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Church services to be tweeted for first time

Church services taking place throughout the festive period are set to be tweeted for the first time.

Right Revd Justin Welby, Bishop of Durham and Archbishop of Canterbury Designate, has welcomed the initiative and believes that it is a new way of reaching out to the community.

"I will be fully support this campaign and encourage others across the Church to do the same.

My Christmas Day sermon will be tweeted in a series of snippets, and I hope to be tweeting during the rest of the Christmas period.

I think this a fantastic opportunity to engage with existing and new communities in a way that is growing in significance and I very excited about being able to reach out to people that might not be able to get to a Church and to celebrate the joy and meaning of Christmas with them."

– Right Revd Justin Welby Bishop of Durham and Archbishop of Canterbury Designate