A small village church could be making history this weekend as it broadcasts its Sunday service to the world using the internet and their newly installed Wi-Fi mast.
St Radegund’s Church in Grayingham, near Kirton in Lindsey,will be using an ‘app’ called Periscope at this Sunday’s service, May 3.
And the Rev Kathy Colwell is excited at the prospect of increasing her congregation to a potential audience of thousands.
“We usually have around 25 people in our congregation, which is good for a village of our size, but to have the opportunity to increase that number is very exciting,” she said.
“The introduction of the Wi-Fi mast to our church and our community has opened so many opportunities to us.
“And hopefully we can inspire more churches to follow suit.
“It enables us to take the word of God to people who maybe can’t make it to church, or even to a whole new audience.”
Believed to be one of only five English parishes dedicated to the sixth century St Radegund, the church at Grayingham had the mast installed by Quickline Communications late last year.
And now it will be using their super fast broadband to beam the service worldwide from their new Twitter account @st_radegund,
This Sunday’s service will start at 9am.
It will feature a guest preacher and organ scholar Thomas Mack.
The 50-minute service will be broadcast over Twitter and can be seen by following @st_radegund.
The Diocese of Lincoln will also be sharing the link on their own Twitter feed @CofELincoln.