Application for Enrolment on the Church Electoral Roll of the Parish of
St Thomas' Lancaster
Tick If you wish to remain ex-directory
I declare that I am baptised and am aged 16 or over or become 16* on
I declare one of the following (a) or (b) or (c) (tick one box only).
(a) I am a member of the Church of England (or of a Church in communion with the Church of England) and am resident in the parish.
(b) I am a member of the Church of England (or of a Church in communion with the Church of England) and, not being resident in the parish, I have habitually attended public worship in the parish during the period of six months prior to enrolment.
(c) I am a member in good standing of a Church (not in communion with the Church of England) which subscribes to the doctrine of the Holy Trinity and also declare myself to be a member of the Church of England and I have habitually attended public worship in the parish during the period of six months prior to enrolment.
I declare that the above answers are true and I apply for inclusion on the Church Electoral Roll of the parish.
IF YOU ARE A STUDENT:- Please enter in the box the year you expect to graduate.
This is Privacy Notice
issued by the Church of England for the Electoral Roll specifically.
The roll is published after each annual revision and after the preparation of a new roll. The published roll will include your name (as well as the name of every other person on the roll) but none of your other personal data (as defined by the Data Protection Act 2018) will be made public as a result of your inclusion on the roll.
St Thomas' uses church management software called ChurchSuite on which we record the Electoral Roll.
Churchsuite gives all the adults on our list the chance
to read the bulletin,
to access their rotas & the church
to calendar, sign up for church events
to update their contact details
Once your details are recorded to join the Electoral Roll you will receive 2 emails from Churchsuite one giving you the chance to log in to Churchsuite, and one for you to give or not give consent to get emails from Churchsuite. You can chose to answer these emails or not.
This is our Privacy Notice so that you can see how we use the information.
All information is stored securely in line with the Data Protection Act.
Unless you choose otherwise, your details can only be accessed by church staff and those writing any rotas you might be on.
*Those who become 16 during the next 12 months may complete the form and become eligible to be entered on the roll on their sixteenth birthday.
1 The only Churches at present in communion with the Church of England are other Anglican Churches and certain foreign Churches.
2 Membership of the electoral roll is also open to members in good standing of a Church not in communion with the Church of England which subscribes to the doctrine of the Holy Trinity, where those members are also prepared to declare themselves to be members of the Church of England.
3 Every six years a new roll is prepared and those on the previous roll are informed so that they can re-apply. If you are not resident in the parish but were on the roll as an habitual worshipper, and have been prevented by sickness or absence or other essential reason from worshipping for the past six months, you may write ‘would’ before ‘have habitually attended’ on the form and add ‘but was prevented from doing so because...’ and then state the reason.
4 If you have any problems over this form, please approach the clergy or lay people responsible for the parish, who will be pleased to help you.
5 In this form ‘parish’ means ecclesiastical parish.
Use of email addresses and other personal data
6 You do not have to provide an email address on this Form. If you do provide one, the Parochial Church Council and the electoral roll officer are entitled to use that email address to communicate with you in connection with the maintenance or revision of the Roll or the preparation of a new Roll or with elections to or membership of the Council.
7 The Church Representation Rules impose certain requirements for your name and address to be given to a third party, such as the diocesan electoral registration officer, in connection with elections to or membership of a deanery synod, diocesan synod or the House of Laity of the General Synod. If you provide an email address on this Form, it will be given to the third party along with your postal address.
8 A third party to whom your name and address have been given under the Church Representation Rules is in certain cases required by the Rules to pass them on to another person, such as the presiding officer in a synodical election. If you provide an email address on this Form, that email address will be given to the other person along with your postal address.
9 Any person to whom your email address or other personal data is given under the Church Representation Rules is required by those Rules to hold the data securely. Furthermore, if you do provide an email address on this Form, that does not give anybody the right to use it for any purpose other than those permitted by the Rules; so it cannot, for example, be used for social matters or fund-raising.
10 The roll is published after each annual revision and after the preparation of a new roll. The published roll will include your name (as well as the name of every other person on the roll) but none of your other personal data (as defined by the Data Protection Act 2018) will be made public as a result of your inclusion on the roll.