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The United Reformed Church has produced a series of free guides with advice for churches and church organisations to help them stay in contact with and support their local community during and after lockdown. 

The guides include advice for post-lockdown recovery plans and help with setting up and running social media accounts and using technology to communicate with the outside world.

You can download all the guides as PDFs here or scroll down the page to get the information online in a more accessible format.

A free guide to crisis communications for churches.

Crisis communication is an essential element of disaster ministry. A little bit of preparation now can go a long way in ensuring everything goes more smoothly at your church when disaster strikes.

This plan aims to support Ministers, Elders and staff to provide best practice tips for dealing with local media, identify key appropriate contacts, and a strategy for agreeing media statements.

Read more: Crisis Communications Plan for Local Churches

Read the latest advice from the United Reformed Church (URC) about when a church should consider closing due to increases in Coronavirus rates.

At this stage, it is not possible based on infection rates or other criteria to give a definite point at which a local URC should close as Covid-19 rates increase.

Read more: When should a church consider closing in light of increasing rates of Coronavirus?

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