Web Design Case Study / Manchester Cathedral Events

Manchester Cathedral Events


Manchester Cathedral already has a website built and hosted by RO Web Solutions, and in 2013 they approached us to assist with an exciting project to build a "microsite" to help promote the hiring out of cathedral facilities for corporate and other events.

A limited budget was available for this project, but the requirements included having the facility to pretty much manage all the content on the site - photos, page copy, testimonials, partner information, downloadable PDF documents and more.

Additionally there needed to be a contact form to allow potential clients to register their interest in hiring out one of the venues.

The cathedral attracts some big-name clients, so the website had to look professional and slick and to effectively promote the grandeur of the halls and their facilities.


We wanted to give the cathedral a bang-up-to-date image, so we chose a fully-responsive, single-page design that uses smooth parallax scrolling effects and javascript animation techniques to provide that contemporary feel.

Fortunately we had access to some excellent internal photos and one of these features as the prominent 'hero' image at the top of the page. 

Each menu item scrolls smoothly to the relevant section and these are all fully managed by admin staff at the cathedral via a custom modified content management framework.

The contact form is a slick ajax-enabled affair, and the site has proved very popular since launch with many enquiries for large corporate events being placed via the contact form.

What we did

  • Content Management
  • Single Page Site

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