The Digital Team at Church House works to support teams across the Church and promotes priorities such as Vision and Strategy.
The Digital Team is based in the Communications 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 Digital Team has won more than 30 awards from prestigious industry events such as the Digital Impact Awards, CorpComms Awards, Corporate Content Awards and more. These successes celebrate all that dioceses and churches do to engage with websites and social media throughout the year.
'In House Team of the Year' has now been awarded to the Church of England's Digital Team twice.
Meet the digital team
Amaris Cole is the Head of Digital for the Church of England's, identifying strategic opportunities to use social media, the web and digital to engage both churchgoers and those exploring Christianity across the Church of England.
Rachel 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.
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Joe is responsible for product development of a number of websites and apps including the Church of England, Archbishop of Canterbury, and Archbishop of York, working closely with colleagues across the national office at Westminster, Lambeth Palace and Bishopthorpe Palace to deliver the core priorities of the digital team.
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.
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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.
Sam 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 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.
Responsible for developing and delivering training programmes for Digital Labs. These are presented in various ways such as workshops with dioceses and ordinands. In addition, Ruvimbo manages the content development and delivery across our different Digital Labs touch-points which include webinars, on-demand training via YouTube, newsletter and more.
Interesting fact: Ruvimbo is currently doing a part -time MA in ecumenical studies.
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Some of the team's work
Training and more coming to you
The Digital Labs initiative helps churches with their online presence
Smart speaker apps
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