Through social media we can connect with people where they are and build relationships with those we might struggle to reach through other channels.
Social media is immediate, interactive, conversational and open-ended. This sets it apart from other forms of communication and demands a new way of thinking. As well as the many opportunities, users should also be aware of (though not put off by) the associated risks.
These good practice guidelines have been compiled to help clergy, lay ministers and staff already active on social media (or thinking about it!) fulfil, with confidence, their role as online ambassadors for their local parish, the wider Church and our Christian faith.
Terminology guide for Facebook and Twitter
Thanks go to the Dioceses of Carlisle, Liverpool, and Bath & Wells for their input in
producing these guidelines for Manchester.