Promoting regular church activities & groups

Churches are being encouraged to add and check their regular groups and activities on Bright Map, which is an online map highlighting the church's engagement in the local community.

Check the map here to see if existing activities are up-to-date

Regular activities and groups can be added directly to the map by using the online form, or existing activities can be amended by emailing

The map lets people find activities near them – everything from Alpha courses, parent & toddler groups, Messy/Café Church, arts & creative groups, choirs and more.

Activities which can be added include:

  • Messy Church, Cafe Church, Fresh Expressions
  • Parent & toddler groups, children’s groups, youth groups
  • Prayer Spaces, Open the Book
  • Arts & creative groups
  • Coffee mornings & similar
  • Music groups, choirs, bell ringing
  • Men’s or ladies groups, groups for older people
  • Debt advice
  • Foodbank collections
  • Alpha courses, Christianity Explored & similar
  • Marriage courses
  • Mothers’ Union groups
  • And more…!

The map doesn’t include church services or one-off events – please continue to add special events to the main Diocesan website here – and the aim is to give people a flavour of what’s usually on offer in their area, so it doesn’t matter if a regular group doesn’t meet on one week or month, it can still be added to Bright Map.