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A Church Near You: preparing for Easter

First published on: 7th March 2024

Now is the perfect time to add your Lent and Easter services and events to your church and benefice sites on Every church in the Church of England has a profile on the ‘A Church Near You’ website and it is so important that every church’s entry is kept up-to-date.

To help people find a local church, the Church of England directs all links from their social media channels to this website. In fact, 80 percent of people who come to are first-time visitors, so there is a huge opportunity to use the site to encourage newcomers to attend your church.

Traffic on peaks (second only to Christmas) in the period from Maundy Thursday to Easter Sunday - this article explains how to make the most of this time.

As we prepare for Holy Week, please ensure that all of your services and events are listed on your A Church Near You site. This is important even if you have a separate website. If they are not listed, there is a risk that anyone who is curious about attending church will not be able to see your service times, so you could miss out on potential opportunities for growth.

A Church Near You comes with a variety of other features that you can use to promote your church, including a way of adding news articles, promoting events, linking with your online donations function and adding important statements such as safeguarding notices. It’s easy to use and there’s plenty of help available. You will also receive messages on a Church Near You, so it's essential that you monitor this inbox.

If you need any assistance or are struggling with access, please get in touch with us.

Online training is available here and more information about A Church Near You is available here:

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