The Archbishops of Canterbury and York, Dr Rowan Williams and Dr John Sentamu, have launched new websites to help project the Archbishops’ beliefs, activities and personalities to a wider audience, with the aim of creating sites that utilise the best in web technology and design.
Both websites use a fresh and modern design, which share a similar style and structure, but different content. The design themes of each site help complement the public profile of both Archbishops, with the Archbishop of Canterbury’s site using shades of contemplative blue and grey, whilst the Archbishop of York features vibrant reds. New functionality has also been introduced in both sites such as videos, RSS feeds, a ‘contact us’ form and photo gallery.
Archbishop’s Rowan Williams and John Sentamu both have personal pages covering their biographies, background on personal interests - such as poetry, and Russian literature for the former and York City FC for the latter!
A Lambeth Palace spokesperson said: “We recognise the huge potential and increasing importance of web based communication and see it as central to ensuring that the messages of both Archbishops and the Church of England are widely heard. Through our new websites the Archbishops will be able to reach out to fresh audiences through use of video, audio and other facilities. More adaptable and user-friendly websites will make it easier for people inside and outside the church to access the Archbishops and their ministries, and to better understand the part which both Archbishops play in our national life and in the wider Anglican Communion.”
The website addresses are: