Communications and Engagement

LIFE is about sharing our stories in new and different ways so people will know the transforming Gospel of Jesus Christ.

The Communications and Engagement department supports our vision by producing publications, providing content – word, photos and video and resources for parish life. We also offer training and we work with the media to tell our stories.

Share your stories

What’s going on in your area? We want to share more about the interesting, unusual and exciting things going on in your part of the Diocese.
Send your story in via email
Alternatively, you can fill out this simple form

Publications: The Messenger

A themed publication for parish and village magazines.

October A5 Messenger

October A4 Messenger

October Messenger Word

Send your stories and events  to

Publications: The Bulletin

The Bulletin is a monthly round up of the key stories and information. It comes out at the beginning of each month.
Example: May 2018’s Bulletin
View the latest editions →

We are available to advise and support you on all media queries and communication, whether you have a local story that you would like to promote or need help in dealing with a journalist’s request.

We can assist you to manage any potential or current media issues. We can advise you most effectively if we are involved in the situation from an early stage, so please contact us as early as possible. If you receive a call from a journalist that you do not feel comfortable dealing with take the journalist’s contact details, the nature of their query and the deadline that they are writing to and get in touch with us so we can respond to them directly. If it’s out of hours call the on call mobile 07811 174125

Social Media training

Our series of free courses has now been completed. Watch this space for upcoming training session in and around the diocese.

Download the Social Media training slides HERE
All events tagged ‘Socialmediatraining’
To find out more please contact


Other training

We recommend the regular communications training courses offered by Church House Westminster. We also provide in house training for the development and best use of websites and social media (see above) and provide what we call a ‘comms surgery’ where people can either drop in to see us or call about any issues they have around communications.

Branding: logos and style guides

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