Communications training

In 2021 the Communications Team will be running a number of online training events to support the work of our parishes. Further details can be found below and additional dates will be released soon.

To book a place on to any of the training or Digital Surgery sessions below, please send an email to [at] stating the title of the session, your name and church/parish.


Digital Skills Training for Church 

Building a Wordpress website

Tuesday, September 14 from 7pm - 9pm

Together we will learn how to design and create a Wordpress website for a church. This session is for any church or parish wanting to build their own website simply and cheaply, but may not already have the know how. There is no need for pre-website building experience.

Online giving, all you need to know in one hour

Tuesday, September 28 from 7pm - 8.30pm

Are you bewildered by the online giving choices? Do you have online giving and it doesn’t seem to attract donations? Do you need ideas for promoting your online giving page? Join us at this hour long webinar. We will show you how to get online giving, and where and how to publicise it afterwards.

Advanced social media

Thursday, October 21 from 7pm - 9pm

In this session on social media, we will explore how platforms such as Facebook and Instagram can be used to support the churches mission. This training is for anyone involved in managing a social media platform for a church. Topics covered will include: creating missional content, a social media strategy, latest trends and features.


Digital Surgeries

Our Digital and Social Media Officer, Richard Earnshaw, is available to churches and parishes wishing to discuss a digital platform on a one to one basis. For example, this time could be used to review a social media account, with Richard offering tips and suggestions on how to make the most of your churches Facebook page or Instagram. Other areas, such as a Church Near You, creating video content and live streaming may also be discussed. 

To book a Digital Surgery, please send an email to [at] stating your name, church/parish and what area of digital church you would like to explore.Someone will then be back in touch to arrange a suitable time.


Recorded Training

Creating Video for Church

An online course for those wanting to learn how to get started with creating videos for their church. Topics covered on this course include:

  • Video equipment 
  • Framing and composition 
  • Lighting and sound 
  • What should we film?

Social Media for Beginners

An online course exploring how to set up a church account on Facebook and Instagram. Some of the basic features of Facebook and Instagram are included, along with what type of content you could share as a church.

Social Media for Intermediates

Following on from the Social Media for Beginners session, some of the more advanced features for Facebook and Instagram are explored. Together we see how social media insights, a marketing plan and the use of language can improve how we use social media for church.

Doing Church Digitally

A question and answer session that took place over Zoom. A panel of digital enthusiasts, along with others from across the diocese, gathered to discuss how church can be done digitally. Topics covered included:

  • Zoom
  • live streaming
  • websites
  • social media.

Practical tips for video presentation

The Revd Canon Robin Gamble, Bishop's Advisor for Church Growth, shared his top tips for presenting well on video. This was then followed by a question and answers session where attendees had the opportunity to respond to what Robin said. 

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