The Church of Scotland has an official voice in the social media world after the launch of its Facebook and Twitter pages.
Established yesterday, @churchscotland is already tweeting the word online and the Kirk’s Facebook page will carry a variety of messages, updates, photos and videos as its social media policy develops.
Right Reverend David Arnott, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, praised the move, saying: “I have no doubt that these social media platforms will help the Church of Scotland spread its message and engage as well as listen to a wider audience.
“It presents huge opportunities for us, and as a national church we want to be part of an enormous and ever-growing online community.”
Already a number of congregations have been utilising digital technology to the full, with a church in Bo’ness being the first in Britain to broadcast its services live onto iPads and iPhones last year.
Others use Facebook to post videos of sermon previews, as well as facilitating prayer requests.
Notes to news desks:
The Church of Scotland’s Twitter feed can be found here: http://twitter.com/#!/churchscotland and Facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Church-of-Scotland/108003889228379#!/pages/Church-of-Scotland/108003889228379?sk=info
For more information please contact Gordon Bell, senior media relations officer, on 0131 240 2204 or email firstname.lastname@example.org