Reducing spam to your A Church Near You inbox
We know some of you have experienced increased spam to your A Church Near You inbox over the last month. Thank you for your patience while we resolved this. We’ve now added a ‘CAPTCHA’ function to reduce spam. Please get in touch if you have any further issues.
New: Expanded music collection
Lots of you have been asking for a bigger permanent music collection in the ACNY Resource Hub alongside our weekly changing music selection – and now it’s here! This resource is aimed at churches who do not have their own musicians to call upon.
Explore music for weddings, funerals and more.
New: Life Events Diary contact form integration
If your church uses the Life Events Diary, you’ll be delighted to hear that the forms for wedding, baptism and funeral enquirers can now be integrated right within the Contact Us section of your A Church Near You page! This quick guide will show you how.
If you haven’t heard about the Life Events Diary, it’s a tool to help you streamline all the admin around weddings, baptisms and funerals – and it’s completely free for every Church of England church. Discover more at LifeEventsDiary.org
New: Give a Little integration
If you do not yet have an online giving account, you can now easily set one up through Give A Little and enable a giving section directly on your a Church Near You page.
- new donation panel (shown above)
- a more seamless online giving experience for your page visitors
Christmas is coming!
‘At the Heart of Christmas’ is our advent and Christmas theme for 2021. In November, we’ll be updating The Resource Hub on AChurchNearYou.com with graphics for social media, videos for online and onsite services, and invitational print materials. We’ll email you as soon as they are ready. Find out what’s coming here.
If you are looking for inspiration on how to use the theme At the heart of Christmas, join one of our upcoming webinars.
Want to learn more about how you can use A Church Near You as your main church website? Come along to a live demo of the site to explore the features and get answers to your questions. If you can’t make the live session, a recording will be sent to all those registered afterwards so you won’t miss out. Register for a date here.
Listening to your feedback
We’re going through your recent submissions to our feedback form and planning how we can make A Church Near You work better for you in the coming year. Top of your requests is to make it even quicker and easier to add, manage and organise events, pages, news and images. We’re exploring potential solutions with our developers at the moment. In future emails we’ll share more updates and opportunities to test and feedback on new functionality before it launches.