The Methodist Church in Britain launches new website platform to support people exploring faith

19 March 2024

The Methodist Church in Britain is thrilled to announce the launch of its new website, designed for individuals exploring faith and seeking to deepen their spiritual journey. The site features a contemporary, user-friendly design, improved functionality, and easy access to essential resources to assist visitors in their exploration of faith.

Highlights of the site include a brand new church finder tool, making it easier for users to locate Methodist churches near them, and a comprehensive Resource Hub, providing churches with an array of assets and resources to plan their services and events effectively.

The new website is part of the Church’s ongoing commitment to be a growing, inclusive, evangelistic and justice-seeking church. Through God for All: the Connexional Strategy for Evangelism and Growth, specific funds have been made available to enhance the digital presence of the Methodist Church, as well as improve digital competency and confidence across Methodist churches.

“The focus on accessibility ensures that our message of faith and community is open to all, reflecting the importance of equality, inclusivity and diversity.”Ben Hollebon, Director of Digital Engagement

“With our new website, we aim to reach out to individuals at every stage of their faith journey, offering an accessible and welcoming platform to explore, learn, and grow,” said Ben Hollebon, Director of Digital Engagement of the Methodist Church in Britain. “The focus on accessibility ensures that our message of faith and community is open to all, reflecting the importance of equality, inclusivity and diversity. We’re also incredibly excited about the future opportunities this new web platform provides us, as we seek to understand how we can best resource the local church in the digital mission field.”

Key features of the new website include:

  • A brand new Church Finder Tool: An intuitive search tool to help users find Methodist churches in their area, including information about churches and contact information.
  • A modern web platform: A simple, modern platform designed with future development in mind, ensuring the website can grow and evolve to meet the changing needs of the Methodist Church.
  • A commitment to accessibility: A top priority in the website’s design, ensuring that all users can easily navigate and access the information they need. We are committed to implementing changes to make the website more accessible as we discover how people are using it in real context.
  • The Resource Hub: A new section providing an extensive collection of assets and resources for churches to plan their services, events, and community outreach programs effectively.

The Methodist Church in Britain’s new website will be regularly updated with news of church activities, faith exploration resources, and tools for churches to engage with their local communities.

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