At its annual vestry meeting, each parish (or congregation within a multi-point parish if so desired) is encouraged to appoint a person to serve as Parish Communicator.
The role of the Parish Communicator is:
to facilitate communications within the parish
to ensure that communications issued by the diocese (and deanery) reach the appropriate person within the parish so that can be acted upon in a timely manner.
to assist parish organizations and individuals within the parish in contacting the appropriate person or office at the diocesan level in order to provide required information or resources.
to act as publicity coordinator for the parish by providing news about the parish to local news media and The Montreal Anglican.
The diocese sends copies of all informational material, now being mailed out to clergy, to the Parish Communicator as well as the clergy.
The diocese provides training programs on an on-going basis in such areas as who does what at the diocesan office and where to obtain information and resources at the diocesan level how to publicize parish events including writing of simple news releases and how to take or select a photo for publication.
Clergy are encouraged to work closely with their Parish Communicator and to assist them in acquiring needed skills and support to carry out their responsibilities.
Interested in becoming a Parish Communicator? Let your cleric know! All you need is;
an active email address
an interest in what is going on in the Diocese
a desire to let the rest of the Diocese know what is happening in your parish.
For more information, contact Nicki Hronjak in the Programme Office at 514-843-6577 ext 244