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Staying Connected: Bristol Churches Online Services Guide


Across Bristol during these strange times with the COVID-19 pandemic, we're all getting used to staying in more with almost no face to face socialising, except the occasional walk/run in the park or essential trip to the shops etc. We are reminded at this time that our churches are not the mere bricks and mortar of our meeting spaces, but consist of the people, who now separated are finding alternative ways to build community and worship online. Please see below for a growing list of alternative online Sunday (mainly) streaming services and gatherings etc:

If you wish to add to the guide, please send the details (as per the below examples) to this email address:

N.B. - Also at the bottom of this list are a couple of messages, for help with making online services and online worship provision.


Church Name: B&A Church Bristol
What: Closed on Sunday? / Ignite Youth: Closed on Sunday? / Kids Church: Closed on Sunday?
When: New gatherings every Sunday morning
Link: www.babristol.org

Church Name: Carmel
What: Online Sunday Service
When: Sunday, 10am
Link: https://livestream.com/carmel-city-church/events/2912281

Church Name: Central Church
What: Family Sunday gatherings and Thursday night prayer/worship
When: Sunday, 10:30 am, Thursday, 7:30 pm
Link: https://bristolcentral.com/live

Church Name: CFT Bristol Church
What: We'll make our weekly Bible Study teachings online
When: Available every Saturday morning
Link: http://www.cft-bristol.org/bible-study/

Church Name: Christ Church
What: Online Sunday Service
When: Sunday, 11am
Link: https://www.facebook.com/cccliftonuk/

Church Name: City Church
What: Online Sunday Service
When: Sunday, 10am
Link: https://youtu.be/4BZMCXSRRy4

Church Name: Clifton Cathedral
What: Live Daily Mass from Clifton Cathedral
When: Every day, 9.30am
Link: https://cliftondiocese.com/

Church Name: Cornerstone Church
What: Sunday morning service online
When: Sunday, 10:45am
Link: https://youtu.be/ocTM1g4AMRM
 
Church Name: Crofts End Church
What: 1hr of live worship and communion each Sunday
When: Sunday, 10.30am
Link: https://www.croftsend.org/live

Church Name: E5
What: Online Sunday Service
When: Sunday, 11am
Link: https://youtu.be/8vYxdGOw80w

Church Name: Ebenezer Church
What: Online Sunday Service
When: Sunday, 10:30am
Link: https://www.ebe.org.uk/onlinesundayservice

Church Name: Edge Church
What: Church service live stream every Sunday at 10 am - available to view anytime throughout the following week 
When: Sunday, 10am then anytime through the following week
Link: https://gatheronline.edgechurch.com/

Church Name: Fishponds Baptist Church
What: Sunday morning service
When: Sunday, 10:30am
Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2Ze_jZnn0Wt-P_nmGb8C8w
Our website link which gives details about other live-streams we are running: https://www.fbcbristol.org.uk/welcome.htm

Church Name: God's House International
What: Online Sunday Service
When: Sunday, 10am
Link: https://youtu.be/FRc8_RcEwVk

Church Name: Headley Park Church
What: Pre-recorded service including sermon, children's talk and songs
When: Sunday, 10.30am. Available to watch at any time.
Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWRQxlCBHObDDsk6GIYcSQA/playlists

Church Name: Highgrove Church, Sea Mills (part of Woodlands Group of Churches)
What: Online Family Service every Sunday
When: Sunday, 10.30am
Link: https://www.highgrove.church/live

Church Name: Life Church
What: Online Sunday Service
When: Sunday, 10.30am
Link: https://lifechurchbristol.com/at-home/

Church Name: Potters House Bristol
What: Online Sunday Service
When: Sunday, 11am
Link: https://www.phbristol.com/streaming-channel

Church Name: Redland Parish Church 
What: Morning Worship live stream every Sunday Morning 
When: Sunday, 10am (Additionally, on our main Redland Parish Church YouTube channel on Wednesdays one of the team will give a short 5-minute reflection and on Fridays there is a new spiritual practice called Praxis.)
Link: Main YouTube account:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBWBTo4FUQDsBZrtfNYboiw

Church Name: Redland Parish Church Youth
What: Impact Online - Video for 11-14 year olds live stream every Sunday
When: Sunday, 10am (Additionally on Thursday at 3pm, on the youth YouTube channel, the youth leader will give a short reflection)
Link: Redland Youth Online YouTube account: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYdSAsnBu-_pu5c56SRxv0A

Church Name: Severn Vineyard
What: Online Sunday Service with new activities each week for children to enjoy too! Vineyard Kids and Youth 11.15am each Sunday
When: Sunday, 10am (Adults), Sunday 11:15am (Children and Youth)
Link: https://www.facebook.com/severnvineyard and https://www.severnvineyard.org

