For the first time since the pandemic started, the service at Cale Green was live-streamed last Sunday, 30th May. Until now, we have always pre-recorded video for Sunday services and repeated the worship and talks in the on-site service at Cale Green.
You couldn’t fail to notice that we had a few teething problems with the live-streaming! The stream worked best on YouTube and Facebook but didn’t feed through at all to the Church Online Platform where we usually meet for online church. On top of that, we encountered some niggling problems with audio on the feed and the stream itself was interrupted towards the end of the service.
We are sorry that the stream did not come up to the high standard that we are aiming for.
We are working hard to improve the quality and reliability of the stream, week by week.
Covid restrictions limit the number of people who can work together in the PA booth at Cale Green, where all the mixing of audio and video is carried out for the livestream. But despite these limitations, the team is learning fast and getting to grips with the new skills and capabilities involved in live-streaming.
In the next few weeks, a major upgrade to the Internet connection at Cale Green will be installed which will permit a significantly higher quality feed with much increased reliability.
Despite the fragmented recording last Sunday, viewing figures on YouTube in particular were far higher than usual. This demonstrates the potential we have to reach more people as we livestream publicly to YouTube and Facebook.
For the time being, please access online church on either YouTube or Facebook.
For now, services will not be streamed to the Church Online Platform (https://360life.online.church).
You do not need to have a YouTube account to see church services on YouTube.
However, if you do have a YouTube account and login, you will get notifications when live-streaming is starting, providing you have already subscribed on YouTube to the church’s YouTube channel.
To find the church on YouTube, click on the YouTube icon found in the footer of every page on the church website. Or click on the specific link on the Home page on our site at https://360life.church.