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Technology is ever-changing and, since the Covid-19 pandemic, is more important than ever. To help parishes and clergy, we've put together a list of how-to guides for the most popular programmes and social media and resources for copyright-free photos and posters.

Microsoft programmes

Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet programme with a host of handy tools.

One Drive is the cloud storage service developed by Microsoft that allows you to store all your important files securely in one place and then access them virtually anywhere.

Microsoft OneNote is a note-taking program for free-form information gathering and multi-user collaboration. It gathers users' notes, drawings, screen clippings, and audio commentaries. Notes can be shared with other OneNote users over the Internet or a network.

Microsoft Outlook is primarily an email client, but also includes such functions as calendaring, task managing, contact managing, note-taking, journal logging, and web browsing.

Microsoft PowerPoint is a presentation programme which gives you everything you need to produce a professional-looking presentation.

Microsoft Teams is a proprietary business communication platform developed by Microsoft, as part of the Microsoft 365 family of products. Teams primarily competes with the similar service Slack, offering workspace chat and videoconferencing and file storage.

Microsoft Word is a word processing programme to type and save documents.

Facebook

How to create a Facebook page.

Instagram

How to create an Instagram account.

YouTube

How to set up a YouTube channel.

Unsplash

Unsplash has more than two million free high-resolution images.

Canva

Canva is a graphic design platform, used to create social media graphics, presentations, posters, documents and other visual content. The platform is free to use.