Trinity Episcopal Cathedral is a 200-year-old parish in Columbia, South Carolina. It is a building with beautiful architecture and a congregation of people who love to serve. While the building and congregation are rich in tradition, Trinity also wants to be a place that welcomes visitors.
When looking for a church these days, people take to the Internet first. They want to be able to get a quick glance at service times, directions and what to expect on a Sunday morning. Past that, it is nice to be able to show the wide variety of ways one can participate in the life of the congregation.
So this was our challenge. Keystone needed to plan and design a site that would appeal to visitors and congregation members of various ages and demographics. Calendar events, interactive forms, news posts and social integration were all important elements of this site. For the design, we wanted to reflect the beautiful, old building while offering a modern, user-friendly website.
A Few Things We Love About this Church Website
- Visitors get a little bit more attention. The word "Visit" in the navigation is a little bolder and a different color, but the emphasis on visitors doesn't stop there. Visit is in the quick links box and in the footer, as well. Once a reader lands on the Visit section, contact information and an interest form can be found.
- Clean homepage with the most important information. The new Trinity homepage features a wide navigation that includes calls to action, a dropdown worship schedule, quick links, news posts and featured events - all the most important pieces of information, all in one place.
- Forms. Lots of Forms. If you know how a church works, you know how many events happen during any one week. People need to register for these events, so the Trinity site is powered by form after form using one of our recommended resources.
The staff and congregation at Trinity was a pleasure to work, and we look forward to seeing how this new site assists this Cathedral in meeting their mission.