High profile stories - good or bad - will often mean you have to deal with the press (local / national / international). Positive publicity on a national scale can do no end for the reputation of your parish and the Diocese.
However, we have to look at the big picture…
What is good news to you may be bad news to someone else - be prepared for a backlash. For example, perhaps your church is pursuing a new build, the movement of graves or a change of premises. This may be good for the parish, but some people may object.
If the story is high profile, or you think it may be, please contact the Communications Team for assistance:
Stuart Haynes, Director of Communications,
0151 705 2150 or 0792 571 1007
Jude Knight, Communications Manager
0151 702 7230
Sarah Doyle, Communications Officer
0151 705 2131
Negative publicity also requires help from the Communications Team - we will act as a buffer between yourselves and the press.
Please do not try to deal with negative publicity alone - contact the Communications Team using the details above.
It is also best to be prepared. Please look at the following pages - many people who have had to deal with positive or negative publicity have said, ‘I wish I knew that before!’