Press & media

Information about what to do if you've been contacted by the press, writing press releases, or you want to contact the local press.

Have you been contacted by the press?

If you have been contacted by the press please let our Communications Team know on 07818 422395 or so they are aware and give you any help and guidance on how to respond.

Are you a journalist wanting to contact the Diocese or a bishop?

For enquiries regarding the Diocese of Norwich – such as local church stories, the Bishop of Thetford, the Bishop of Lynn, or about church schools – please call the Communications Team on 07818 422395 or email

For press and media enquiries regarding the Bishop of Norwich, please call Barbara Bryant, the Bishop’s Press Officer, on 07876 634867 or email her on

Press releases and writing

Press releases remain a good way to communicate with journalists what you have to say. If written well, it will succinctly say what the story is – making their job easier and making it more likely they will use your story. Journalists get hundreds of press releases every day so you need to make sure yours stands out from the crowd.

Local press & media contacts

Please always copy the Diocesan Communications Team into any contact with the press.  Email or telephone 07818 422395.