Media/Press Office: Communications department
For media enquiries or help with communications in our Diocese please contact us:-
Telephone 01636 817218
For more information about the communications team, please click here
To find out more about our events display trailer click here
For advice and information about church communications – and what to do in a crisis – click on the links below:
We operate a network of communications channels aimed at different audiences including ……
Press Releases/media relations
Nifty Notes *
Monthly postal & electronic mailing
Regular emails and electronic mailings – including Weekly Update
The Church Communicator Network * Click here to see the Church Communicator’s job decription
We offer a range of training courses covering communication issues and expertise in ……
Improving church communication
Magazine editor days
Powerpoint and presentation skills
Website and internet days
Specific CC Network training programme
Members of the team are able to provide immediate and professional advice to parishes, clergy and diocesan advisers on a variety of issues for example, handling a media crisis, planning publicity campaigns and communications strategies.
Church Communicator Network
The network of Church Communicators is aimed to help give the church a better profile in the media and improve communications between the churches and the diocese. They help promote church events and be on the look out for stories to place in the media through press releases. The aim is that as many parishes as possible will be able to find someone to take on this voluntary role. Even in a small way, it can have an impact. We have more than 30 Church Communicators around the diocese but we need many more to be effective. To find out more contact Richard Ellis.
Publication dates and deadlines:
Click here for the Communications Information Sheet which details resources deadlines for the year.
Please remember major items for inclusion should be discussed with the editor in advance.
Nifty Notes: (and the Diocesan mailing to clergy)
Printed and posted or available as a download on first day of each month. It is also available for use electronically by magazine editors and anyone producing monthly publicity in the middle of each month. Copy deadlines: Generally by the 9th of each month – late items depend on space – contact Nicola Mellors.
Church on Wheels – Diocesan trailer
Click here for details.