A Church Near You
A Church Near You is a national Church of England site containing information about parish churches and the services and events that take place there.
This free online resource is a great help to visitors, as it can provide accurate up-to-date information about churches they may want to visit.
The information given can help people find out which parish they live in (this is useful for weddings, funerals and general church-going), their nearest church, details of any events and contact details.
It is the responsibility of a designated parish member to maintain the information for their church; this site is not managed centrally.
Many parishes that use A Church Near You have noticed an increase in visitor numbers. The information added is beneficial for other sites too, including the Church of England website, diocesan websites and mobile apps such as the MyCoE iphone app.
To date 16,000 Church of England churches registered have listed a total of 53,000 services and events. There are 266,000 unique visits per month, showing that the site is a valuable and useful tool. 5000 messages are sent to churches via the website each month.
It is important that the information on A Church Near You is up-to-date, so that potential new visitors can find and contact you.
Once you have registered, you can add as many churches as you like to your control panel. You will be able to add events, photos and any relevant information to your parish and update as required. At present, it is only possible for one person to act as editor for their parish.
For more information, or to become the designated editor for your parish please visit the website: www.achurchnearyou.com