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Last updated 28th February 2018

Get your church noticed

In October 2017 Ronnie Semley, the Diocesan Communications Manager for our Diocese was joined by Neil Pugmire, Communications Adviser for Portsmouth Diocese, for the 'Get Your Church Noticed ... ' communications training event at the Diocesan Offices on the edge of Blackburn.

Content of the day was based on the book '100 Ways to Get Your Church Noticed' and the accompanying website.

This was the second course the pair have run and it is now an annual event in the Diocesan calendar.

Our next FREE event communications training event is scheduled to take place later this year, again at the Diocesan offices in Blackburn and is open to people from all our parishes so make sure you book on as soon as the date is announced.

Here are some links to some basic advice from the 'GYCN' website to get you going ...

More help from Ronnie Semley to get you noticed!

WRITING NEWS STORIES/PRESS RELEASES: For advice on writing news stories or press releases; taking pictures and conducting interviews 


A CHURCH NEAR YOU: Are you on the 'A Church Near You' website? Guidance about getting involved.

YOUTUBE VIDEOS: Showing YouTube videos for use in church or at school, or related groups? Some advice ...

Firstly make sure the site owner has set the video for download and showing in public. If you can't copy the url (a url is the online 'address' of the video) then chances are they don't want to have their material downloaded! Check the site carefully, but if in any doubt don't download.

Please note ALL videos on our regularly updated Diocesan YouTube channel ( can be downloaded free for use across the Diocese.

Obviously the quickest way to show a YouTube video is directly from the web but if you don't have wifi available then you will need to download the video to play offline from a laptop.

The Savefromnet website allows you to download videos to your computer for use offline in good quality. 

Copy the url of the video you want from YouTube - usually the quickest way of doing this is to right click on the video and then 'copy video url' from the menu. When you visit this site, in the field at the top of the page where it says 'just insert a link', paste the url you have copied. 

It then shows a image from the video below and a green button next to it. It will automatically go to the best format available for download from what is a free converter. Then click on the green 'download' button and it will bring up a folder page to allow you to save it to your computer.