Tweet Christmas!

TwitterChristmas starts with Christ
 
This Christmas, why not join a national campaign and livetweet your church’s Christmas service - helping take the joy and meaning of Christmas to the 10 million people who make up the UK’s ‘Twitterati’?
 
An innovative social media campaign is about to be launched on Twitter. Using #christmasstartswithchrist it will showcase the Church of England at its Christmas best.
 
Led by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, whose Christmas day sermons which will be ‘tweeted’, the campaign aims to relay the highlights of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services. Congregations and clergy are encouraged to get out their smartphones in church and share the Christmas good news.
 
“This is a brilliant opportunity for parishes to take the good news of the first Christmas out of churches and into people’s lives and homes,” says the Revd Arun Arora, Director of Communications at the Archbishops’ Council. “We are delighted to be running this in conjunction with Twitter who will be officially promoting the site.”
 
Instructions to get Tweeting
 
- If your church doesn’t currently have a Twitter account, sign up free at www.twitter.com.
- Choose a username that people in your parish and diocese will identify with your church
- Make sure your Twitter profile contains a link to your parish website or your A Church Near You page
- Contact your local media and local news websites and let them know you will be tweeting your Christmas Day service
 
Include the hashtag #christmasstartswithchrist in your posts, so that people searching on this term can find and read your Christmas tweets.




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