First impressions count!

More people will walk past your church noticeboard during the week than will come in the church on Sunday.

If you were new to faith or to the area, what would draw you into church?

What are the key features that make your church community unique?

Church is all about people, but all people are visually stimulated so make sure your notice boards are kept up to date and still reflect who you are on the inside.


  • Focus on the welcome
  • Use a friendly tone
  • Keep it simple - not too much text
  • Clear text and images
  • Be bold - don't be afraid to get creative
  • Keep up to date with the seasons (of the year and the church calendar)
  • Don't just use Microsoft Word.

There are loads of great resources online that can help you create contemporary and professional looking notices and posters and it's easier than you think!

If you need any advice or help, please contact the Diocesan Communications Team on 01904 699530 or