The Church in 140 characters: @OurCofE

The Church in 140 characters: @OurCofE

News March 11, 2014

A vicar from Notts is kicking off a year-long Twitter campaign for the Church of England.

The Church wants to tell its story through the eyes of its people, providing a daily insight into modern faith in action.

The Project – @OurCofE – will see bishops, clergy, chaplains, youth workers and churchgoers taking a week each to tweet about their life inside the Church.

The Revd Kate Bottley, vicar of the churches of Blyth, Scrooby and Ranskill, and Chaplain to North Notts College, is tweeting this week.

Followers of the account will get an insight into the work that goes on in the day to day running of a church community, from schools to chaplaincies to cathedrals. Followers will be able to peek behind the scenes as they get a feel for daily life in parishes.

The Revd Bottley said: “I’m really excited to be asked to be part of the @OurCofE project.

“The project provides a unique opportunity to demonstrate the rich diversity of life in the Church of England. It’s great to think that these tweets might paint a colourful picture of the day to day running of the Church, from morning prayer to afternoon tea, Our Fathers to Mother’s Unions, from food festivals to food banks, this Twitter project gives a glimpse of the glorious diversity that is the life of the Church of England.

“Will 140 characters be enough? I can’t wait to get started.”