St John’s live-streamed its first service on Sunday September 3.
For three years, services had been recorded live, and then edited offline before publishing to YouTube on Sunday evenings. With live-streaming, our internet-based congregation can join in as the worship service unfolds.
Installation of the equipment was made possible through a generous grant from the Tartan Foundation, following a budget approval by Parish Council. In addition to new cameras and controllers, a new sound mixer and computer were purchased to run the whole system. Steve Slovenz graciously built a console to hold all the new equipment, which has been installed in the back two pews. Our pre-existing sound equipment has been incorporated, necessitating moving everything to the back of the church. Microphones have been installed over the choir, and close to 500 feet of cabling were required to link everything together.
We thank the tireless efforts of Gary Dunfield and Cameron Finlay for making this dream a reality!
As before, recorded services are available to be viewed at any time through our YouTube channel. To date, four people have been trained on using the system, but more volunteers are welcome to join “the AV team” - just contact the Wardens.