Website Policies

Privacy Policy


This brief privacy policy sets out how St Mary's and St Matthew's uses and protects any information that you provide when you use this website.


St Mary's and St Matthew's are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

 What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • name
  • contact information including postal address, email address and telephone number
  • demographic information such as your postcode

 What we do with the information you supply

  • internal record-keeping for membership applications, subscriptions and donations made to St Mary's and St Matthew's
  • we may use the information to improve our systems of record-keeping and how we contact our members



We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Accessibility Policy

We are committed to making the information and resources provided via our website accessible to the widest audience possible.  To enable this, we use widely accepted “Best Practice” principles for design and usability. 


Customise the site to fit your needs

In order to make this website easier to read and navigate, you can change display settings such as:

Text size

Colour and contrast

Screen magnification

Style sheets

The BBC's website "My Web My Way" offers help on adjusting these and other features in your specific operating system and browser.

Standards compliance

The website is built in line with recognised best practice, such as the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

We have endeavoured to follow the current Web Accessibility Initiative (W3C WAI) guidelines and look to ensure that Conformance Level "AA": all Priority 2 checkpoints are satisfied. WCAG 1.0 has 14 guidelines that are general principles of accessible design. Each guideline has one or more checkpoints that explain how the guideline applies in a specific area. Further information is available on how the guidelines are organized.



We continue to make further improvements and enhancements to our accessibility features according to feedback. Please let us know of any problems you may have encountered, or of any features that you have found particularly useful. You can contact us by contacting The Webmaster, The Parish Office, The Vicarage, 99 Church Road, Ashford, Middlesex, TW15 2NY. Email:

Cookies Policy 

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. St Mary's and St Matthew's uses analytics to identify which pages are being used - and how frequently - on our website. This is to enable us to redesign and modify the site in accordance with users' preferences.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer (see below). This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website contains links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Your personal information

Your information will not be used for any communication from us apart from updates and information about St Mary's and St Matthew's. We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties – unless we are required by law to do so. Your information will never be used for third-party direct marketing.


You may request details of personal information which we hold about you. If you would like a copy of the information held on you, please write to The Parish Office, The Vicarage, 99 Church Road, Ashford, Middlesex, TW15 2NY.


If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to us as soon as possible at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Disabling cookies

To disable the use of cookies: it is possible to stop your web browser accepting cookies from one website or all websites through built-in cookie controls. If you do this you may find that some aspects of this website and others stop working, or stop working as well.


All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. The following links provide details on how to do this in a range of popular web browsers:

Cookie settings in Internet Explorer:

Cookie settings in Firefox:

Cookie settings in Chrome:

Cookie settings in Safari:

Terms and Conditions:

Welcome to our website. If you continue to browse and use this website you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our privacy policy govern St Mary's and St Matthew's relationship with you in relation to this website.

The term St Mary's and St Matthew's or ‘us’ or ‘we’ refers to the owner of the website whose registered office is The Parish Office, The Vicarage, 99 Church Road, Ashford, Middlesex, TW15 2NY. The term ‘you’ refers to the user or viewer of our website.


The use of this website is subject to the following terms of use:

  • The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.
  • Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.
  • Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.
  • This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions. (However, for reproduction of images contained within the Photo Gallery, please visit About/Photo Gallery page.)
  • All trademarks reproduced in this website, which are not the property of, or licensed to the operator, are acknowledged on the website.
  • Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.
  • From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).
  • Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the law.