A guidebook to good communications

The Communications Department has produced a guidebook called Messages, which helps parishes communicate with their church congregation, wider community and internal church teams more effectively. The guidebook, along with the wide range of supporting resources, have been produced so that individuals or church teams of any size can use the materials.

Messages and the supporting resources can be found below. Hard copies of Messages are available free and we would recommend you order them, rather than having to print off your own copy.

If you would like any further information about the guidebook or the resources, please contact the Communication Department. You will also find more communication resources on the News page of this website. Please do contact the Communication Department if you would like any further support, guidance or advice on any form of communication.

How to write a Press Release

‘Messages’ – helping you to communicate more effectively
‘Messages’ presentation from Churchwardens’ Workshop, November 2011: PDF version

‘Messages’ – helping you to communicate more effectively
‘Messages’ presentation from Churchwardens’ Workshop, November 2011. PowerPoint 2003 version

Messages pdf

Church questionnaire
Listen section resource: Church questionnaire

Community profile resource 
Listen section resource: Community profile resource

Community questionnaire
Listen section resource: Community questionnaire

Forming communication priorities
Reflect section resource: Forming communication priorities

Participation and contact questions
Reflect section resource: Participation and contact questions

How to…ensure you are providing the best welcome at your church
The Church is called to be a community of hospitality, responding generously to the welcome God gives to us in Jesus Christ. Open to all is an audit, which has been produced to help churches develop their ministry and mission through reviewing the welcome they provide. Please click on the link to download the audit