Norfolk Christian Digital Awards roll of honour
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Winner: Words of Joy from Joy Lenton
Judges said: Words of Joy has a clear and spiritually resonant online voice. Joy knows what it is to be still in God’s presence and brings much blessing to her readers.
Nigel Tuffnell, Kung Fu Preacher Man: A brilliant weekly insight into the Bible, put in lay man’s terms so very easy to understand. It almost feels as if he is talking to you.
Andrew Bryant, With the Collar off: Attractive blog - nice fonts and graphics, very readable posts.
Old Meeting House Church Blog
Best Use of Social Media
Winner: Norwich Foodbank
Judges said: Norwich Foodbank uses social media to reach new people, to share real stories and bring the vital community work they do to life.
Aylsham Parish Church: This church uses social media very effectively in its community, reaching far beyond the Sunday congregation. What is particularly special is the way different generations all interact through the Facebook page.
Matthew Project: This Twitter account has over 2,000 followers and has used social media to fundraise and keep in touch with people whose lives have changed as a result of using their services.
Blossom & Yarn
CYF Missioner Simon Fenn
Kevin Cobbold Funeral Services
Best Small Church Website
Winner: Lighthouse Community Church, Sheringham
Judges said: The Lighthouse website is modern, clear and easy to use and effectively promotes this church’s varied activities which reach out to the local community.
Norwich Vineyard: Recently redesigned site. Clean, simple, modern design using a responsive template
Eternity Churches: Newly designed website which is fresh, gives a good public face to the church and is easily navigated. It demonstrates what can be done with a bit of creativity and a smallish budget.
The Gateway Church
Wellspring Family Church
Best Large Church Website
Winner: St Thomas Norwich
Judges said: The St Thomas Norwich website is appealing and modern and gives a fresh-looking digital welcome, reflecting the dynamic nature of this church.
Proclaimers: This website has proved a powerful tool in encouraging people to come to church. Built entirely by volunteers, the site looks like it was built by professional developers and designers.
Holy Trinity Norwich: This church’s online presence has taken a great leap forward with its new website. It is fun, accessible and communicates the vision and values clearly.
Aylsham Parish Church
Gateway Vineyard Norwich
Best Christian Organisation Website
Winner: The Magdalene Group
Judges said: The Magdalen Group has worked hard to remain innovative and dynamic in reaching out to its target audience. The website is modern, relevant, functions well and the call to action is clear.
Fountain Network: This website is intuitive and well designed with numerous users who work together, share testimony and increase the fruitfulness of the Kingdom of God.
Letton Hall: This is a brand new website which is visually stunning with punchy images and attractive layouts.
Diocese of East Anglia (RC)
Diocese of Norwich
Most Innovative Use of Digital Media
Winner: Tommy the Tiger from St Thomas' Norwich
Judges said: Our winner’s idea is appealing, simple and engaging and has had a far-reaching national impact with over 50,000 views.
We Are the Chorus: These talented people communicate Christianity effectively. They reach out to the ‘YouTube Generation’; and tell them about the Gospel in their own language.
Soul Circus: Something quite unique that brings an extraordinary multi-sensory experience
Read a news report about the digital awards presentation night
Best use of social media
Most innovative use of digital media
Best Christian organisation website
Best small church website
Best large church website