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Keeping a church connected during a time of social distancing

In this series of webinars, we look at different ways your church can use digital communications to keep connected with those who attend your services and events, as well as reaching out and caring for those in your local community.

These webinars are free to attend and will be recorded.

Five ways to keep your church connected

How can digital communications keep a church connected during social distancing?

A live conversation with the Church of England digital team on how to use the different online platforms for free during this time.

Livestream question and answer session

Join us for one hour to learn how your church can stream services, Bible studies and prayer over live video.

Your questions will be answered live during the webinar and this session will be recorded and available to watch again.

Read our blog on how to live stream here.

Select a date to register

Wednesday, 8 April 2pm

Friday, 24 April 10am


Make the most of your A Church Near You page

In this one-hour webinar, we will take you through the steps to making the most of your A Church Near You page, including simple updates to keep your community connected during social distancing.

Last year, A Church Near You received more than 38 million page views, as people were searching for their local church service or event to attend.

We know that more than 80% of A Church Near You visitors are looking at the site for the first time. This is a huge evangelism opportunity for us!


"Thank you for the webinar I have been updating our church site and we are making progress!"


In this webinar, you will spend one-hour learning from the Church of England Digital Team, who will take you through 8 steps for making the most of your page, including:

  • Personalising your home page
  • Adding your events and services, including your Livestream services.
  • How to use the tags, and how these can make your church more visible
  • Creating pages
  • Embedding live videos on your website
  • Managing your inbox
  • How to write for your audience
  • Using A Church Near You as your main church website

At the end of the session, there will be an opportunity to ask questions, which will be answered live.

Q&A with Nona Jones: how to use Facebook to grow communities

Join us for one hour Q&A session, where the Church of England's digital team will be joined by Nona Jones, Facebook’s head of faith-based partnerships. She will be sharing her wisdom on using Facebook to grow and nurture communities.

This is a very special webinar that's not to be missed.

Select a date to register

Friday, 3 April 3pm

Youth and young people: Keeping connected; Christian Cole, Ben Jones (Missional generation), and other guests TBC

How do we keep connected with our young people when we can't meet in person? We asked Ben Jones, Christian Cole and other youth workers to discuss social media best practice, safeguarding online and their best advice for church youth leaders.

In this one-hour webinar, our panellists will answer your questions and inspire you with new ways to build community as we re-imagine how our church works during social distancing.

Ben Jones, Missional Generation
Christian Cole, Youth lead for St Albans Diocese

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Date coming soon

Introduction to Instagram for churches

Are you looking to reach your local community using Instagram in 2020? With more than a billion users it makes sense that churches are thinking about how to build their community using the platform.

But, where do you start? How do you create an account for your church, and what kind of content should you be posting? In this one-hour webinar, the digital team will answer all these questions, and more to help you make a start.

You’ll learn:

  • What is Instagram?
  • How do you create a profile for your Church?
  • What to include in your bio to give the best first impression
  • How and what to post
  • What is the algorithm?
  • How to use Instagram stories

This webinar is ideal for those who are new to the platform.

Select a date to register

Thursday, 23 April 2pm

Thursday, 21 May 12pm

Facebook pages for churches

Facebook is still the most popular social media network, and with more than 2.4 billion monthly active users (Facebook, 2019), it’s easy to see why churches are prioritising the platform.

But, with so many other pages competing for attention, how can we cut through the noise to reach our community? In this webinar, we’ll look at how you can create a welcoming Facebook page for your church, post valuable updates, measure your success and more.

Attend this webinar to learn:

  • Making the right first impression on Facebook
  • Posting content, scheduling, and ideas for posts
  • How the algorithm works
  • Measuring your success

Select a date to register

Monday, 6 April 2pm

Thursday, 23 April 12pm

Tuesday, 12 May 12pm