These notes were first published on this website in April 2016 and last updated in February 2018
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Spoken announcements in church services need to be chosen with care and spoken with skill.
- Spoken notices are different from those that are printed.
- People want news about people more than information about events.
- Spoken notices are part of the worship, not a TV advertisement break.
- There are many possibilities.
There are ten further pieces of advice for how to give out a notice well. These include clarifying the headline, identifying who it's for, checking the timing, ensuring you are the right person, surprising people and watching the feedback.
Here is the link to this item: TN93 - And now for the notices.pdf
These notes were updated in February 2018 with minor amendments throughout the text.