Church Name: St Anne’s Church
What: All services online
When: Sunday 10am and weekday services
Link: http://www.stanneschurchbristol.org.uk/whats-on/calendar/

Church Name: St Mary’s Church, Almondsbury
What: Morning Prayer Service
When: Sunday, 10:00am
Link: https://www.facebook.com/St-Marys-Church-Almondsbury-730715950415825/

Church Name: St Michael’s Church, Stoke Gifford
What: Sunday Celebration, Morning Prayer via Facebook Live (Wed and Fri)
When: 10:30am Celebration every Sunday online, 9:10am Wednesday and Friday Morning Prayer
Link: Sunday Celebration - http://www.stmichaelsbristol.org/stmichaelslive and Morning Prayer - http://www.facebook.com/stmichaelschurchstokegifford

Church Name: St Nicholas Bristol
What: Sunday Service every sunday
When: Sunday, 10:30am and 6:30pm (chat from 15 mins before)
Link: https://stnicholasbristol.online.church/

Church Name: St Pauls & St Aldhelms Bedminster
What: Morning service live stream every Sunday
When: Sunday, 10:30am
Link: https://www.facebook.com/StPaulsChurchSouthville

Church Name: Trinity Tabernacle
What: Sunday Service by Facebook live-streaming
When: Sunday, 11:30am
Link: https://www.facebook.com/TrinitytabernacleBristol/

Church Name: Woodlands Church
What: Online Sunday Service
When: Sunday, 11am
Link: https://www.woodlandschurch.net/

Church Name: Woodlands Metro
What: Woodlands Metro Online Sunday Service
When: Sunday, 6pm
Link: https://www.facebook.com/woodlandsmetro/
 



Staying Connected Message from Keyboard Trust

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Dear Friends,

I thought it would be useful to send you this email to provide some practical assistance given the Government's recent advice and direct medical directives in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, to faith communities this week to reduce large gatherings.
The Government's aim is to avoid the transmission of the virus and allow the Health Service to prepare for and cope with this unfolding epidemic. This has meant that faith leaders are having to take drastic and unprecedented steps to reduce the spread of infection. 
Some faith groups have canceled their weekly and weekend services. As a means of support, I would like to share the following information on how to host your meetings online. Using these online webinar applications will help you connect with your congregation. 
 
Phone                 Facebook          Youtube         Zoom       
GoToWebinar     Skype                Periscope 

Please find further information click on this link

When you are considering running a live stream, there are a few things to remember.

1. To have good lighting and to make sure it not too bright or too dark.

2. Have a clean backdrop, white wall, or use your banner (sometimes the image reflects back to front - so check with a test run).
3. Write an intro script if necessary. Be clear about what you want to say so your talk is focused and consistent. Smile, laugh, be honest.
4. Good audio - ensure there's no background noise, and also that your mic is not too loud or to low. Remember that some mics are sensitive.
5. Give yourself adequate space in the video frame. Don't position yourself to close to the video lens. You can go hands-free and use a phone stand.
6. Think about an interaction call to action, prayer, and encouragement. Let people know they can send in prayer requests.
7. Support for your ministry! Share your link to your website, donation link Paypal etc.
8. You can end your stream with a word of hope, encouragement or prayer.
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So from us at the Keyboard Trusts, please be encouraged to remember: 

Psalms 91:1-2  Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.  2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.
2 Timothy: 1-7  For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.

Kind regards

Carmen Carrol     
Keyboard Networker

Churches Together in Greater Bristol l
Together4Bristol l Keyboard 2020 Trust


 

 

Staying Connected Message from the Worship Collective project

 
Hi there!

The events of the last couple of weeks have brought with them so many challenges, in all walks of life. For us as churches, we face the huge challenge of continuing to facilitate community and worship for our congregations. Technology makes some of this so much easier, which is amazing. But a lot of churches are struggling to provide video content for sung worship, specifically made for their congregation.

Set up by Niall Dunne, who is the worship leader at St Martin's Church, Liskeard (www.smartchurchliskeard.co.uk), the Worship Collective project is working with worship leaders who are already producing videos for their local churches at this time, and asking them to ‘gift’ a video session of worship to a church that could really benefit from it. The church can then post the videos on their youtube channels or facebook pages - however they are best communicating with their congregations. It would be a gift to support them in this time.

How will it work?
If you represent a church who could do with support with worship video content, firstly get in touch, by messaging through our Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/Worship-Collective-120157394610/

Or alternatively email Niall at

Then we’ll connect you with a worship leader, who will send you a video of them leading a worship session (approximately 20 minutes long), via We Transfer, and you can upload it to Youtube, or share with your congregation as you wish, as part of your provision for your Sunday Service.

If this is something you think could help your church at this time, please get in touch and we’ll try to support you in this area. Alternatively, if you are, or know any worship leaders who might be interested in giving in this way, please share as widely as you can.

God bless

Niall Dunne