What is iChurch?

IChurch is a URC service resourcing local churches. We will Church will help you get your church online, whether or not you have an expert webmaster, and even if you need us to design, run and update your site for you.

Our Story

Lawrence Moore, a former director of the Windermere Centre began iChurch.

Following the closure of the Windermere Centre in May 2017, iChurch moved across from the education and learning department, to become part of the work of the communications department. Natasha Springer, was appointed to the part-time post (20 hours a week) of iChurch Coordinator, and she started in the role on 3 January.

We have moved to new hosting provision with VTSDesign; established a support site including user forum; established a support site including a user forum; and delivered training to lots of people. We now host some 150 iChurch sites. 2016 saw the inaugural iChurch Awards, where the top sites were recognised for their achievement as examples of great practice, and other well-designed sites were shared to inspire others.

Moving Forward

  1. In summer 2018, we’re launching iChurch 5, developed to make it even easier to use iChurch. It’s a new template for websites, with a contemporary look, and with lots of power for those who want to explore further.
  2. All iChurch websites are hosted by VTSDesign. The sites are secure and we have the capacity to create custom hosting packages to suit your needs.
  3. In January 2018 we introduced a a series of price options for those churches able to afford to pay normal (though highly competitive!) rates for their IChurch provision [click here]. Those unable to afford these set fees are invited to discuss other options with us.

    Discover iChurch

    You can choose to use our established template, iChurch 4, or our new style, iChurch 5. Click on the buttons below to explore the options.

    iChurch 4 iChurch 5

    Managed Sites

    If you would rather not run your website yourself, we can provide site management services, where iChurch staff design your site in consultation with you, then continue to post the content that you send us, as well as making sure your site’s software is kept up to date and secure.

    If you’d like to find out more about how this could work for you, please make contact with Natasha to discuss your needs.

    Next Steps

    To get started with your iChurch site, either join an iChurch training course, or get in touch.