15/06/2017

Sign up to the CofE Portal to access our new online database

We are encouraging parish officers to sign up to the CofE Portal to gain access to our new online database and other useful national resources that make it easier for you.

We’ve been investing in new technology to make it easier to keep our online database up to date and for parishes and clergy to search for key contacts. This database – called the contact management system – has been jointly developed by dioceses across the church of England. Over half are signed up to the system with more joining as we see this as an ideal solution to our local needs. This has also meant we are pooling knowledge and resources to make a better system for all.

Fully compliant with data protection legislation the new system gives much more flexibility and adaptability.

Our staff at St James House have been fully trained on how to use the system which we will be launching publically soon. This means that we are ending our old parish info system and once we have finished testing the new system we will launch it publically.

We will launch the new online database on Monday 19th June

Director of Communications, Stuart Haynes said “this is a massive step for our communications. The new database is flexible and easy to use and will really benefit everyone in our parishes improve the way we can contact one another. More than that through having access to a range of nationally developed online resources such as the excellent church support hub and church print hub you have everything you might need in one place. This is the future for church communications and it is essential all get involved. I believe it is vital for everyone with an interest in church life to sign up". 
Register for CofE Portal
At https://cofeportal.org.login and click register for an account

Type in your full details. Please make sure that you use the same email address that will be registered within the database.. Choose a new password that you will remember. After submitting this information go to your email and click on the link to validate your account
 
This will take you to a sign on page where you should sign in with your email address and password. you will get a an email to activate your account. You will need to click to activate it.
  • Now click on the new tile which says Contact Management System
  • Now click on the Request CMS access (on Left hand side)
  • Choose the Diocese of Liverpool
  • Choose your Parish (you can leave this blank if you role is not within a Parish)
  • Enter your Postcode. 

The system will now ask the administrator of the database if access should be granted. This requires a real person to check everything is OK and to apply the relevant permissions to the database. As soon as the verification step has been completed you will then have access to the database.

We recommend you don't  tick the box to make your details private, this would result in people not
being able to find you. In the settings you can be very specific about what data is shared within the Diocese and on the Public directory.

""his is the future for church communications and it is essential all get involved. I believe it is vital for everyone with an interest in church life to sign up".

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Other benefits of the CofE Portal

Registering with the CofEPortal not only gives you access to the contact management database it also enables you to have easy links to really useful sites such as a church near you; the church support hub; the church print hub and much more.

Its quick and easy to register and will make it so much easier for clergy, wardens, administrators and other parish officers to manage their parish.

Sign up now at https://cofeportal.org/login