The work of the Digital Team at Church House is part of Renewal & Reform – helping us become a growing Church for all people and for all places.
The Digital Team is based in the Communications department and is also part of the recently established Evangelism & Discipleship team. It works particularly closely with Church House Publishing on a range of initiatives. This integrated approach enables the Digital Team to maximise output with colleagues across the organisation.The four key areas of work focused on are:
- Sharing the good work of churches
- Developing campaigns at key moments in the Christian year such as Lent, Advent and Christmas.
These are underpinned by the Church having a strong and growing social media presence, transformed national websites and using technologies such as voice and apps to help meet people where they are at with their faith.
The first triennium of funding ran from 2017 to 2019 and the second triennium of funding running from 2020 to 2022 has been secured.
Find out more about the digital team below:
Adrian joined in October 2016 as the Church’s first Head of Digital, tasked with building a team and identifying strategic opportunities to use social media and the web to engage both churchgoers and those exploring Christianity. In the first three years, the national digital presence has been overhauled and the work recognised with a big uplift in engagement and winning 15 national awards.
Amaris Cole is the Church of England's Senior Digital Communications Manager, responsible for implementing digital evangelism, discipleship and communications strategies. She delivers a range of digital projects, including video and audio production, social media and AChurchNearYou.com.
Ben is the Church of England’s Web and Insights Manager and manages the national web platforms for the Church of England and Archbishops of Canterbury and York. He oversees the marketing and insights database for the national church. He also works alongside Church House Publishing to deliver app and web service solutions across departments.
With over 15 years of experience creating a broad range of content internationally as a filmmaker, photographer and virtual reality specialist. Always exploring new avenues to create engaging content, keeping track of technological trends and a keen developer of narrative ideas, from script to screen. Random interesting facts: I was born and raised in France and prior to filmmaking, I studied Archaeology with emphasis on the ancient near east.
Sam looks after content production in the digital team creating videos, graphics and other design work in order to help support campaigns and online output.
As the Church of England's Audio Producer, James is responsible for expanding the Church's audio output, including the production of podcasts, daily services and online resources. He also works alongside Church House Publishing, producing audio for mobile applications and other digital outputs such as audiobooks.
In her role as the Church of England’s Church Digital Champion, Liz implements a wide range of resources for churches, including training days, weekly blogs, and newsletters, to equip churches to reach their communities using digital.
As the Church of England’s Social Media Officer, Iso is responsible for the national social media channels, working to promote evangelism, discipleship and the common good in the digital world.
As the Church of England’s Web and Analytics Officer, Jenny’s responsibilities consist of maintaining and improving the Church of England website for its users. Additionally, she produces regular performance reports and provides support with both app and email communications.
As the Church of England's Digital Officer for A Church Near You, Alex makes sure help centre content is kept up to date, helps with training, and resolves user queries. Alex is ordained in the Church of England and is Curate of St Giles, Cripplegate, in the City of London. Alex has a background of working in creative services and more recently church management technology.
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