Church Suite

MyChurchSuite

                        

Introduction

ChurchSuite is the software that St Margaret's is using our church administration, management and communication.  

We have the full range of modules available within ChurchSuite and are gradually introducing them all to the church family. The system is online and comes with a website interface as well as apps for iOS (Apple) and Android devices (links above)

 

Getting Set Up

You will have been sent an email that looks like this:

 

The password you set will be the same as you will use when you login using the smartphone ‘app’ – see below.

 

Once you have logged in, you will be able to manage your contact details, making updates where necessary. Please check and make any changes necessary, adding a photo.

 

In addition, if you are happy to do, please add your date of birth, marital status and current job. This information is restricted only to you and authorised church staff, it cannot be viewed by other church members.

 

USING THE ‘APP’

If you use a smartphone or tablet, you can download the ChurchSuite ‘App’ from either the iTunes store or the Google Play Store.(see buttons at top of page).

 

When you use the app for the first time, you need to enter the account name which is “stmargaretsangmering” and “.churchsuite.co.uk” is the extension which is shown.

 

The enter your email address and the password you created in step 1 above and you will have access to the site.

The ‘front’ page will show your details and currently any communications you will have received. 

 

Tapping the edit bar allows you to update your details at any time. Your personal details including date of birth; job; marital status and spouse name; are NOT visible to anyone else other than you and authorised church staff (see above).

 

You can adjust your privacy settings, choosing whether your address, tel no, mobile no and email are visible or not to others in the church family. They are visible by default so ‘untick’ the box if you wish them to be ‘hidden’.

 

There are also buttons to connect to other social logins (facebook and twitter) if you wish to do so.

 

MENU OPTIONS

If you tap on the menu ‘bars’ at the top left of the screen, you then have the other options available, which for the time being are:-

Home

My Communication

Search for others

More are planned to be added in the future possibly including rotas and groups amongst others.

By tapping on ‘Search for Others’ this gives you access to the online ‘directory’ with surnames listed in alphabetical order.

Using the search box on the top right hand side, type part or all of a name, then tap ‘search’ and you will see a listing of those people with that name appear.

Select the person you wish to see and their details will appear:

Photo (if uploaded)

Address (including a localised map), telephone number, mobile number, email address

 

If you are using an iPhone or other non-fruit based smartphone, from this page by tapping on the email address you can email the contact or by tapping the phone number be asked if you wish to call.

 

It is anticipated that this ‘tool’ will increasingly be used in church life, providing you with more information but also giving you control and ensuring that the church has the right contact information for you.