Online Services and interviews

Harry & Margot in Lockdown

   Online content tends to disappear very quickly, so here gathered together for second viewing or for those who missed them first time round, are the 25+ YouTube films/services made by Harry and Margot from mid March. They have averaged much the same number of views as the total congregation across all the normal Sunday services in the benefice. (It is only slightly lower than the diocesan dashboard figure for 2016, the last year recorded.) But bear in mind that YouTube counts a viewing as anything over 30 seconds... While someone getting up and leaving a service in church after 30 seconds would probably not be counted as attending!

   Also, many of these films have the extra attraction of the people being interviewed, so at least some of the view figures are likely to be friends and relatives watching the interview sections. 

   In all, a very worthwhile experiment, but by no means providing conclusive evidence for online films being the way forward now the churches can again host both priest-led and lay-led services.

Online Services and interviews

Harry & Margot in Lockdown

   Online content tends to disappear very quickly, so here gathered together for second viewing (or for those who missed them first time round), are all the YouTube films/services made by Harry MacInnes and Margot Hodson from mid March. The 'views' have averaged about 70% of the total congregation across all the normal Sunday services in the benefice during pre-coronavirus times.

   (One should bear in mind that YouTube counts a viewing as anything over 30 seconds... Whereas someone dodging in and out of a church service for 30 seconds would not really count as attending!)

   Also, many of these films have the extra attraction of the people being interviewed, so at least some of the view figures are likely to be friends and relatives watching the interview sections. 

   In all, a very worthwhile experiment, but by no means providing persuasive evidence for online films being the way forward, now the churches can again host both priest-led and lay-led services.

  Just flick through the films until you see one you like one, and click 'play'