Livestreaming worship from your home
The latest announcement from the Government means that church buildings must be closed – not even the priest can enter to pray.
This means it will no longer be possible to livestream any kind of worship, readings, prayers etc from church buildings – it must be done at home.
There are some things to consider when filming from home, including:
- Livestreaming should be operated by the person presenting or a member of their household, do not bring in anyone to help.
- Make a virtue of the fact you are shooting it at home – it will set a good example and show others you are following the stay-at-home rules
- Choose a suitable room and check what’s in the background of the shot – for safeguarding and privacy reasons move/remove photographs of family members
- Do you need to livestream? Why not shoot a video in advance (it takes the pressure off and mistakes can be rectified)
The CofE nationally are providing video resources for churches to use, more will be uploaded in the next few days, so there is material available if you cannot produce a video or livestream.
The Diocese is also sharing links with churches livestreaming from home that you can encourage your congregation to watch. Details will be on the website and our social media channels.
Find out more on the CofE website