks. The checks are to make sure the processor will use appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure the processing will comply with data protection law, including keeping the data secure, and upholding the rights of data subjects. We will only appoint data processors who can provide us with sufficient guarantees that they will do this.]

18.2       [We will only appoint data processors on the basis of a written contract that will require the processor to comply with all relevant legal requirements. We will continue to monitor the data processing, and compliance with the contract, throughout the duration of the contract.]

19.          Transferring personal data outside the European Union (EU)

19.1       Personal data cannot be transferred (or stored) outside of the European Union unless this is permitted by the GDPR. This includes storage on a “cloud” based service where the servers are located outside the EU.

19.2       We will only transfer data outside the EU where it is permitted by one of the conditions for non-EU transfers in the GDPR

Section E – Managing change & risks

20.          Data protection impact assessments

20.1       When we are planning to carry out any data processing which is likely to result in a high risk we will carry out a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA). These include situations when we process data relating to vulnerable people, trawling of data from public profiles, using new technology, and transferring data outside the EU. Any decision not to conduct a DPIA will be recorded.

20.2       We may also conduct a DPIA in other cases when we consider it appropriate to do so. If we are unable to mitigate the identified risks such that a high risk remains we will consult with the ICO.

20.3       DPIAs will be conducted in accordance with the ICO’s Code of Practice ‘Conducting privacy impact assessments’.

21.          Dealing with data protection breaches

21.1       Where staff or volunteers, [or contractors working for us], think that this policy has not been followed, or data might have been breached or lost, this will be reported immediately to the Data Protection Officer..

21.2       We will keep records of personal data breaches, even if we do not report them to the ICO.

21.3       We will report all data breaches which are likely to result in a risk to any person, to the ICO. Reports will be made to the ICO within 72 hours from when someone in the church becomes aware of the breach.

21.4       In situations where a personal data breach causes a high risk to any person, we will (as well as reporting the breach to the ICO), inform data subjects whose information is affected, without undue delay.

This can include situations where, for example, bank account details are lost or an email containing sensitive information is sent to the wrong recipient. Informing data subjects can enable them to take steps to protect themselves and/or to exercise their rights.



Schedule 1 – Definitions and useful terms

The following terms are used throughout this policy and have their legal meaning as set out within the GDPR. The GDPR definitions are further explained below:

Data controller means any person, company, authority or other body who (or which) determines the means for processing personal data and the purposes for which it is processed. It does not matter if the decisions are made alone or jointly with others.

 The data controller is responsible for the personal data which is processed and the way in which it is processed. We are the data controller of data which we process.

Data processors include any individuals or organisations, which process personal data on our behalf and on our instructions e.g. an external organisation which provides secure waste disposal for us. This definition will include the data processors’ own staff (note that staff of data processors may also be data subjects).

Data subjects include all living individuals who we hold or otherwise process personal data about. A data subject does not need to be a UK national or resident. All data subjects have legal rights in relation to their personal information. Data subjects that we are likely to hold personal data about include:

a)         the people we care for and support;

b)         our employees (and former employees);

c)         consultants/individuals who are our contractors or employees working for them;

d)         volunteers;

e)         tenants;

f)          trustees;

g)         complainants;

h)         supporters;

i)           enquirers;

j)           friends and family;

k)         advisers and representatives of other organisations.

ICO means the Information Commissioners Office which is the UK’s regulatory body responsible for ensuring that we comply with our legal data protection duties. The ICO produces guidance on how to implement data protection law and can take regulatory action where a breach occurs.

Personal data means any information relating to a natural person (living person) who is either identified or is identifiable. A natural person must be an individual and cannot be a company or a public body. Representatives of companies or public bodies would, however, be natural persons.

Personal data is limited to information about living individuals and does not cover deceased people.

Personal data can be factual (for example, a name, address or date of birth) or it can be an opinion about that person, their actions and behaviour.

Privacy notice means the information given to data subjects which explains how we process their data and for what purposes.

