Remember to update your A Church Near You pages with your Advent and Christmas services and events!
A Church Near You receives more than 12 million page views each year and 81 per cent of people who come to the site are first-time visitors, so there is a huge opportunity to use the site to encourage local church attendance. Last Christmas, the vast majority of editors who added their Christmas services and events to the site did so in under an hour more than 90 per cent, and 23 per cent of those who added their services to ACNY saw more people attend their Christmas services this year. 60 per cent saw a similar number attend their church.
Have you claimed your A Church Near You page yet? If not, follow the simple instructions here.
Make sure you tag your services with '#FollowTheStar' as well as 'Christmas, mince pies, mulled wine, Advent and Christmas carols as appropriate. This will ensure that visitors will find the kind of services and event's they are looking for.
To find out more about getting your church ready for Christmas this year, read the blog on the Church of England website.