St John the Evangelist with St Philip's, Sandbach

Tel: 01270 768826

iKnow Church

Dear Parishioner

I hope you are keeping well and safe.

We are now using a church software called Life Events Diary which is endorsed by the Church of England. The software will help us to manage our response to the pastoral and administrative response of the life of the church. We have already begun to use it for weddings, baptisms, funerals and for managing our church services.

The benefits of using this system will provide the following:-

  • Help support both churches in our benefice to manage the day to day administration of the regular and occasional services.
  • Manage our church rotas and keep a track of numbers attending our services so that we can provide the annual statistical reports required by the diocese and the churches
  • Help with keeping abreast of people within the parish and the occasional visitors to both churches to facilitate follow up in pastoral care and encouragement.

When harnessed correctly by the church iKnow Church can become one of our most effective tools to use in reaching the unchurched and finding them at the stage that they are in with the Christian journey, rather than assuming that everyone is at the same stage on their journey when they first come to our churches. The future is becoming increasingly reliant on technology, so let’s make sure that St Johns and St Philip’s are shaping this rather than following behind the world.

All the present and future ancillary activities will be greatly supported by the Life Events Diary system eg home groups, church giving, managing church events, etc.

What do we need to do

To accomplish the first step in introducing this we need your help and commitment by gathering the details of all our existing church members. This will enable us to understand where you are in your Church life journey. The information you provide will be data protected and safe.

Therefore, I would be grateful if you could kindly complete the attached hardcopy form and send it back or give it to Alan Warburton. An easier method is to go to the website and select the Life Events section and go to the Parishioners details and then select the link to the form. Once the form has been completed it should add your details to the database.

Thank you again for kind help in this important matter. If you have any further questions, please contact Alan Warburton on 07464 669690.

Please select this link to complete online Iknow online form


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