UPDATING YOUR ACHURCHNEARYOU ACCOUNT
To update your own contact details on your AChurchNearYou account please go to www.achurchnearyou.com and click Login on the top right hand side.
Once you're logged in please click My Account, again on the top right hand side. From this page you can then make changes to your email address and name, please click Save when you've finished updating.
If you wish to change your password please click the Change you password tab on the left hand side, then enter your old password and your new password and then confirm your new password. Again, once you've made all the required updates, click Save.
UPDATING THE GET IN TOUCH CONTACT DETAILS FOR A CHURCH
To update the details the public will use to contact you or the church please log into your AChurchNearYou account (if you don't have an account click here to find out how to create one and how to request to edit your churches), click My Churches, which will bring up a list of the churches you manage. Click on the church you want to edit, then click on the pencil icon next to the Get in Touch tab on the left hand side, once you’ve filled in as much of the contact information as you can, ensuring you have included an email address, click Save which you’ll find on the very bottom right hand side.
ADDING CLERGY BIOGRAPHY, AND SELECTING WHICH MEMBER OF THE CLERGY LEADS THE CHURCH ON ACHURCHNEARYOU.COM
You can add a biography about the clergy listed in the Crockford Details section of the More Information page of a church on AChurchNearYou.com, or select which member of clergy leads your church if you are part of a team ministry. Click on the 'More information' tab on the church, and scroll to the bottom of your list of clergy and click 'Edit'. Ensure all those clergy who lead your church are ticked, and de-select those without a direct role in your church. Write a biography about your clergy, such as their interests, hobbies or what they love about the church. Click UPDATE.
UPDATING YOUR ENTRY IN CROCKFORD'S CLERICAL DIRECTORY
Crockford's Clerical Directory is "the definitive guide to Anglican clergy and churches in the Church of England, the Church of Ireland, the Church in Wales and the Scottish Episcopal Church, with biographies of over 27,000 Anglican clergy dating back to 1968." Crockford's Clerical Directory doesn't list lay leaders, churchwardens, or PCC members.
If you are a member of the clergy you can update your Crockford entry at any time.
You do not need a Crockford subscription to find out what is in your own entry or to update your own entry.
Once Crockford have accepted the update, it can take up to one month for the update to appear on AChurchNearYou.com; the data is not passed live from one to the other, rather batch updates are sent to AChurchNearYou from Crockford on a regular basis.
You can find out the information listed on your own entry, and update it, by email, phone, or letter:
Phone: 020 7898 1012
Great Smith Street
If you make a request to Crockford for an update to your entry they will ask for a identifying factors, however, to speed up the process, they recommend that you include in your inital contact at least the following information: full name including middle name and current role/position and then, if applicable, the following, previous email address, previous role or position.
You do not need a Crockford subscription to find out what is in your own entry or to update your own entry. However, if you do have a Crockford subscription then the easiest way to submit updates or corrections is by using the Update this entry button found at the top of all individual pages. All updates will be reviewed by the Crockford compilation team before being published.
More information about updating Crockfords can be found on their website: https://www.crockford.org.uk/faq/frequently-asked-questions#1398