Fresh media skills taught in Leeds

The Church of England’s digital communications team is coming to Church House, Leeds, as part of a national campaign to train folk from 500 parishes before July Synod.

The team has already trained more than 200 parishes in social media and writing for the web and are delighted that some 40 representatives from across the diocese will be at the event on Thursday, February 15.

The scheme is in line with the Church of England’s Renewal and Reform strategy and the practical course takes people through the basics of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, explains how to share content and also the importance of analytics and paid promotions.

"Learning to write for the web is crucial to making websites and social media content engaging and helpful for users," said Amaris Cole, the CoE's Digital Content and Commmunications Manager.

"This course is church-specific, and was created for those who may feel they need some help in producing exciting copy.

"We’re delighted that the feedback from the lay and ordained people who have attended so far has been overwhelmingly positive, with more than 70 per cent reporting that they feel more positive about digital, and more than half – again, more than 70 per cent at many dioceses – feeling excited to try out the new skills they had learnt."

The upcoming course is already fully subscribed, but for other digital communications training, please contact the diocesan Communications Team.


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