A Church Near You (ACNY) is a ‘church finder’ tool; every C of E church including yours automatically has a site within it already. It’s a portal to your own website, or it can actually be your church website, for no charge.

ACNY includes:

  • Event listings – regular and one-offs, plus seasonal (eg Christmas services)
  • News and notices
  • ‘Find us’ page including map link
  • ‘Contact us’ form – delivers email to address of your choice
  • Add your own custom pages as required
  • Editors also get access to ‘Resource Hub’ of resources and templates
  • C of E Easter and Christmas campaigns help to drive traffic to your ACNY site – so especially important to list events at these times of year, even if not using ACNY as the church’s main website.

ACNY had 77 million page views in 2021 - 80% visitors are there for the first time; the most common use of contact form is ‘cold contact’ from people enquiring about weddings, baptisms and funerals.

When you list your Advent and Christmas services and events on ACNY, you’ll be linking them to the Church of England’s national campaigns – if you wish, you can get hold of campaign resources for your church including devotional materials, prayer resources, and help with publicity so that you can link your events and services to the national campaign.