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The first joyous moment of this lockdown for me was seeing familiar faces from 20, 30, 50 devices suddenly appear on a video call at the end of our first entirely-online Sunday service. Our regular church family had gathered together to do all the things we usually do, but in a different way. So, after the service we had coffee together — time to chat in small groups, hear from each other, care for one another.

Not every church is doing online in the same way. Not every church can. For all of us, we are tackling questions of church practice, technology and theology on-the-fly. Initially that’s just a how-do-we-do-this, which is fine. But at some point we’ve got to ask questions of how do we continue as a church family with the restrictions we have in place. …


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