If you wish to increase size of the text for easier reading, click with your mouse cursor on the left-hand blue "A" button towards the right of each page, just under the heading banner.
We have had this site designed to function well with "website readers" which convert text to audible speech. If you are using the site this way and find any problems, please contact the webmaster by phone on 01844 273337.
If you know what you want to find, the quickest way is to use the Internal Search box near the top right. Type in a word or short phrase, click on Go, and you will be given a list of pages where that word or phrase appears. Try and be as specific as you can - a common word like "church" or "faith" will throw up lots of entries. (Unfortunately, this internal-search facility will not bring up text from the Church Finder database.)
Navigation - getting around
If you want to explore this site, which has many pages and sub-pages, the place to start is the eight major section headings which appear across the top, just below the banner. Hover your mouse cursor over any of the titles to bring up a drop-down menu of the sub-sections. These also appear lower down on the left of the page. Click on any of the names to open up a sub-section with its own menu.
Anything about the Bishop, including his engagements diary, appears under "The Bishop".
Anything about the Diocese, its departments and offices, groups and organisations, priests and deacons, appears under "The Diocese" - as do the Walking Humbly and Together in Faith initiatives.
To find the location of, or any information about, any of our churches and Catholic schools, click on "Church Finder", which also often appears as a sidebar item on the right of many pages. The Church Finder page contains full instructions on how to use the interactive map.
"Faith" contains a number of features about the Catholic Faith, including liturgical information.
"Links" will get you to all our parish and schools websites
"Contact us" give you basic details for getting in touch with the Diocese or the webmaster. Full details of all the different offices etc are to be found under "The Diocese".
Another option for finding your way around is the string of page names separated by carets (>) just under the main-section names across the top. These words are called "breadcrumbs" by website designers because they give you a trail of how you've got to where you are. You can go "backwards" by clicking on these words.
Clicking on the cross and name on the left of the banner heading will always get you back to the Homepage.
As well as the main section titles in the bar under the banner, most pages also have a left-hand side menu listing all the sub-pages that belong to the section you are in. Double-click on any of the names to go there. However, some pages can only be found via a link from one other page. If you can't find a page you know you've seen, use the internal search box.
Any text in blue and bold , where your mouse cursor changes to a pointing finger as you pass over it, will take you to another page or website. Double-click on any such link. To get back to where you were, either use your browser's "Back" button (usually a left arrow at top left) or click on our top-bar headings.
Sometimes there will be a clickable link in the text which will enable you to download a document from our site onto your computer. However, if there are more than one or two documents related to a particular section, we have preferred to gather them together, in a categorised list, on a page called "Downloads" that you can find from the "Links" section. This gives full details on how to download, view and save documents.
Comments and contributions !
We would really value your comments and suggestions for how this site might be improved. And we'd also welcome longer articles or contributions for the various sections. If you can, send them as attachments to e-mails. Text documents should be sent in Microsoft Word, or if you don't have that, as Rich Text Format (RTF, usually available under the "Save As..." options.) Photographs or graphics should be sent as *JPG or *BMP format. Try not to send anything over 5Mb or so, but don't worry about too much resizing, we can do that.
Schools - if you want a photo or graphic on your map entry, please send in a *jpg or *bmp file, cropped to be square or near-square, longest side 150pixels, resolution approx 100dpi.
All feedback and contributions to the webmaster, Brin Dunsire