Church of England Diocese of Durham St. Paul Spennymoor

Live from St Paul's - new technology to improve streamed services

18 Mar 2021, 4:15 p.m.
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For more than a year we’ve been live-streaming Sunday services online as one way of helping to keep our parishes connected.

So, with the help of a mobile phone and Facebook, many were able to join services remotely, but as the impact of the pandemic continues to be felt, a longer term solution was needed to ensure those who do join us online are able to participate with improved picture and sound quality.

Thanks to a grant of nearly £3,000 from Allchurches Trust, St Paul’s has been able to invest in new technology to significantly improve our online offering which includes a state-of-the-art video camera, professional streaming equipment and monitors to watch the output. The technology has been integrated into the existing sound system and was installed by Damascus Road Technical Services who operate out of the St Paul’s Centre.

The new tech was used for the first time in early March and we’re pleased to say it went well, so we’re looking forward to getting to grips with its capabilities over the coming weeks and months.

As has been the case over the past year, we will continue to live-stream services when congregations start to return to the building for worship, but the new infrastructure means the camera won’t need to obscure the worship leader and aisle as it did previously.

To see the new kit being used during Sunday services at 10:30am, log on to www.facebook.com/stpaulsspennymoor. You don’t need to be a member of Facebook to join the service.