The Communications unit is staffed part time and provides support for clergy and parishes in dealing with media interest and issuing press releases. It is also responsible for the publications of the Church of England Devon magazine, our Church of England Devon calendar, regular e-bulletins, as well as the diocesan website and email updates of the diocesan database.

Who do I call?

For help and advice on dealing with a call from the media, contact the office on 01392 294904 in office hours, or for urgent, out of hours requests, call 01392 294919.

If you need to add or amend an entry on our database, please email Janet Goddard.

Carrying out a communications audit of your parish

Do you know whether your message is getting across? What are your main means of communicating to your community, and further afield? A church communications audit can help reveal what is and isn’t working and can help you to plan your communications more effectively.

An audit should:

  • Review your church’s existing communication materials
  • Provide an objective assessment and evaluation of materials and any communications strategy
  • Consult with a focus group of the church’s audience

Who should do a communications audit?
It can be done in-house by church staff members or volunteers. But it is always useful to get a fresh eye and ask an outsider to evaluate your materials. Consider asking someone who might be a member of your wider community, who has experience in the field of communications, to evaluate your material and provide a report that the PCC can look at.

Useful Downloads

List of subjects to consider in a communications audit

Advice on handling calls from the media

Advice on writing for websites

Social Media Guidelines


If you have an item of interest for one of our publications, please email the Communications Unit.

The Church of England Devon Digital magazine is published each month and is found on the website in lots of different formats so that it can be inserted in to your own parish magazines or church news sheets. Links are emailed out to all PCC secretaries for whom we have an email address when the new edition is ready. If you would like to receive a link yourself please let us know.

A monthly prayer diary is published and circulated at the same time.

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