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'A Church Near You' Champion

by Michael Ford last modified 14 May, 2018 12:40 PM

Seeking a volunteer Champion to help parishes keep their listings up-to-date, on a website receiving three million visits a year. 4 hours per week.

A Church Near You

A Church Near You’ is a national website, updated locally. It is a portal to every Church of England parish and accompanying website – if the parish has set one up. Already receiving over three million unique visits a year, ‘A Church Near You’ is a sizeable Christian web presence and potential window of engagement.

We are seeking a volunteer Champion to follow up with parishes that have not engaged with or recently engaged with A Church Near You, to encourage and help them keep their entries up to date.

Main tasks will include:

  • Getting to know the editing procedures on ‘A Church Near You’
  • Liaising with the ‘A Church Near You’ Researcher* on the latest list of parishes to contact
  • Finding the key contact(s) for each parish via ‘Find a Parish’ or similar
  • Contacting the key people in each case, including the parish webmaster, if any
  • Offering support as required
  • Gathering feedback and quotes to feed into an ongoing campaign promoting the conscious use of ‘A Church Near You’ for mission

The role will involve a commitment of 4 hours per week.

Please contact the Comms Team at Church House in Salisbury if you can help.
Michael or Gerry are available via  or 01722 438652.

* As well as this role, we are also seeking a volunteer Researcher, whose work forms the evidence base for this support.

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