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Croydon Vineyard, Croydon

"We're a church plant and so many of our visitors check us out online first, and head to the website initially.

We knew that our website wasn't quite up to scratch but didn't have the expertise required in the church to get us where we wanted to go.  Church Pages have been fantastic - both in producing a site we are very happy with, but also to work with - their communication, patience and professionalism have been first rate and we'd be delighted to recommend them."

Andy Brims, Croydon Vineyard Welcome Pastor

Croydon Vineyard, London had a website that didn't quite meet their needs and as a new church they wanted a site that reflected the fact that they are a fun-loving, growing church with a heart to reach Croydon and the surrounding areas.

Croydon Vineyard's existing website was vibrant with a distinctive feel and the church very much wanted to continue to have this look, but to improve the functionality of the site. With this in mind they decided against having a templated website, but asked us to design a site that reflected their ethos and brand.

Following some conversations with Andy we got a strong idea of what the church wanted and set to work creating a mock up for the church to approve.

How the website was designed and built

Having received information and images from Andy we initially created a mock up that reflected the look and feel of the Croydon Vineyard's branding. We also included all the information that they were keen to have on the home page, and being a church that is blessed with great graphic designers we were sent through excellent images to work with.

With strong images and comprehensive copy we were able to create a church website for Croydon Vineyard that benefitted from:

  • A highly welcoming home page that reflected the fun loving nature of the church.
  • A home page that celebrated the church's multiculturism united in Christ.
  • An Instagram feed.
  • Embedded YouTube videos of sermons.
  • Embedded songs from the Croydon Vineyard Worship
  • Links to social media so that people can connect online

Working on Croydon Vineyard's church website was thoroughly enjoyable and we fully appreciated the time and effort put in by Andy whilst under enormous time pressures.

What else did Church Pages do?

Church Pages worked closely with Andy and his designer to ensure that the banners for the site worked well responsively.  This was a considerable challenge, but one that was worth the hard work. We also optimised the site.

How did the website go live?

Once Croydon Vineyard were happy with the new look of the website and all the checks had been made the site was launched in late September.

Conclusion

We really enjoyed creating a bespoke website for Croydon and seeing that they are actively engaged with it as a website. Knowing that their website is being used to help others come to know the exciting news of the Gospel is very encouraging as this is why the Church Pages Initiative was set up in the first place.