For Parishes

Parish Communications Service

This section includes advice on parish communications, everything from websites to working with the media. Click the feature buttons on the left and explore the resources.

Parish Audit

Could your parish do with a communications makeover? Our friendly consultant Bob Beale is happy to work through a kind of 'communications audit' with churches and encourage them to analyse and strategise about how communication works for them and the people they seek to serve. He will help you integrate overall vision and mission plans and think through a variety of media you could use.

Bob can be contacted direct by emailing him at

David MacKereth is able to help with websites   

Keeping you in touch

The Communications Department can keep you in touch with what's happening across the diocese in a variety of ways.

Hear it first by email! Subscribe to our Enews service to get the news straight to your PC as soon as it happens. Subscribe here.

We publish a monthly magazine called CRUX that contains a round up of stories from parishes, news on appointments, campaigns and local issues.

The Briefing is a monthly news summary for clergy. It contains important news, deadlines and dates for your diary.

The Mailing is sent to parishes every month.

The website is often the first place news appears. Check it regularly and check the Resources for Ministers and the Resources for Parishes sections every time you visit.

Wider church news

Visit the Church of England Media section at

Visit the national Church of England website for In Review, a regular newsletter published by the National Church Institutions of the Church of England. Its aim is to keep people in touch with the activities of the Archbishops' Council, Church Commissioners, the Church of England Pensions Board and other bodies who serve the Church at national level. Articles from In Review can be 'cut and pasted' for use in parish magazines and other publications.