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Scared of social media? New training programme can help

Churches looking to get into social media, to work more closely with their local media, considering a stand at a wedding show, or wanting to improve  personal communication skills will be keen to study the latest communications training website from the Archbishops' Council's Communications Office.

All these subjects are among new courses on offer and bookable online at www.churchcommstraining.org. The programme, put together following feedback from across the Church, is specially developed to help churches use a range of tools to speak to their communities.

Peter Crumpler, Director of Communications for the Archbishops' Council, says: " I hear many stories of how  the Church is serving communities at local, regional and national levels, and it's really important that these stories are told and heard. This programme will help give clergy, staff and volunteers the skills and confidence to make that happen."

The Communications Training programme has been growing for many years. This new programme is the most comprehensive to date, with five streams of church-specific training on offer: broadcast media; presentation skills; church communications; print communications; and web and new media.