Become an editor of your A Church Near You page

If you want to become an editor of your A Church Near You Page, first find your church by entering the postcode or town in the search box.

As you type, look for the suggestions offered to you under the search box and use the most appropriate, then click the orange arrow - it's more accurate!

We'll use St Alkmund's Duffield as an example:

acny postcode search

 Next, choose your church from the list on the left...

acny search results

 This will take you to an overview page for the church. Once you get to that, click 'Visit Page' on the left. This will take you to the next level for that church.

Once you're on the church's main page, again look at the left-hand side and, at the bottom, you'll see 'Edit this church'.

Click that and you will be taken to a page on which you can do one of two things - or both.

First, you need to have an A Church Near You account. If you don't have one, the page will allow you to register.

Once you have an ACNY account, the page will allow you to request access to that church. To do this, you need to send a short message and click 'Request Access'.

If your church is in vacancy, you’ll need to ask for manual verification; once you have created an account on and have requested to edit a church make sure you’re logged in and click the purple Help button on the right hand side of any page of AChurchNearYou, or the Submit a request button at the top of the Help Centre...

Tell us that you're requesting manual verification because your church is in vacancy.

Tell us your email address with which you registered and the AChurchNearYou ID of the church you have requested to edit.

You'll find this ID by going to the AChurchNearYou church page in question and looking in the browser address bar where you'll see: followed some numbers, please provide us with those numbers.

For instance, the URL for St Alkmund's in Duffield is: so their AChurchNearYou ID is 13370.





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