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A Church Near You

by Michael Ford last modified 14 May, 2018 11:53 AM

A national website that lists all our parishes and gets 13 million views a year. A new version was launched in November 2017.

A Church Near You

Updated Listing Seeking Volunteers!

We seek two volunteers to help parishes keep their listings up to date. The Researcher will check which parishes are not up-to-date; the Champion will offer assistance to parishes and garner feedback. Each role is four hours per week. Click here for the Researcher’s role, or here for the Champion’s.

The new version of A Church Near You

Exciting changes are coming to the popular website, including the opportunity for parishes to create their own free, bespoke websites. More on this in the summer!

Thousands of users have already provided thoughts on how the site could be improved to ensure that seekers easily find a local church, weekly and seasonal services, events, and useful information. There is a new look and feel, with a significantly improved mobile experience.

Updated Listing There is now an agency to handle queries. Click here to get in touch.

Tips for parish editors

  1. Ensure the information listed about your church is correct. Simply find your page and log in: your existing username and password, have been carried over. If you have forgotten your password, you can reset it.
  2. Check your data for any mistakes. If you spot anything wrong that you can’t edit, report the issue by going to 'More information' and clicking the ‘Report an issue’ button.
  3. There are new features: for events, services and facilities.
  4. Add your services and events. If you have already done so, update yours with the new tags. There are instructions in the FAQs. You can even add events that take place in different locations.
  5. Check your profile picture and cover photo. The profile picture you supplied for your church on the previous version has been moved over. If you did not previously have an image, we have used one supplied by Google Maps. You now have the option to upload a cover picture, which is a perfect opportunity to feature photos of your congregation. Try using a photo taken inside your church during a busy service, or a group photo.
  6. If you have a question, please go to the FAQs page and follow the instructions.
  7. The odd bug may have crept into the system, as with any new website. Do flag them!

What’s coming in 2018?

The CofE Digital Team will continue to develop A Church Near You, to make it simpler for editors to make changes and to improve the experience of the thousands of people who are searching for a Church of England church. All of these developments will be based on your feedback.

Updated Listing Contact the Help Centre if you have any comments or questions about the new A Church Near You.

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