King Charles the Martyr
Built in 1676, the Church of King Charles the Martyr is a Grade I listed building in Tunbridge Wells and a rare example of English Baroque architecture. It’s especially noted for its beautiful, ornate plaster ceiling and it popular as a place of worship and a concert venue.
The church brought me in to advise on a new website. The main goals were to improve communication within the parish, promote events and raise its profile as a heritage asset.
- An events calendar which reads live XML data from a Google Calendar that is managed by the Vicar
- Integration with social media – the calendar automatically populates Facebook with timed reminders via RSS, and the Facebook page is embedded in the website
- Upload of weekly newsletters and event leaflet PDFs
- Responsive design so visitors can access parish information on a mobile phone
- An engaging heritage section which includes the history of church, architecture, King Charles I and Queen Victoria;
- A booking form to hire the church hall for functions, classes etc.
- Promotion of the church as a venue for chamber music and choral concerts