Parishes Jubilee celebrations highlighted on new website
A new website launched yesterday (23rd April) offers Church of England churches the opportunity to highlight the wide range of community and parish events being organised for the Queen’s Jubilee.
www.jubileenearyou.com will showcase the diversity of events planned for the Diamond Jubilee weekend at the beginning of June.
Linking from 'A Church Near You'
Building on the success of a similar website the Church of England ran at Christmas, any one of its 16,000 churches can add details of celebration events to the existing website www.achurchnearyou.org. Suitable tagged these entries are automatically migrated to the jubilee site.
This means that whoever looks after the A Church Near You website for your parish need to make sure they add their Jubilee events so they automatically transfer to this new site, reaching a wider audience.
It's also a good opportunity for churches to make sure their A Church Near You details are up to date. Please contact Sam Setchell if you have any problems doing this.
21,000 visits last Christmas
"Jubileenearyou.com builds on the popularity of a similar Christmas site which received 21,000 visits during December," says Nick Clarke, from the Church House Communications Office. "The new site offers anyone details of the nearest Jubilee celebrations to them."
Parishes throughout England will either be running their own events or supporting other community events including the Big Lunch celebrations.
Find out more about what your church could do on our Mission 2012 pages