The first Webcast of a Sunday morning church service in the UK was carried out yesterday at St. Philip and St. James Anglican church, Bath.
The 170 congregation at the service was swelled by a further 500 who joined them online from countries around the world from places as widespread as Hong Kong, America, Australia and Uganda.
The Reverend Alan Bain (right) approached TeleWest to see if it was possible to spread his message to a wider group of people, “We hope by breaking down barriers to religion our church will become more accessible to those who are unable or unwilling to attend the service.”
The final hymn of the service, Amazing Grace, was chosen by the virtual congregation.
The service is also being archived and will be available on demand at www.broadbandreligion.co.uk