What is A Church Near You?
A Church Near You is a national Church of England site containing information about parish churches and the services and events that take place there. It’s FREE for visitors and parishes.
It’s a great help to visitors to have accurate information about the churches they might want to visit. Many parishes that have added information to A Church Near You have noticed an increase in visitor numbers.
The site helps people find out:
- which parish they live in (based on the post code search, this is useful for weddings and funerals as well as general churchgoing
- their nearest church (its distance from their own location and its position on a map)
- what it is like
- what events and services are happening
- who to contact to find out more
Someone from a parish registers on the site and takes responsibility to maintaining the information, it not managed centrally.
The information you add to A Church Near You helps other sites too, including the Church of England website, diocesan websites and mobile apps such as the MyCofE iphone app.
The link to St Augustine’s Church can be found by clicking here.