Holding Sunday services online is one of the ways churches in the Newbury area have had to adapt to not being able to meet physically.
In a surprising development however, churches can also report that online congregations have more than doubled.
Mark Landreth-Smith, pastor of Bridge Church Newbury in Love Lane, said: “We are still feeling our way, to be honest, with streaming services, but it has been a pleasant surprise to see so many people joining in – more than would normally attend on a Sunday.
“I guess some people feel more comfortable in the own home with a mug of coffee watching online. For others, this present crisis may cause them to ask the bigger questions of life: Is there a God…Where is He…What is He doing… Does He even care…?”
Mark is also doing a daily vlog to keep in touch with church members and others who are interested.
“ I was asked to do the vlog and again, am surprised how many people watch it and give feedback, although most of the feedback is about what I am wearing!”.
Churches in the area are still open for business in supporting residents, practical, emotional help and prayer.
Most churches are offering some kind of Sunday online or streaming service. Why not find out what is happening at a church online near you…?