Top tips to promote and publicise your summer parish event

Author: Mr Robert Culyer

Published on: 23 March 2017

One of the most important things when planning your event is to let people know it’s happening.

With that in mind, here are our top tips to help promote your parish event.

  1. Decide what your event is Write a clear description of the event. What is it? When is it? How much does it cost? Who is it for? Why are you doing it?
  2. Plan ahead Using these questions think about how and when you will let people know about the event. For
    a family event put flyers in school book bags. For a flower festival or plant sale put flyers in local garden centres. Don’t forget local shops/takeaways/libraries. Check submission deadlines for publications e.g. your parish magazine, local papers, the Diocesan Magazine. Add your event to the ‘What’s On’ section of the Diocesan website and individual parish websites in good time.
  3. Social MediaCreate a Facebook event on your church Facebook page and ask people to share it. Remember to invite your friends! Tag @dioceseofnorwich on Facebook and @DioceseNorwich on Twitter so that we can share the event too.
  4. Personal invites Personally invite local businesses, neighbours, friends and family and send invitations to local celebrities, dignitaries and local reporters. If it is a large event contact Radio Norfolk, the EDP or other local press.
  5. After the event Send a write up of the event to with information and photos as soon as possible (preferable 1MB+ in size).

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Mr Robert Culyer

Generous Giving Adviser Officer

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