Diocese of Manchester

    Follow the Star 2019

    Building on the very positive feedback and excellent local church engagement in #FollowTheStar last year, the Church of England Advent campaign is back for 2019. Your church is invited to join the campaign to encourage people to come and share your Christmas services and celebrations, and journey with you through to Epiphany.

    There are lots of great resources to help you.

    1. Update your church page on A Church Near You so that people searching for a Christmas service online can find yoursACNY receives more than 12 million page views each year and 81% of people who come to the site are first time visitors, so there is a huge opportunity to use the site to encourage local church attendance.
    2. Order #FollowTheStar: 12 Days of Christmas Wonder booklet or leaflet.
    3. Download posters, logos and resources to publicise your events and services. Why not put some posters around town to publicise your special services?
    4. Become a ‘star church’ by displaying a prominent star. The bigger and more visible the better. Don’t forget to tag that your church has a large star displayed on A Church Near You and share a photo of it on social media using #FollowTheStar.
    5. Share the CofE’s Christmas videos and social media posts through your social media accounts.

    For more details of all the resources and to order online, visit www.churchofengland.org/christmas

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The Church of England Diocese of Manchester,
Church House,
90 Deansgate,
Manchester M3 2GH

Manchester DBF Company number 149999, Charity number 249424
Telephone: 0161 828 1400