Click and connect: Digital Church reflections
Clergy and parishioners across Wales have been on a steep learning curve over the past month. With church buildings suddenly having to close just before Easter, a crucial time in the Christian calendar, they have worked fast to provide ministry online, creating ‘Digital Church’. Whether it’s live-streaming services on Facebook, uploading recorded daily offices on YouTube, hymns on SoundCloud, or inviting people to worship via Zoom, everyone from bishops to church wardens are harnessing whatever technology they can to continue serve their communities through this most difficult of times.
We caught up with a few of those trying something new to see how their experience of Digital Church was going and we will be publishing their reflections over the next few days. We hope that by sharing experiences, others may find inspiration or useful advice.
To find out how you can join Digital Church, check your local church’s website or social media to see what is going on or join one of the parishes listed here:
(Remember, you don't have to be on Facebook yourself to access live or recorded services.)
You can also now give digitally to help churches continue to serve their communities while buildings are closed.
- 01: Archbishop of Wales, John Davies
- 02: Canon Robert Townsend, Bangor Diocese
- 03: Chris Dearden, church warden, St Asaph Diocese
- 04: Molly Nixon, parishioner, St Davids Diocese
- 05: Christ Church, Cardiff, Llandaff Diocese
- 06: Fr John Connell, Monmouth Diocese
- 07: Revd Miriam Beecroft, Bangor Diocese
- 08: Ben Lines, St Padarn's Institute
- 09: Revd Dr Jason Bray, St Asaph Diocese
- 10: Christian Aid Week
- 11: Mth Rose Hill, Llandaff Diocese
- 12: Revd Mark Ansell, St Davids Diocese
- 13: Jean Morgan, parishioner, St Davids Diocese
- 14: Revd Zoe King, Llandaff Diocese