How are parishes using digital media?

Published: October 24, 2018

Network imageFollowing a research audit of the various church digital presences across the Diocese of Gloucester, we can now offer some insights into how different groups are using various platforms.

One of the outcomes is that we now link from the Diocesan website to every parish ~ click here. (If your parish isn’t listed or the URL needs updating, please let us know)

The audit tells us that there’s lots going on and plenty to be inspired by; and as you’d expect it’s also a very mixed bag! The few graphs below illustrate some trends towards usage. We’re collectively strong on the proportion of parishes with websites, and are tending towards healthy use of community Facebook pages as well, with other social platforms substantially lower down the list of priorities.

Take it further:

List of all church/parish websites
How to develop your church website
Social Media ~ guidelines and resources
Simple ways to benefit from the CofE’s 2018 Christmas Campaign
Don’t miss a trick: Ensure your parish is up to date on ACNY
Updating your site: Diocesan branding and Life logos are here

Take a peek:

We’ll feature a different parish/church in each month’s diocesan emailing. This month, take a look at how St Philip and St James, Leckhampton are using Facebook. Their website is well worth a look, too.

 

In numbers: Digital media usage in each Deanery

As a percentage: average digital media usage across the Diocese

Percent digital media usage diocese

Digital media usage in each Deanery

Deanery

 

Take it further:

List of all church/parish websites (If your parish isn’t listed or the URL needs updating, please let us know)
How to develop your church website
Social Media ~ guidelines and resources
Simple ways to benefit from the CofE’s 2018 Christmas Campaign
Don’t miss a trick: Ensure your parish is up to date on ACNY

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