For all media enquires regarding the Seventh-day Adventist church please phone 01923 665538 (if an answer phone someone will get back to you) call our main switchboard 01923 672251 or submit your enquiry here.
The role of the Communication Department is to promote good internal and external communication. We produce or promote a number of resources to help Communication Sponsors in the Conferences and Missions, and Communication Secretaries in the local churches.
General Fact Sheet. This is an A4 single-sided sheet of information, ideal for distribution to libraries, police stations, schools, colleges, or any other institution which might like to keep information on Seventh-day Adventists in their files. We will supply these in quantities of 1 to 10 free of charge. You are free to make as many of your own copies as you like.
Medical Fact Sheet. Similar to the above, this A4 single-sided sheet of information is geared more towards medical institutions such as doctors surgeries, hospitals and health authorities. Again we can supply these in quantities of 1 to 10 free of charge and you are free to make as many of your own copies as you like.
A4 Presentation Folders. White, with the Seventh-day Adventist Church logo on the front, back, and inside, this folder can hold a number of leaflets and tracts. It also carries the address, telephone, fax, e-mail, and web details for the British Union Conference. Cost is 80 pence per folder. [Not available until return to main building in 2010]
PR pens, rulers, car window stickers, and round stickers. Mostly with gold logos and writing, these can be given to friends and family, or used in offices etc. Cost: £25.00 for 100 PR pens, £5.00 for 10 "Creation pens, £5.00 for 10 six-inch rulers, £3.00 for 30 round stickers and £5.00 for 10 car stickers.
To order any of the above items (UK & Republic of Ireland only) please write to the address below, making any cheques payable to "British Union Conference":
Herts WD25 9JZ
Inside Look booklet. This 32-page booklet is an introduction to the Seventh-day Adventist Church. It answers many common questions which people have about the Church, and gives people an idea of what they can expect to find when they visit one of our churches. Cost from the
Stanborough Press: 60 pence each.
Your friends, the Seventh-day Adventists. A 29 page, Anglicised and updated version of Ken McFarland's introduction to the Adventist Church. Includes a simple introduction, history, beliefs, organisation and activities. Cost from the
Stanborough Press: 50 pence each.
Adventist Christians. 'Pocket Signs' designed to slip in your pocket or handbag. A very simple leaflet about the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Cost from the Stanborough Press: £3.50 per 100.
A Manual for Positive Press Relations. Written by Mike Stickland and subtitled Getting Church News into Local Papers this is the definitive guide for Pastors and Communication Secretaries who wish to publicise the work of their local church. Cost from the Stanborough Press: £9.95 each.
Order any of these items from the Stanborough Press through the usual channels or phone the ABC on 01476 539 900.
Below are several handouts provided at Communication Workshops that are held on a National, Conference or Local level. The handouts are principally
most helpful to those who have attended the workshops and have had opportunity to learn and interact with the presenter. However, they may also be of
some help to others with an interest in good Communication.
Picture Publishing. Watch the YouTube lecture summery above then download the 'Photography Workshop Handout' demonstrating the kind of pictures newspapers, the Messenger and BUC News love. If you want your picture published this gives some helpful tips. (pdf. Right click and "save as" to download)
Other external Guidelines that may be helpful:
The Pacific Union Conference produces some helpful advice for photographers:
Cameras and Lenses. Slightly out of date but excellent advice on camera, lenses and flash for your event reporting.
Permission for Photos. Do I need permission to publish my photo on a website or in a church publication? These guidelines are for the USA but are similar to guidelines we are currently working on for the BUC.
Needing panels, banners or display boards for your church or display? The panelwarehouse.com is offering a 5% discount for Adventist
Churches who order through this link. Contact the Communication Department for your discount code then click on the banner on the left. Add the promotional code when you check out your shopping basket or phone your order.