Digital Labs blogs

Welcome to the Digital Labs 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.

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  1. Women in a Zoom meeting with three other women

    Zoom accessibility tools


    Accessibility features in Zoom to support your church community online

  2. Embedding video on A Church Near You

    Embedding live and pre-recorded video to your A Church Near You pages


    To support churches with their online activities, new features have been added to the site to make it quick and easy to find and share online services and events.

  3. Creating and administrating a church social media account

    Creating and administrating a church social media account


    Useful guide for anyone creating a new account for a church

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    Highlights from the Digital Labs conference 2021


    Digital Labs conference

  5. My top five What I've learnt about doing church online

    My top five: What I’ve learnt doing church online


    Elliot Swatteridge, curate at​​​​ at St Peter's and St James, Hereford, shares his insights from a year of experimenting with digital in his rural parish, the opportunities and challenges encountered, and a new-found love for filming.

  6. How to turn your video into a podcast

    Turn your video into a podcast


    The popularity of podcasts continues to grow, with people consuming more audio content than ever. Church of England Audio Producer, James, takes us through the steps of turning your video into a podcast.

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    Our Digital Journey: Crofton Parish


    During the past year, churches have been experimenting with technology and software to support their online services.

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    Filming and photography in churches – consent and GDPR


    Sharing services online is an exciting opportunity to reach out, however, should be balanced with continuing to provide a safe and secure environment for all. 

  9. Tips for planning services that work well for children

    Tips for planning an online service which works well for children and young people


    How can we make online activities or services more engaging for children and young people? Take a read of our tips for leading fun online events and services.

  10. Video editing tools

    Easy video editing tools for churches


    There are a range of comprehensive and free video editing tools available to you to help you edit video for services, social media and websites. Here, we have collected a list of video editing software to suit every level of ability.