Welcome and Belonging Resources

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Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it. (Hebrews 13:2)

Part of the bank of parish support resources in response to Mission Action Planning (MAP) process.

In From Anecdote to Evidence many churches attribute growth to a welcoming atmosphere. (p13)


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Welcoming Workshop

A Parish Support Team workshop on welcoming in the church covering topics such as the Theology of Welcome, Welcome Packs, Welcoming Children and young people and information about the CofE Everybody Welcome course.

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Website help

Though the questions in the MAP Tool do not refer specifically to church websites, part of our welcome now must relate to our presence in cyberspace. People looking for a church may well begin their search online. Do you have a website? Is it up-to-date? If you don't have a website you should at least ensure that you have an accurate and uptodate entry on the 'achurchnearyou' website as this will be the first place many people will go when searching for your church. Some churches have found Facebook to be an effective way of communicating with people and extending the church fringe. If you would like advice or help, please contact the Diocesan Communications Manager

Guidance on creating a website

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Contact Lucy Nunn or telephone 01709 309135.

Other Resources

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Everybody Welcome Course

Everybody Welcome is the complete course to transform your church by improving your approach to newcomers i...

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Everybody's Welcome Resources

Lots of great resources to create a welcoming church and parish

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First Impressions Count

Welcome and Invitation - a 4-part video series with manuals to help church welcome people

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Season of Invitation

A national Back to Church Sunday team initiative - the Parish Support Team hosted three 2-hour events in Do...

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Child Friendly Church

By applying for, and achieving Child Friendly status your church displays to your community that ministry f...

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Using Images of Children

Guidance on the use of images of children for church communications such as w...

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