Communications training

A new program of training events to support the work of our parishes digitally will be run by the Communications Team in 2023. Details of our up and coming training for the next academic year will be published on this page in due course.

To book a place on to any of the training or Digital Surgery sessions, please send an email to stating the title of the session, your name and church/parish.

Digital Surgeries

Our Digital and Social Media Officer, Richard Earnshaw, is available to churches and parishes wishing to discuss a digital platform on a one to one basis. For example, this time could be used to review a social media account, with Richard offering tips and suggestions on how to make the most of your churches Facebook page or Instagram. Other areas, such as a Church Near You, creating video content and live streaming may also be discussed. 

To book, please send an email to stating your name, church/parish and what area of digital church you would like to explore.Someone will then be back in touch to arrange a suitable time.

Recorded Training

Creating Video for Church

An online course for those wanting to learn how to get started with creating videos for their church. Topics covered on this course include:

  • Video equipment 
  • Framing and composition 
  • Lighting and sound 
  • What should we film?

Social Media for Beginners

An online course exploring how to set up a church account on Facebook and Instagram. Some of the basic features of Facebook and Instagram are included, along with what type of content you could share as a church.

Social Media for Intermediates

Following on from the Social Media for Beginners session, some of the more advanced features for Facebook and Instagram are explored. Together we see how social media insights, a marketing plan and the use of language can improve how we use social media for church.

Doing Church Digitally

A question and answer session that took place over Zoom. A panel of digital enthusiasts, along with others from across the diocese, gathered to discuss how church can be done digitally. Topics covered included:

  • Zoom
  • live streaming
  • websites
  • social media

Practical tips for video presentation

The Revd Canon Robin Gamble, Bishop's Advisor for Church Growth, shared his top tips for presenting well on video. This was then followed by a question and answers session where attendees had the opportunity to respond to what Robin said. 

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