In all our communications, we want to share news of God at work and support the vision of the Diocese.
We help churches, groups and other people across the Diocese with everything from crisis media relations and press releases to social media, website and leaflet advice. We can offer communications training, media training and come and talk to churches and deaneries.
We encourage parishes to give their communications the maximum effectiveness their resources permit. At its simplest, every parish should ensure its A Church Near You page is up to date. This website is scoured by search engines and links directly into the diocesan website. It is the most common source of information about churches for visitors and newcomers. To amend data at ACNY you need to register and then Login to amend your entry.
We respond to enquiries from the media for the Diocese and on behalf of parishes. If you have a media enquiry: call the Director of Communications, Pete Bate: email, tel: 01543 306292 or, if urgent, 07754 785865.
We manage Diocesan communications channels including this website, our social media and various internal communications tools.
Pete became diocesan Director of Communications in autumn 2016.
After a stint with the Express and Star newspaper based in Lichfield, Pete spent ten years in the Staffordshire Police press office and three years with the Staffordshire Police & Crime Commissioner.
Simon joined the diocese in 2012 after career as a sound recordist in broadcasting and corporate video production.
Tamar joined the team as Online Enabler in 2017 with a brief to help churches make better use of social media and websites. She currently works one day a week for the Diocese. Find out more about her role here. Please email her to get in touch!