St Radegund’s church in Grayingham could be the first Church of England church to broadcast their Sunday service over the internet, using the app, Periscope.
This forward thinking community may be the first in the country to broadcast their Sunday service live to the rest of the world, using the internet and their newly installed Wi-Fi mast on Sunday 3rd May.
The Revd Kathy Colwell is excited at the prospect of increasing her congregation to a potential audience of thousands.
She said: “We usually have around 25 people in our congregation, which is good for a village of our size, but to have the opportunity to increase that number is very exciting.”
“The introduction of the Wi-Fi mast to our church and our community has opened so many opportunities to us and hopefully we can inspire more churches to follow suit.”
“It enables us to take the word of God to people who maybe can’t make it to church, or even to a whole new audience.”
St Radegund’s church in Church Lane, Grayingham, had the mast installed by Quickline Communications late last year, and will be using their super fast broadband to beam the service worldwide from their new Twitter account @st_radegund, using the increasingly popular Periscope app.
The service will start at 9am and will feature a guest preacher and organ scholar Thomas Mack.
The 50minute service will be broadcast over Twitter and can be seen by following @st_radegund.
The Diocese of Lincoln will also be sharing the link on our Twitter feed @CofELincoln.
The church is also taking part in the West Lindsey’s Churches Festival and on Friday 8th May there is a concert starting from 7.30pm which will featue music for organ, French horn, trumpet, clarinet and choir.
Organiser Linda Patrick said: “Visitors do not have to be a regular churchgoer to enjoy the feeling of peace and welcome when entering a church or chapel for the first time.”
“And the welcome comes in many different guises, from people manning the church wishing to share their knowledge to the building itself.”