Diocese of Nottingham

Google Maps integration and bespoke permissions for the Roman Catholic Diocese

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The Challenge

The Diocese of Nottingham is a Roman Catholic diocese of the Latin Rite. The diocese covers an area of over 5,000 square miles, taking in the counties of Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, most of Derbyshire, Rutland and Lincolnshire. The primary seat is the Cathedral Church of St Barnabas in Nottingham.

The team at the Diocese came to us looking for a brand new website to update their aging existing website and to also bring together the Education website with their own Diocese website. The Diocese were also looking for a system in the backend of the website that allowed the clergy to have protected content on the site that was behind a login and password. They also needed us to extract code from a Google Maps API that mapped out the boundaries of the Diocese across the counties that the Diocese covers.

What we did

Following our initial meetings with the Diocese team, after refreshing their brand logo, we moved into the wireframing and design stages for a bespoke homepage and content page. The diocese had a number of content types they needed setting up including parishes, schools, clergy, events, news and research.

Once the site pages were built, we then integrated Google Maps to show each of the parishes within the Diocese of Nottingham on one map. The map is able to pick up the parish pages that are populated in the backend and use their attribute data to build a map showing them all as pins. These pins can then be clicked on to give more information.

We also built a permissions module on the site. This allows members of the clergy to store sensitive data on the site behind a login that is only accessible via a password. This means that important files and data can be kept secure.

Finally we integrated the Bishop’s Twitter page on to their new site for regular updates, helping to bring the website fully up to date with the digital changes it is facing.

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