Features and improvements introduced over the last month

Learn more about the features and improvement we have made in ChurchDesk over the last month. We invest every month in making our service to you even better. Here you can learn how we have done that.

ChurchDesk is introducing a new calendar

In December 2019 we introduced our new calendar to churches and it's been very well received. Now we're switching all users to the new calendar with a lot of improvements. 

Add sign-up forms directly to your events in ChurchDesk

If and when you’re able to host corona-safely events, it’s recommended that you ask people to sign up. Now you’re able to easily add a sign-up form directly to an event from within the ChurchDesk Calendar.

A better solution for people working in multiple parishes

At ChurchDesk we’re observing the everyday life of the church and have noticed how more and more churches have started sharing their human resources such as their organist, choir and even warden. ChurchDesk would like to help accommodate this new way of collaborating between parishes. That’s why we’re now providing you with a great solution to collaborate with your neighbouring parishes.

Coordinate staff and volunteers easily with the new absence calendar

We are always working to improve our already great calendar for you. Today, we are adding a new view for absences so your daily view becomes less cluttered.

How to use QR codes successfully in your church

QR codes are everywhere by now. We also have integrated these smartphone-readable links into ChurchDesk forms. Read on to learn how you can successfully use this tool in your church!

New website themes are now accessibility compliant

By 23 September 2020, The Government Digital Service (GDS) requires all websites in the public sector to be compliant with the WCAG 2.1 AA accessibility standards. ChurchDesk has made sure that you can comply with these if you also want your church's online presence to be more accessible.

New improvements to your ChurchDesk Calendar

We’ve received many requests for the following improvements which we’re excited to introduce to you.

ChurchDesk Multi-Parish supports work across multiple congregations and churches

ChurchDesk Multi-Parish is the new tool for benefices and parishes that work across multiple congregations or churches. 

Get a better overview with the new and powerful ChurchDesk Calendar

Throughout the years we’ve received a lot of great feedback on the ChurchDesk Calendar. Not surprising since the calendar is the heart of running a church. Based on your feedback and in collaboration with various users of ChurchDesk we’ve now made introduced a new calendar. 

Get a beautiful website with our new website elements and let us do all the work!

We are excited to give you more and highly flexible design options for your ChurchDesk website. It is now even easier to make beautiful church websites.

Copyrights: Make sure to credit people for their work

ChurchDesk now supports crediting your images on your website. Simply add the copyright details when uploading your images to your file archive and we’ll make sure to show this on your website. It only requires that you use Theme 6 & 8.. Oh and we are soon launching a new theme again (it looks beautiful).

Search your ChurchDesk Calendar & other Goodies...

You’ll now be able to search for any event or absence in your ChurchDesk Calendar. To run a search, simply type the title in the search bar.

5 ideas to make the Electoral Roll Refresh easier, quicker, and more valuable

Ask most electoral roll officers and church wardens about what they’re looking forward to at the moment and the answer’s probably not the Electoral Roll refresh. So, here are 5 ideas for making this an easier, quicker, and more valuable process for your volunteers and congregation.

Sell tickets and receive donations with ChurchDesk

With our new integration between ChurchDesk Payments & Giving and ChurchDesk Forms, you now have a very powerful and easy to use tool for managing event signups, payments and donations in one go.

What is Email Segmentation? Why do it?

It’s been an exciting year for the church, and we have experienced church staff and parishioners embrace email communication like never before… and th...

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New feature: Reporting on messages

We recently introduced a great new feature in "Reporting" that allows you to understand the effect on all messages - both emails and text messages (SM...

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The State of Volunteering in Churches Today: Dismal or Delightful?

Volunteers are an essential part of any church, and are fundamental to its success. But what is the current situation churches are facing in terms of ...

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