Not having a website is like being lost in the fog; people may guess we're there but they have little chance of finding us.

A good website should be welcoming, and invite people to come to services and events. Make sure your homepage has a welcome message on it, perhaps from the vicar, and pictures of people from the church. A good homepage will have an invitation to services or events that are coming up – not information about events that have already happened!

A good tip for all communication is to ask a friend or relative who doesn't go to church to read the website. What impression does it give them of your church? Are there words or concepts that could be made simpler to understand?

Available to download below is a photographic policy for taking pictures of children and vulnerable adults for your website.

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

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