If your churches do not have a presence online, people cannot interact with them online. And people are spending more and more time online. Not having a website or a Facebook page is like not having a church building in a town: people cannot come to us if we’re not there.

However, there’s still a lot of uncertainty around social media – should churches use social media? How should they do it? What spaces should they use? The guidelines available to download below are not designed to be comprehensive instructions on how to use social media, but as points to consider when communicating in these spaces. Also available to download below is a photographic policy for taking pictures of children and vulnerable adults for your social media page.

If you need any advice or help, please contact the Diocesan Communications Manager on 01904 699530 or comms@yorkdiocese.org.