Everything you need to know about the Church Organiser


The Church Organiser has tools to help your church and is fully funded for all churches within The Church of England.

What is The Church Organiser?  

The Church Organiser is an online software to help you with your church administration.  

The Church Organiser incorporates the Life Events Diary, which helps you manage Weddings, Baptisms, Funerals and Banns. The Church Organiser also offers Ticketing and Room Booking functions. 

It is funded by the Church of England, making it completely free for Church of England churches to use. It is built by the team behind iKnow Church and is the Church of England’s recommended product for church administration and management software.   

The Life Events Diary 

The Life Events Diary streamlines administration for baptisms, weddings, banns and funerals. With automated reminders, online enquiry forms and digital production of the Marriage Registration Document, the Life Events Diary covers all bases for church administration.  


Features include: 

  • Dedicated online enquiry forms for all your Life Events 

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  • Keep those involved up-to-date with automated reminders 

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  •  Never forget a date with scheduled prompts for follow-ups and anniversaries 

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  • Invoice and take payments for your Weddings and Funerals 
  • Digitally produce the Marriage Document  
  • Generate your Statistics for the amount of Life Events month on month, and year on year 


Room Booking 

This functionality gives you the ability to manage all the different rooms and spaces at your church easily and effectively by allowing bookings. Whether you have one church hall or you hire out a large number of rooms professionally, you can collect important information and take payment for these bookings.  


Features include: 

  • Online booking and enquiry forms 
  • Set up as many different rooms over as many different churches as you might need 
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  • Add optional extras to rooms, such as catering, heating and electronics  

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  • See room availability online, before an enquiry is made 
  • Take payment for bookings online 
  • Allow donations to be made on top of a room booking 
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Events & Ticketing 

Recently many churches have been looking for an alternative for Eventbrite and the reason for this is because Eventbrite recently announced changes to their pricing structure. Events with over 25 attendees will no longer be free to publish on Eventbrite. Before this pricing update, it was free to list events on the platform. But now, you’ll still have to pay the organiser fee, regardless of whether or not your tickets are free or paid. 

With The Church Organiser, you can create free or paid for tickets to church events, so you can record attendance and collect important information. You can also keep in touch with your attendees after the event. 


Features include: 

  • Unlimited events 
  • Fully customisable event registration 
  • Free or paid tickets 
  • Online ticket booking page, or options for church staff to manually book 
  • Weekly payouts from sold tickets straight into your church's bank account 
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To sign up for an account, visit The Church Organiser website.  

If you are using The Church Organiser, you can integrate your AChurchNearYou.com site seamlessly, reducing the need to enter information twice, saving you time and keeping you organised. There are two integrations between The Church Organiser and AChurchNearYou.com: the Life Events Diary integration and the Room Bookings integration.   

Information on how The Church Organiser and AChurchNearYou.com work together can be found here

- Alessi Burnham, Digital Officer