Research has shown that when the U.K was in crisis, faith groups often stepped up to serve urgent needs in the community. To this end, United Reformed Church has created “Crisis Communications Plan for Local Churches”, a guide to inform and empower church leadership and staff with best practice tips when tragedy strikes.

As local churches provide a visible and flexible presence in their communities, it becomes necessary to formulate and implement a crisis communications plan during times of local or national catastrophes. The booklet includes guidelines on handling local media, identifying key contacts, implementing a strategy on media statements and using social media during a crisis.

Download the “Crisis Communications Plan for Local Churches” here.