A Church Near You is a national Church of England site containing information about parish churches and the services and events that take place there. It's FREE for visitors and parishes.
It's a great help to visitors to have accurate information about the churches they might want to visit. Many parishes that have added information to A Church Near You have noticed an increase in visitor numbers.
The site helps people find out:
- which parish they live in (based on the post code search, this is useful for weddings and funerals as well as general churchgoing
- their nearest church (its distance from their own location and its position on a map)
- what it is like
- what events and services are happening
- who to contact to find out more
Someone from a parish registers on the site and takes responsibility to maintaining the information, it not managed centrally.
The information you add to A Church Near You helps other sites too, including the Church of England website, diocesan websites and mobile apps such as the MyCofE iphone app. Some statistics
- 16,000 Church of England churches listed
- 53,000 services and events listed
- 5,000 messages sent to churches each month
- 266,000 unique visits per month