The lead pastor Ant had the following to say about our work:
“Highly recommend Andrew’s work! Always friendly and he delivers a high quality and efficient service tailored to specific needs. We certainly will continue to use him as a media and content provider for our community.”
We recently had the opportunity to redesign and build a website for Forest Town Church in St Albans. They previously had a plan with Wix which was costing them way too much money a year and left them with an outdated website without the flexibility that they needed.
We brought them over to a WordPress based site which gave us huge potential design and feature wise to turn their site into an up to date hub for the community. Moving to WordPress saved them a lot of money. Now all they pay is a minimal amount for their 2 domain names and are on a free charity hosting package provided by TSOHost (who are amazing!)
The church’s old site was full of stock photography which we wanted to eliminate so we spent a couple of days at the church taking photos and shooting some video for us to use throughout the site. We also shot a piece to camera video of the lead pastor welcoming people to the site.
Feature wise, the site integrates with their database software called ChurchSuite meaning the site is always up to date with upcoming events and community groups which people can sign up for from the site. As well as this, we uploaded the last two years worth of sermons onto the site for visitors to listen to and still maintain the management of these going forward.
On the back end of things, we have maintained a super fast page load time and have used Google’s Webmaster Tools and Yoast SEO to push the church consistently on page 1 of Google for ‘Churches in St Albans’. As much as the church isn’t a competitive organisation and doesn’t run like a traditional business, we wanted to make sure people who were looking for the church could find it as quickly and as easily as possible without huge load times. We also registered a new domain for them (foresttown.church) but added their already owned domain (foresttownchurch.org) as a secondary domain and allowed emails to be sent through both domains.
We are really proud of what we have created and hope that it will continue to serve the church in all they use it for.