For media enquiries or help with Communications in the Diocese, please contact Debra Goddard, Communications Officer.
We use various communications methods to help share the Good News of Christ in and around the Diocese:
- Press Releases
The Communications Officer writes and distributes press releases about Diocesan stories to the local media, and encourages journalists to feature the Diocese in their publications. They can also offer advice and guidance to Ministry Areas and parishes on writing press releases and how to contact local media.
- Monmouth Grapevine
The Diocesan magazine is a free full-colour glossy magazine, published quarterly, which features people and initiatives from around the Diocese, and helps explore issues happening in the wider world. Copies of the Monmouth Grapevine can be found in your local Church, or can be downloaded from the website here [link to new Grapevine image].
- Social Media
The Diocese has a Facebook page which is kept up to date with daily prayers as well events, news and thoughts from around the Diocese and beyond. Ministry Areas and individuals are encouraged to share what they find on the Diocesan Facebook page. We also have a Twitter feed, which is kept up to date with similar information.
Various Diocesan Officers have their own Facebook or Twitter accounts, and it is worth looking for these, if you have an interest in a particular ministry or function.
- Monmouth Matters
Monmouth Matters is our monthly e-newsletter, which includes information on forthcoming events and initiatives or any news which may be of interest. To receive Monmouth Matters, please click here and complete the online form, it takes less than a minute and you can unsubscribe at any time.
- Communications Toolkit for Ministry Areas
We are in the process of producing a toolkit, which will have all the information and help Ministry Areas need in order to communicate with their local communities, including hints and tips for social media, websites, press releases, magazines and a whole lot more. There will also be training available to help teams get to grips with communications. Watch this space for more information.
The Diocese has adopted the ‘grapevine’ brand, and this is used through all written communications, including stationery, website, magazine and signage. The style guide for the new brand can be downloaded here [link to Grapevine brand style guide], and help and advice in the use of the brand is available from the Communications Officer.