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Media workshops help people communicate their faith

A series of free Media Workshops across the Diocese have now been completed with over 40 people receiving tailored training in how to be more effective in communicating the Catholic faith through the media.

Workshops were led by Diocese Communications Director Keith Morris and New Evangelisation Co-ordinator Rebecca Bretherton in all seven deanery areas.

They were held in Beccles, Cambridge, Norwich, Swaffham, Newmarket, Peterborough and Ipswich over the past 18 months.

Dozens of news stories have come out of the sessions with items appearing in the national Catholic press, local newspapers and on BBC local radio stations.

Keith said: "Each session was different and was tailored to the needs of those who attended. The main aim was to help equip people to find and write lots of good news stories about their local church and Catholic community and then to disseminate them to a wider audience using print, web and broadcast media."

Rebecca said: "We have been given the Good News of the Gospel to share. Keith showed us practical ways to use the media to share stories of our lives as Christians and to tell people of God's love for us all.”

Plans for future communications workshops are being considered. If you have any ideas of topics, skills or resources you would like to learn more about, please email keith.morris@rcdea.org.uk

Pictured above are participants at the recent media workshop at St Mary Magdalene in Ipswich.