McMorran Media

The Church of All Saints Church, Berkhamsted


St John the Divine

The Church of St John the Divine is an inner-city London Church with a rich heritage of Victorian architecture and thriving musical tradition. Their need for a refreshed website was to improve communications and outreach in the local community.

The site’s key function is to enable smart working for the parish office staff, who can log in and easily update the events calendar and to manage weekly parish newsletters. Drawing on the success of previous project in this sector, I delivered:

  • A fully editable content management system
  • Login for the parish office staff to manage contacts, newsletters and events
  • A smartphone & tablet-friendly site using a responsive design framework
  • RSS feeds which automatically populate a Facebook page, greatly increasing comms reach

The church is a noted example of Gothic Revival architecture, much admired by the poet John Betjeman, and the website celebrates this heritage with an clickable diagram of the church and an interactive guide to the gargoyles. Because these features are smartphone-accessible, visitors can use the guides as they walk around the church, providing a content-rich visitor orientation feature. The site also celebrates the church’s history with an immersive timeline interface, which explores Victorian London, the origins of cricket, the construction of the Underground, the Blitz and Black history.