Continuing Church community through online media

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Churches across the county have found ways of utilising on-line tools to keep in touch with their congregations, providing a range of resources for Christians to keep connected through the current time. Phil Stollery reviews some of those available.


The speed at which Churches have embraced the digital age has varied considerably over the years, but the Coronavirus pandemic has focused the minds of many on how current technology can be used to communicate with their congregations, encouraging people through worship, prayer, teaching and preaching. There are numerous different tools available, and what is used can depend partly on the numbers you are looking to connect with and what you are looking to do.

Over the next few weeks and months we will be sharing more resources and links, together hopefully with stories and experiences of people through this time. For now, here are some of those already established…

St Edmundsbury Cathedral

Bishop Martin & Mike lead daily morning prayers at 8:30 on their Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/BishopsCofEsuffolk/

Said Eucharist at Noon

Evening Prayer at 5pm (Saturday 3.30pm)

Sunday morning prayer at 8:45 & worship at 10am

https://www.facebook.com/stedscathedral/

St Augustines Church Ipswich

A range of online ‘services can be found on their Facebook page, including;

‘Weekday Church’ online with Amy and Matt Key

10am Saturdays – ‘Kids Church online’

10:30am Sundays – ‘Sunday Church online’

https://www.facebook.com/staugustinesipswich

West Road Church, Bury St Edmunds

Sunday service live at 10:45am

https://westroad.online.church/

St Johns Church, Elmswell

Compline every Tuesday & Thursday at 8pm

Sunday service live at 10:30am

(Also available via telephone audio only – see their web site for access details)

https://www.facebook.com/stjohnselmswell/

Colchester Road Baptist Church, Ipswich

Sunday morning service live at 10:30am

https://livestream.com/crbcipswich/live