Labs Learning

Welcome to Labs Learning. 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.

Labs Learning 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.

  1. Promoting your service or event on social media – before, during and after


    A clear and simple approach to social media can go a long way to building anticipation and excitement for your service or event and reach more people with an invitation to come along. 

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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?


    A Church Near You is a key resource for the Church of England and is at the heart of major campaigns, such as Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter. We survey our 14,000 A Church Near You editors annually and are thrilled with this year’s results.

  3. Making the most of Instagram Stories


    BLOG / Find out how you can use the Instagram story feature as part of your church communication strategy.

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    Looking after your church’s social media and websites? Here's what you need to know


    BLOG / A list of some of the most important things to get you started on social media.

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    Take great photos at church this Christmas


    BLOG / Read our five tips for taking photography in church this Christmas 

  6. How Wanstead Parish embraced digital and reached more people in their community


    BLOG / Read how Wanstead Parish have improved their digital output to reach more people online.

  7. How your church can use Twitter more effectively


    BLOG / Read our simple suggestions to create more engaging content and a more polished experience for your followers.

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    Ten top tips when writing for the web


    BLOG / Learn about what to think about when writing new content for your website or social media channels, including language and layout. 

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    Understanding Facebook Insights


    BLOG / Get to grips with the analytics Facebook provides for page management

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    A checklist for setting up social media accounts


    BLOG / Read up on the basics for setting up social media accounts for your church or individually