Vineyard website given digital award accolade
Norwich Vineyard was given a prestigious accolade in the first-ever Norfolk Christian Digital Communications Awards.
The Norwich church was given the Highly Commended accolade as a runner-up in the Best Small Church Website class at the ceremony held at Norwich Central Baptist Church on November 11.
The judges said of the entry: “This is a recently redesigned site. It is clean and simple with a modern design using a responsive template.” The site has been recently designed using the Church Insight web management system.
The awards were presented in front of a 90-strong audience by the Bishop of Norwich, the Rt Rev Graham James. Winner of the class was Lighthouse Community Church Sheringham and the other runner-up was Eternity Churches.
Bishop Graham, who is the Church of England lead spokesman on media issues, said: “We are not here to praise digital media for its own sake. We are here to give thanks for this new medium in which the timeless message of Jesus Christ and his death and resurrection can be communicated in our own day. We have new opportunities and it is wonderful that in Norfolk these are being seized. We have much to celebrate tonight.”
Network Norfolk publisher, Keith Morris, said: “We staged the awards to help recognize, reward and encourage good Christian digital communications across Norfolk. The event also helped us to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Network Norwich & Norfolk website.
“We had 108 entries, from which our judges selected the best 36 as finalists. We then put them out to a public vote and the response was overwhelming, with more than 1,200 different people contributing over 2,400 votes.
“Our finalists all demonstrated innovation, creativity and inspiration in their digital offerings and are often created by people working away behind the scenes. The winners had something extra special that stood out to the public who voted for them.”
Read about all the award winners
Pictured above are the award winners with the Bishop of Norwich.