Case Study Intro
Each of our websites is different; they are unique reflections of each individual church. This is why we never approach the 'next' project with any given expectations: a major element of the pre-development work we undertake is based around tailoring the website project to your specific needs. This helps us to create an accurate online representation of not just your church but also of your ministry within your community.
The Case Studies are written by Ministers and laity from a number of churches and Christian organisations that we support. Our email address can be found at the bottom of each study should you wish to contact us with any questions raised from the Case Study.
Summary of Case Studies: What Others have to say...
- "We felt that he really came to know us as fellow Christians and as friends. And all the time he was questioning, and encouraging us to question, the reasoning behind our desire for a website."
- "We were very pleased and just a little proud, to be selected as a finalist for the Premier Radio Award for Best Small Church Website"
- "They know what churches want; they know how we work; they can tell us what we need."
- "We are much indebted to them, and particularly to Daniel, for the invaluable help, and indeed encouragement, given throughout the whole process"
- "It was a pleasure to work with Daniel and he is adept at offering relevant and appropriate support, specific to the unique nature of the church"
- "It enables people to interact"
- "They visited the churches on a number of occasions and took many photographs which were of a superb quality"
- "Totally sympathetic to the purpose of our website"
- Supporting people who feel inhibited by a church context
- It appeals to younger people, but nowadays many older people surf the net.
- "The website has achieved much of what we hoped it would"
- "It would seem odd now for the church not to have a well-designed, well-maintained website"
- "One of the things that jumps out the most is the creativity the Project has which enables the website to stand out"
- "The process of setup from beginning to end and the ongoing relationship is one of mutual commitment"
- "I cannot recommend The Church Design Website highly enough."
- "The result was a fresh and far more attractive site carrying text, pictures and podcasts"
- "Understanding of different churchmanships and approaches, patient, efficient and good humoured"
- "The Project is certainly living a ministry for the benefit of Christian people"
Church Website Case Studies
Stibbard Methodists, Norfolk. It was difficult to believe, in one of the smaller villages of rural North Norfolk, that there were people in other parts of the country, and indeed the world, who would log on to find us, but we know, from prayer requests that we have received, that they do. It has opened our eyes to some of the problems Christians face worldwide.
Holy Trinity Church, Ilkeston. We have an excellent site for the financial outlay. There are many companies that can develop and manage a website but where we think Church Website Design Project has the edge is in being genuinely experts in their field and having a passion and real interest in helping churches and others communicate the gospel.
Harling United Benefice. Before commencing the project as a benefice we ran a website which was not being used very much and failed to address the administrative and communication needs of the church. It was a basic but adequate website. Clearly the first step in moving forward was realising how differently people communicate today.
MIB Travel is a small ministry organising tours of the Holy Land etc. For a number of years we had a professionally produced website that was originally great. However, the company wanted to start charging us an enormous amount of money every time we wanted to make even the smallest change and for a company like ours which is a ministry.
Kingdom Living Church, Staines. The process of developing a website for our church worked really well. The process from start to finish went seemingly smoothly. We had a ‘home made’ website before we requested the services of Church Website Design Project. We initially requested quotes from several web designers however, CWDP stood out by a mile.
St John's, King's Lynn.The principle reason for developing a website was to give interested people a glimpse into our church life – both what we believe and what we do. Whilst our church building might look like an interesting piece of Victorian architecture to some, to many others it could look forbidding and unfamiliar.
The Lord's Prayer. It was way back in 2000 that my son and I learned some HTML in order to put up a simple website to offer sample chapters from a newly-published book on the Lord's Prayer. By 2006 it had become apparent that it would be helpful to offer the whole study as a revised and abbreviated podcast series, so recording began.
The Church in the Woottons. Daniel Gibbins, Senior Project Leader of the Church Website Design Project, set up a new website for the Church in the Woottons in 2007. Without hesitation, I can say that I have been more than satisfied with what he has done for us, for a modest financial outlay. Daniel is highly professional and creative.
Dyffryn Clwyd Deanery. Developing a website with the Church Website Design Project worked very well from the start. We already had a “home made” website for the Deanery which had been running for about three years. As time went on and the standard of websites generally improved, our site began to look somewhat “tired” and unprofessional.
- Forward in Faith, Diocese of Lincoln. We were a rather unusual and perhaps difficult commissioning group because we were attempting to put together a composite site that would gather together many different strands of Traditional Anglicanism in the Diocese of Lincoln. The first meeting with Daniel was a revelation.