Processing is very widely defined and includes any activity that involves the data. It includes obtaining, recording or holding the data, or carrying out any operation or set of operations on the data including organising, amending, retrieving, using, disclosing, erasing or destroying it. Processing can also include transferring personal data to third parties, listening to a recorded message (e.g. on voicemail) or viewing personal data on a screen or in a paper document which forms part of a structured filing system. Viewing of clear, moving or stills images of living individuals is also a processing activity.

Special categories of data (as identified in the GDPR) includes information about a person’s:

l)           Racial or ethnic origin;

m)        Political opinions;

n)         Religious or similar (e.g. philosophical) beliefs;

o)         Trade union membership;

p)         Health (including physical and mental health, and the provision of health care services);

q)         Genetic data;

r)          Biometric data;

s)         Sexual life and sexual orientation.



[Schedule 2 – ICO Registration]


Data Controller: Tabernacle Baptist Church

Registration Number: n/a

Date Registered: n/a Registration Expires: n/a


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“And if  by grace, then it cannot be based on works: if it were, grace would no longer be grace” (Romans 11:6 NIV)  

“You cannot have your cake and eat it” is a popular English saying or figure of speech. Basically, it means you cannot retain your cake and eat it. Once the cake is eaten it is gone!!

The Bible says something similar about grace and works. If it is one, it can’t be the other. Salvation by works cannot be salvation by grace. Salvation by grace cannot be salvation by works. It cannot be both. It is one or the other!

Sadly, many people still mistakenly believe if they do good things, they can satisfy God. “I’m good enough.” “I’m not a bad person.” “I’m better than most people.” “I’m trying to be a better person.” All these sayings reflect the idea that people can earn their way into God’s favour – the error of salvation by works.

Salvation by grace is quite the opposite? It means that you cannot get to Heaven by being good, because you are not good: “…. for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3: 23 NIV).  We have a sinful nature. It is impossible for us get to Heaven by trying to be good. We must be saved by grace. “Grace” means the love, the favour, the mercy of God  –  which we do not deserve. We cannot earn it.  Grace is a gift.     What is that gift? “The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 6:23).

Where do you stand today?  Look to Jesus. He died at Calvary to pay for your sin. He gave His blood to cleanse you from sin, to wash your sin away, so that God will not see it. He rose from the tomb and He is alive today! Trust Christ and be “justified by his blood” (Romans 5:9).

Amazing Grace! How sweet the sound

That saved a wretch like me

I once was lost, but now am found

Was blind but now I see.

        (John Newton)


Thursday 31st May:  6.30-8.30p.m.

Mr Chef   (Mens’ cookery)


Community Luncheon Club  :   7th & 21st  June 




Monday 11th June

Speaker:  Geoff Champion 


Saturday 16th June (10.00a.m. – 4.00p.m.) at

 Nancy’s Farm, Rhiwderin

Biblical Storytelling to children, teenagers and adults

Please take packed lunch, pen, notebook & Bible

Further details from Vera Davies 



Wednesday 13th June

Annual General Meeting


Speakers for Sunday Services in June:

(All services start at 11am and 6pm) 

     3rd:         a.m.   Tim Moody

                                                                                                                                    p.m.   Geoff Champion 

           10th:           a.m.   Pastor Peter Cho

                                                          p.m.   Rev Dr Suzanne Roberts

            17th:           a.m.    Pastor Peter Cho

                                      p.m.   Rev Susan Stevenson 

          24th:         a.m.   Pastor Peter Cho

                                  p.m.   Rev Huw Stephens   

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A group of delegates who will be attending the Arise (Amnos Ministries) national conference arrive at Newbridge on Friday 29th  June to Wednesday 4th July.   Last year hundreds of homes in and around the town were visited in the door-to-door initiative as we sought to share the love of Jesus. Please pray for those who will be taking part and that more men and women, boys and girls will come to know Jesus as their personal Lord and Saviour.