Our synod meeting at North Shields on March 21st will see the launch of our new synod website.
The afternoon session at St Columba’s is to include an item introduced by Lawrence Moore, Director of the Windermere Centre, under the heading Pastoral care and social inclusion in the brave new world of social media. This will also present the opportunity for a formal launch of the new synod website, which we have been busy building over the past few months.
We have received considerable assistance from the Windermere Centre, since the time last year when several synod officers and staff received basic training there in the use of social media. In recent weeks Rebecca Gudgeon has given us guidance and tuition in using WordPress, which will provide the platform for the new site; and earlier this week (as photographed) she spent a day at synod office helping with the final tweaking.
We hope the new site will become an effective means of communication between synod and local churches, and we also hope that it will provide more opportunity for on-line interactivity. Readers will be invited to respond to stories, and even to contribute to blogs. And there will also be direct links to our Facebook andTwitter accounts.
We launch on March 21st: just watch this space!
There may be a short time before the launch when the site is inaccessible: our apologies in advance.