We’re planning how we can make A Church Near You work better for you.
If there’s a feature you’d like to see, suggest it here.
Reviewing the visitor experience. This will include looking at the homepage, the search and filter experience and considering refreshing the page designs with more options for images, video and text formatting and styles.
Review and improve options for displaying 'who's who' information or multiple contacts clearly, including looking at what pulls through from the contact page to the contact tile on the homepage.
Reviewing how tagging and filtering works and which tags we have.
Explore ways we could reduce duplication work for churches who run a separate website or who put their news and events into a third party system or calendar.
Explore ways to improve what dioceses see, based on diocesan feedback.
Recap: What we did earlier in 2023
Benefice functionality: Making things easier for people who manage multiple churches and increasing Benefice homepage functionality - involving focus groups of editors in the creation of this functionality, which will launch Mid-March 2023
Reopened Church Development Tool for 2023
Improved and relaunched Online Service Register function
Improvements to the integration with the Life Events Diary, including introduction of a Room Booking page
Recap: What we did in 2022
Adding an option to connect your page to the Church of England’s new Everyday Faith portal - complete
Improving and relaunching the Church Development Tool function - complete
Making it easier to manage and add images within A Church Near You - complete
Reviewing the inbox functionality and forwarding messages from the public in full to email address of your choice - complete
Simplifying the editor signup and approval process - complete
Option of dedicated box on homepage for your Safeguarding info, rather than having to include it in your welcome message - complete
Christmas features - complete
This page was last updated on 14 June 2023.
In future emails to A Church Near You editors we’ll share more updates and opportunities to test and feedback on new functionality before it launches.
Have you got feature you'd like to see added or is there something you'd like changed? Suggest it here.