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16th January 2018

Rural churches benefit from new website design

The United Benefice of Dolphinholme, Quernmore and Over Wyresdale in Blackburn Diocese launched their new website this week, designed and developed by WestCoastCo.

The local marketing company has been working with Rev. Cindy Rigney, vicar of three rural churches, to bring the churches together on this new, modern platform.

After several months of content writing, photography and development, they are launching the website this week and you can view it here.

“It’s important for us to be able to reach out to the wider community. For families and individuals who are isolated in this rural setting to see that our churches aren’t traditional; we’re inclusive, we’re community focused and we’re here for them”, explains Cindy, who is pictured (right of shot) with Arran from WestCoast Co, reviewing the site.

This new website will allow the benefice to post their events to a responsive calendar, allowing visitors to export the details to their own iCal or Google Calendar. Individuals in the benefice have also been trained by WestCoastCo. on how to blog, enabling their youth groups to have a voice and share what they’re up to.

Local Vision Champion Jackie Hough says, “we need to be more up-to-date, and this is the first step in getting us there. Younger generations live online nowadays, and we can’t expect to engage young people if we’re not there with them!”

All three churches are very excited to engage the wider community with their new website, and to get stuck in to writing blogs and sharing events. 

 

 

Ronnie Semley

January 15, 2018