Labs Learning blog

Welcome to the Labs Learning blog. Here you'll find resources and advice on design, photography, social media strategy and more. Aimed specifically at those running social and web projects in churches.

The Labs Learning blog also includes our social media training programme which looks at how to use Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, dealing with negativity online, advertising, making the most of A Church Near You and learning about language and audiences for websites and social. If you’re interested in being trained in social media, please contact your diocesan office.

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    Using A Church Near You during physical distancing

    30/04/2020

    In these unprecedented times, we've been inspired by how churches have continued to serve their communities. To support this, we have launched new resources on A Church Near You (ACNY) that will help parts of your church life continue during this period of physical distancing.

  2. What's new on A Church Near You

    Welcoming people into your worshipping community with A Church Near You

    09/04/2020

    How do you make the right first impression with your welcome message?

  3. Mossley Parish church star

    #FollowTheStar and our church

    13/12/2019

    Mossley Parish shares how the Christmas campaign has helped them to welcome more people in this year.

  4. Tutorial how to add tags to your services and events

    Tutorial: How to add tags to your services and events on A Church Near You

    11/12/2019

    Find out how to add tags to your services and events on A Church Near You

  5. Generate personalised videos for your church for free this Christmas

    10/12/2019

    Introducing the video generator tool on A Church Near You. Discover how to personalise national Church of England videos with the name of your church and invite people to join you this Christmas. 

  6. Follow the Star on a Church Near You

    #FollowTheStar on A Church Near You: how to welcome more people into your church this Advent and Christmas

    19/11/2019

    Use A Church Near You (ACNY) this Advent and Christmas to encourage more people into your church. 

  7. What's new on A Church Near You

    What’s new on A Church Near You?

    03/07/2019

    This July, a series of new features launched on A Church Near You. Read all about the new features here.

  8. The Point church website displayed on an iPad.

    Five pages your church website should have

    03/05/2019

    Thinking about building a new website or updating an existing one? Here are five pages your church website should have.

  9. screenshot of A Church Near You homepage

    Five things editors forget on ACNY

    01/03/2019

    A Church Near You offers a unique evangelism opportunity for Church of England churches but how can you make the most of the site?  

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    More than 80 per cent of A Church Near You editors would recommend the site. How can your church make the most of it?

    01/02/2019

    We survey our 14,000 A Church Near You editors annually and are thrilled with this year’s results.