One of the surprise outcomes of the COVID-19 restrictions has been the great number of people who have tuned in to join us via Facebook Live.
Not only has this technology helped our regular members gather for church, but it’s also been a wonderful way to include friends and neighbours from our village, valley and way beyond into our services.
For this reason, our Archbishop has encouraged our churches to continue live-streaming into the future so that we can keep this terrific form of community engagement going for good.
So, we will continue to stream our services to Facebook Live, especially during the time of COVID-19 restrictions, so that we can carry out our Covid-Safe plan which provides unwell and higher-risk people with the option of staying home without missing out.
Our prayer is that everyone who is able to safely attend will come and be with us in person, but this technology means we can have a safe and inclusive environment for everyone to connect with our services via video broadcasts.
Our video cameras are located at our all-new tech area at the back of the church, but from this weekend we will not be having any ultra-wide angle shots of the whole inside of the building, so that people can attend without any concern about being filmed.
If you need or would like to avoid being filmed for livestream, then please sit on the left (carpark) side of the church and avoid the front four rows. If you sit in the seats on the right side then you might find the back of your head filmed from time to time when you stand up, but it won’t get in the way of the shot.
We’re praying that the new technology will help us continue to connect our church with the world through Facebook Live, whilst also maintaining a place where we can gather in person, without worrying about about video cameras, if that is a concern to you.