Every parish in the world should have a web page, though not every parish will have the resources or the need for a complex or expensive web page. The recommendations given here are not Canon Law, but rather represent the opinions of the directors of the Society of Archbishop Justus, which was formed for the purpose of furthering Christian communication on the internet.
Parish web pages serve these purposes:
In the first screen of every parish web site there should be certain basic information that every visitor to the web site needs to know:
It is not urgent that any other information be in the first part of the web page, but we have suggestions for what else should go in the first part of the web page.
Parish style. Episcopal churches vary in style and temperament. Some use incense and ring bells and are very formal. Some are very informal. It is common for people who have just moved to a new city to try to find a parish that is stylistically similar to what they left behind. Help them.
Parish history. When the church was built, and what role it has played in the community. Include photographs whenever possible. People really like photographs of churches. If you are very ambitious and your church is very pretty, you can produce a "virtual tour" to let people look around.
Full staff listing. Not just the basic contact information, but names, email addresses, phone numbers, and any other relevant contact information of all staff and vestry members for whom you think it is appropriate to publish such information. Note that in some countries the law requires you to get people's permission to be listed this way, and it is always polite to ask permission.
Event calendar. A summary of upcoming events, with contact information for suggestions for how to get more information.
Parish newsletter. Any news that you distribute on your web site saves postage, and it's much easier for people to find. Churches spend a lot of time, energy, and money printing things and distributing them to the members. Everything that your church prints on paper for public distribution should also be on its web site, somewhere.
Commentary on nearby or related parishes. Many parishes are part of a larger group or deanery or cluster of parishes. It is good to talk about this on your web page.
Links. If you want to provide a few "links to other places", then do so, but be careful that you keep your link collection up to date. Often it's better just to refer people to some other collection of links. Your diocesan home page (a link to which is mandatory for a parish page) will almost certainly have a "links" section; you can link to it.