Welcome – we’ve made a few further changes to the appearance of the site including a new colour scheme. Please read on for more details.
Changes are in hand to comply with the new GDPR regulations. The latest update to WordPress give tools to aid compliance and a template for a Privacy Notice.
Redundant data is being removed in line with a Data Retention Policy. Contact forms have been modified to comply. Consent Forms are almost ready to be sent out.
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Each church has its own area of the site, and each church has their own people looking after it and providing content – articles and pictures – to help make their site fresh, clearly identifiable and unique. If you’d like to help with this, you can contact us here. A Featured post area on the right hand side has been added to each churches sidebar. This has room for up to 3 posts of special interest.
To help you find what you’re looking for, there’s a large Search box at the top and bottom of every page. Just type in what you’re looking for and hit Enter/Return on your keyboard.
Your web browser
To get the most out of this new site, you should be using the latest version of a modern web browser – such as Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, or Internet Explorer 11 or later on a PC or Mac, or the latest mobile browser on your tablet or phone. Whilst most of the site will work in earlier versions, you may not see all of the site in the same way.
Behind the scenes
You’ll have noticed the visual and layout changes, but the most important changes are behind the scenes – the new platform for the site will make it easier to add new content, adapt the layout as we grow, and far easier for the people at each church to interact with the site and make their own contributions.. Each cluster has an editor with extra privileges to modify their ‘cluster of churches’ Static Pages, to keep them up to date with changes to groups, facilities, contacts and Leadership.
If you view the site on different size screens – such as a mobile phone, iPad, laptop – you should notice that the appearance of many parts of the site changes from one screen to another. This is intentional, and it means that the site is adjusting the content to best suit the device you’re using. So you won’t have lots of tiny information to fit into a small phone screen, and there will be much more content available to fit in to a large desktop screen.
Updates and News
We’ve made it much easier to post regular news, articles and updates for all of the churches. We’ve trained members of our churches to learn how to use the system and post their own updates. This will help to keep the site fresh and useful for you and make it attractive to those looking to join a church.
We’ve created a What’s On guide that covers everything from Sunday worship to coffee mornings and small groups and external events. You can see what’s on around the whole circuit at a glance in the sidebar of the circuit pages, and each church has its own guide too. You can also see a listing of what’s on by choosing What’s On>All Events from the main menu. Either way, just click on an event to see more details, times and a location map.
You can still email or telephone the people you want in each church and the circuit office. You’ll notice that some people – e.g. Ministers – now have new ‘circuit’ or ‘church’ email addresses. We’ll be expanding this system over the coming months so that you can easily remember how to contact different functions in each church (Hinckley have been using this system for some time).
You can also contact us directly from this website by using the simple Contact Form. Just complete a few details and click the Submit button. We will develop this page shortly so that you can direct your query straight to the person or church you want.
Facebook & Social Media
The circuit Facebook page is back in action and can be found by clicking on the Facebook logo at the foot of each page.
As well as liking the Circuit Facebook Page, you can also share items from the website directly by clicking the buttons below the article – so you can tell friends on Facebook, Twitter, etc. about what you’ve seen on the site.
All of this helps us to publicise what’s happening around the churches and the circuit and build interest in our churches and the work we do.
Several of the Circuit Churches have their own facebook pages.