Hardington Vale Parish comprises six churches in rural Somerset, including Farleigh Hungerford, Hemington, Laverton, Norton St Philip, Rode and Tellisford. Part of the Deanery of Frome in the Wells Archdeaconry and within the Diocese of Bath & Wells.
As an active community, the parishioners needed to update their old website and turned to Blue Web to design a vibrant new website that they could easy manage and update themselves. The website is updated weekly with every church service, special events, prayer meetings, local parish news, and seasonal activities such as Christmas carol services, Easter and many other activities in the busy church calendar.
Keeping up with the times, the parish website also includes a blog and news from the rector on a regular basis. For the development of the site, multiple views and opinions on the design were taken into account and a competition was held amongst the parishioners to design the new website logo.
Wesley Kitt of Blue Web stated that:
Many websites we do are for businesses, it makes a nice change to work with a community website where the goals are somewhat different o a business. At the same time, the ability to update the website easily and focus on what’s important to the local parishioners has similarities to business websites. One significant difference in the development of the site was agreeing and satisfying the needs of a range of interested parties across the parish.