We have now added a calendar plugin to the site, which provides two services for our visitors:
1. An “at a glance” guide to the next five events on the Home Page
2. A fuller calendar of all forthcoming events (click here)
You can click on the event within the summary and the full calendar to get further details of each event.
The plugin we have used is called Gigs Calendar, and gives us everything we need, however it does create a few quirks for the site. Every event added produces a blog post, which we have excluded from the main blog list and the RSS Feed. Unfortunately, there is no way to stop them from registering within the blog itself, and they are archived according to the date of the event, not the date they were added.
This means that the archive already shows blog entries right through to April 2009! Who needs a TARDIS, huh?
We figured that it was better to just live with this small quirk than to leave out the calendar altogether and we hope you agree. We also hope that you find this function to be useful, and use it for shaping any prayers you would like to offer for our ministry.
And, don’t forget … you can have an event of your own. Just contact us if you are interested.