Terms of Service
Updated 23 May 2018
The UK Church Directory is provided to help people connect with churches and to extend the reach that churches have. Our mission is simple ‘to grow the church’. Our service has been used by millions of people looking to find a church.
What churches do we list:
The UK Church Directory is open to Christian churches from all denominations as well as free/non-denominational churches. The churches must be Christian in belief and Trinitarian.
Accuracy of data:
We do our best to provide the correct details for each church. Our team work very hard to keep chuch details up to date. Inevitably, with the directory, covering the whole of the UK there will always be some data that needs refreshing. If you spot something that is incorrect please let us know and we’ll be happy to assist.
We provide two levels of listing, basic (free) and full (£22 per annum). A basic listing currently just shows the church’s contact address and telephone number. A full entry has loads of useful information including: a map, church image, full venue details, service times, activities, contact details including web address, etc. It is also prioritised to the top section of the results so will be found by many more people.
If you would like to convert your basic listing to a full one please get in touch. Your church is responsible for the accuracy of the information you provide. It’s easy to update and you can login online to make changes. The full listing costs £22 per annum. We’ll email you each year before your next period starts. Please simply let us know if at any point you wish to cancel. If we don’t hear from you then your full listing will carry on.
Basic listings won’t get as much attention as a full listing but they will still help people find your church. Although the information shown is limited you can still login and update it at any time.
The UK Church Directory is copyright and you may not copy information from it. It exists as a public reference for private individuals wanting to contact specific churches. Commercial organisations are not permitted to use any of the data from within the directory.
Who we are:
The UK Church Directory is a ministry serving the UK Church. You can write to us at The UK Church Directory Ltd, PO Box 9299, Poole, BH4 0GR. You can get in touch via www.findachurch.co.uk/contact.htm. Our Company Registration Number is 04170344. The UK Church Directory may also be available via partner and other websites.
We do not sell church or contact details to third parties. We are always interested in hearing from Christian ministries and organisations about ways we can help them with their own data.
We take your privacy very seriously. Please read our Privacy Notice. You must not request new people are added to an account unless you have asked the individual’s permission first and they are happy for their details to be associated with the specific church.
Frequently Asked Questions
- I now have a website. Does that replace the directory listing?
No. The directory listing will complement your church website and help drive very relevant visitors to it. We recommend, whenever possible, all churches get their own website. People in your church will hopefully know your website address, but many others will not know the name of your church or your web address and will search in the directory by town or postcode. It’s a great way to be found.
- How many people use the directories?
Lots and lots! Since 2012 we’ve had over 3 million page views. That’s real people searching for churches by town or postcode.
- What’s the difference between a basic and full entry?
A basic listing currently just shows the church’s contact address and telephone number. A full entry has loads of useful information including: a map, church image, full venue details, service times, activities, contact details including web address, etc. It is also prioritised to the top section of the results so will be found by many more people.
- £22 per annum, why should we pay for the full listing?
A full listing will help your church grow. If just one person ever joins your church because of the listing and starts giving then it will easily pay for itself many times over. If someone starts a relationship with God then it’s priceless. It’s all covered by our simple ministry money-back guarantee. If it doesn’t help your church grow then let us know and we’ll refund the £22. There’s absolutely no risk to your church and plenty to gain.
- I like the sound of free so will stick on the basic listing. Is that OK?
100% yes. We want to serve your church well and if that’s all you want then that’s perfectly acceptable. There’s no pressure from us for you to have a full listing. Some churches are actually better off with a basic listing. Churches that obviously fall into this category would be ones that are
- full and don’t currently have capacity for new joiners
- currently unable to be outward focussed (this may be for ministerial reasons)
- only able to have irregular services
- in the process of winding down
- Who can get listed?
The UK Church Directory contains listings of over 45,000 churches from all Christian denominations. We list churches of all sizes from new house churches to cathedrals and mega-churches. We do not list individual ministries or organisations, only churches. The church must agree that they are a Christian church and Trinitarian.
- Can we get a website for our church through you?
No. But our sister ministry, www.church123.com would love to help you. They have a free trial you can use to see how easy it is to build your own site.
- Can you provide church member management features?
No. But our sister ministry, www.churchbox.co.uk, specialise in helping churches with their administration. They have a totally free church address book which you are welcome to take advantage of. If you need more they provide rotas, comms, event and group management.