Diocese of Portsmouth

Communications advice

Need advice on how to communicate effectively with those in your congregation - and those in the wider world?

Our diocesan communications adviser, Neil Pugmire, can give your parish a full-scale communications audit - looking at everything you do from pew sheets to websites, from church noticeboards to parish magazines. Or he can give you specific advice about any one of those communications issues.

It involves him visiting your church as an outsider, examining church literature and visual displays, and making recommendations on all aspects of church communication. The service is free and aims to be comprehensive.

Some of the tips that Neil has been giving to parishes in our diocese – and some of the good practice that already exists in our parishes – is featured in a book he has written based on his diocesan work.

100 Ways To Get Your Church Noticed was updated and republished in November 2014. There’s also an accompanying website here, which incorporates some of the good ideas from our diocese.

So if you struggle to get your congregation to absorb vital information, or want to give your church a higher profile in your community, or are fed up with people complaining they didn’t know about your church’s event, do contact him on 023 9289 9673 (Monday to Thursday) or via email here for details.