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High quality website important, say 99%

Date: 19 August 2014

With information technology moving faster and websites evolving all the time, the diocese is starting to develop plans for a new website to help improve the use and usefulness of the current online shop window.

The decision follows analysis of the results of a website survey earlier this year, in which over 250 respondents – of which 99% were connected in some way to the Church and one-third were clergy - gave feedback, including:

    - most visit the website once a month (38%) or once a week (25%) often for a specific purpose

    - most (57%) think the current website ‘could be easier’ to use

    - around half of users sometimes visit to find out the latest news around the diocese

    - over 70% of visitors saw news from around the diocese while looking for other things on the website

    - over 90% thought that the quality of the online news was either ‘good or average’

    99% said a high quality website is important

More generally, users that responded also wanted improved ‘search’ facilities; more up-to-date information; details of forthcoming events; a list of contacts and a clear, simple and user-friendly home page. Find out more on the results of the website survey by clicking here.

A steering group is looking at the finer detail of how the new website will take shape, but it’s not too late for your input, which can be sent by email to

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