Many of the visitors to our website will be aware of the changes to the Data Protection Act and that on 25th May 2018 the new regulation (GDPR) comes into effect in the UK. This will replace the former Data Protection Act, with which Belmont Abbey has complied faithfully. The new GDPR introduces new and more stringent requirements for all organisations, including Churches and such religious institutions as Benedictine monasteries, in relation to how we look after and manage any personal data we may hold.


The parishes committed to our pastoral care will be following the policies for the various dioceses to which they belong. Hedley Lodge, our guesthouse, has published its privacy policy on its own website.


Belmont Abbey does not contact people either by post, email or telephone, nor do we send out a newsletter either by post or email. You can read news of the abbey and of our foundation in Peru on our website, which will shortly be renewed, At Belmont we are ensuring that all the necessary systems and processes are in place to ensure that any personal details we hold (e.g. names and contact details) of friends and benefactors are held securely and legitimately.


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