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Bishop Ian Bishop being interviewed by BBC Radio Norfolk

Working with the media is an excellent opportunity to share what we are doing, share our point of view; and highlight the God that we know in the Church life that we are part of.  

However, if you have not worked with the media before, this could be daunting. The Communications Team is here to help.

Are you a member of clergy or someone in a parish who’s been contacted by the press?

Please let our Communications Team know 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, the Bishop of Norwich or about church schools – please contact the Communications Team.

Writing a press release

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.

Before you begin to write a press release, think of the intended audience. Ask yourself who you are writing for and plan to write something in a style appropriate to that audience. Here’s some helpful tips and guides to get you started: