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Last updated 7th September 2022

SUBSCRIBE to our ebulletins, including Parish Update

Our ebulletins and how to subscribe if you don't receive them

There are several ebulletins produced at the Diocesan Offices for sending to parishes, with varying frequencies.

All ebulletins are overseen by Ronnie Semley, Diocesan Communications Manager who provides advice and guidance; although specific teams manage their own content for ebulletins other than Parish Update.

Parish Update is coordinated in entirety by Ronnie and goes to all clergy and parish officeholders. It appears every two weeks. 

The others are quarterly and contain important information intended for very specific audiences (like ‘Safeguarding Matters’ which is sent to Clergy and Parish Safeguarding Officers only).

All the current ebulletins have been redesigned and refreshed to ensure consistency; creating a 'family' of ebulletins which are all clearly from and about the work of the Diocese.

All are sent from the 'Mailchimp' ebulletin platform and also come from the same Mailchimp account which also allows for better management of all the information we circulate as well as the data that we manage.

The current roster of e-bulletins we have are ...

  • For all clergy and all parish officerholders:
    • Parish Update; appears every two weeks
  • ... and for bespoke audiences there are the following:
    • Safeguarding Matters: quarterly, for Clergy and Parish Safeguarding Officers
    • Money Matters: quarterly, for Clergy and Treasurers
    • Lay Ministry News: quarterly

If you are on our Diocesan Contact Management System (CMS) you will receive the ebulletins above according to need.

If you don't receive an e-bulletin but want to get it, you can sign up to any of our email bulletins here

You can unsubscribe if you choose to, but we will only send information that is relevant to you and your parish so

We will also dynamically adjust schedules as required. Further evaluation will continue to take place through general feedback (email communicate@blackburn.anglican.org with your thoughts/ideas) and we will also use analytics data available to us through Mailchimp to develop them further in whatever way is needed.

If you have received an ebulletin you think isn't relevant to you can use the 'unsubscribe link' at the bottom of every ebulletin. Please think carefully first however, as you may be declining the opportunity to receive information and resources helpful to your parish in the future as well as the edition you are reading. 

If you are not receiving an ebulletin but you want to receive it and you know you are subscribed, it is possible the ebulletin has ended up in your junk folder; so please check that first. If you find it in your junk email folder, mark it as 'not junk'. Crucially you need to do this while the email is still actually in the junk folder (not after you have moved it to your inbox).

This is usually done by right clicking on the email and going to 'mark as not junk'. Next time an ebulletin is sent it should then automatically appear in your inbox. 

If you are not receiving an ebulletin you think should be getting then the link above will allow you to subscribe. 




Ronnie Semley, October 2021; updated August 2022