Religion in the Internet Age
From virtual candles to online prayer groups, religion has adapted surprisingly quickly to the internet age. There are Cardinals who tweet and online discussion forums for different parishes. Since Churches and religions are often accused of being reactionary and behind the times, social media is one area where they are often ahead of the curve. Their commitment to online communication puts many small businesses to shame.
For this reason, we were happy to help create a new website for a local parish. They already had a website (yes, they are that commited to social media that this was a relaunch not a first launch!). However as the needs of the parish had changed, the older congregation became more comfortable with the internet and website fashions changed, they decided they wanted a new site.
As a Church, a free site was an attractive proposition and they decided they did not need to purchase a domain name (opting instead to save precious funds for more important local initiatives). It was also important that it was simple to update.
After a few online discussions with the parish priest, we compiled a brief, decided on a colour scheme and built a shiny new site.
It's now live on the internet and the parish are getting to grips with uploading their bulletins, prayer schedules, reader rotas and events timetable.
10/21/2013 12:34:44 am
Love this Weebly site, I had no idea I could make a free blog so easily, thanks!
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