About the Twurch


The Twurch of England is a twitter aggregator for the Church of England. It presents a live feed of tweets from people and organisations that represent the Church of England in some official capacity and is the only kind of web community of its kind in the UK.

What is the Twurch of England?

The Twurch of England is a twitter aggregator for the Church of England.

What does that mean?

It presents a live feed of tweets from people and organisations that represent the Church of England in some official capacity.

How do I keep up-to-date with the latest tweets?

The feed is updated every minute, so there’s no need to miss out on what the twurch tweeple are doing. Just leave the screen open and it will automatically refresh,

Who’s behind this piece of technical wizardry?

The people to blame are Peter Ould and the Church Mouse.

I’m on Twitter. How can I follow the Twurch of England?

Simply click on the “Follow Me” sign to the left of this page.

That’s cool, but I want to be able to see all the tweets from all the tweeple. How do I do that?

That’s easy too. Just click on this link and you’ll go to the Tweeps of England list which tracks all the members of the Twurch. Follow that and you’ll get all the tweets from all the tweeple. If you only want clergy then go here.
Update Our first list is full!! If you want to follow all the new members of the Twurch you need to follow Twurch List 2 as well!

What about if I just want to follow those pointy hat chaps?

That’s equally easy. If you have a Bishop fetish then the list you need is the Bishops of England one.

Buildings! Organisations! That’s my thing!

Then you can have a look at the churchescathedrals and dioceses that the Twurch follows.

Priesthood of all Believers! What about Readers, Ordinands or Diocesan Staff?

The Twurch follows Readers, Religious, OrdinandsDiocesan Staff, General Synod Members and National Organisations.

I’m a tweeting Reader / Ordinand / Diocesan Staff Member / Deacon / Priest / Bishop / Much-maligned Archbishop with big bushy eyebrows (delete as applicable), how do I get added to the list?

That’s a doddle - go here and let us know and we’ll add you ASAP

I’m not doing anything official for the Church of England, but I want to join. Why won’t you follow me?

We’re sorry, but because of resource constraints we can’t follow absolutely every confirmed member of the Church of England. By concentrating on those who are working for the Church or who represent the Church in some formal or official capacity we can provide a readable feed without too many tweets during peak times. That has nothing to do with ignoring laity (we follow loads of lay members) but rather has everything to do with providing a usable service.

That’s very interesting, but all I want is one of those widget things to put on my blog?

No sooner said then done! If you go here you can easily sort that out.

What’s the best kind of cheese?

Peter thinks that some mature stilton is pretty much da bomb, but the Church Mouse (who reckons himself to be the authority) swears by a bit of Emmental.

Who said being Anglican was boring?

Certainly not us mate.