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I need something really simple for my church to update a site, add/remove pictures, and change events in a calendar.

What's easy?

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I'm a big fan of Wordpress. If you are planning on hosting it yourself, you can use plugins, in which case the Events Calendar plugin looks pretty good. Wordpress makes it pretty to publish content, and the support is very decent. If you are not going to host it yourself, you can use Wordpress.com, but they do not have plugins available for Wordpress hosted sites.

Wordpress is a great blogging platform, but it also works surprisingly well for a simple CMS.

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“they do not have plugins available for Wordpress hosted site” — huh, I didn’t realise that. That seems like a shame. – Paul D. Waite Mar 17 '11 at 16:34
Yeah - it is a shame. They say it is due to security reasons: en.support.wordpress.com/plugins – BrianH Mar 17 '11 at 16:41
sure, I can imagine there’d be issues there. Shame they can’t inspect and approve a few though. Maybe the hosted versions has equivalents to the features people would want plugins for. – Paul D. Waite Mar 17 '11 at 16:45

I am surprised nobody mentioned Google Sites.

You can start from a template. Most templates allow the admin to manage articles, an image gallery, and a calendar.

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+1 for Google Sites. It easily integrates with a Google Calendar, too. – William Jackson Apr 6 '11 at 13:05

I know contao its an easier Typo3 clone but its much smaller and not so complicated. And you get a lot of plugins.

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Have a look at Weebly or Orbs.

Both with free and paid versions, simple/easy to use...

Note: I am not affiliated with either of these products, just have used them in the past...

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Why dont you consider a blogging site ?All your needs will be met and you dont have to worry about hosting and other hassles .
You could try tumblr

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Why done you try veolay, http://www.veolay.com, its not a cms, its a light cms, perfect for editing static content online and its not a hosted service, so its will run smooth on your own server.

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