Communications and branding

These pages are here to help parishes promote their churches by providing advice and guidance on areas such as branding, social media and dealing with the press.

If there is anything missing or you would like to know more, please email the Communications Department on

Filming from your church

A step-by-step overview to what you will need in place to film and share your church services online.

Being an online Church

Links and advice on how you can use online platforms in your church life.

Using social media

This section explains some of the basic rules and behaviours for the use of social media platforms.

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Your parish website

This page outlines some basic advice to consider for your parish website.

Brand guidelines, writing guides and using leaflets

Guideline for using the diocese logo, how to present our visual identity, writing guidelines and considerations when designing a leaflet..

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Press, Media and Interviews

This section gives you some basic advice on how to write an effective press release, contacting the local media and considerations for interviews.

The language you use

Some advice on how to use language to communicate your story clearly.

Choosing photographs

Advice for how to choose the best photograph for a news story.


This section contains guidance on matter of copyright and information on what parishes need to consider.


High Profile Deaths

This page provides some general guidance on what your church might wish to consider when a significant public figures or Royal dies or your church holds a funeral service that might attract wide public or media attention.

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