The Rector writes:
PLEASE HELP US TO HELP YOU
The livestreaming of services has been a great blessing for us at St James’. It has been achieved because of the goodwill of Simon Turnill, who has provided us with his commitment, skills, and equipment thereby allowing us to provide this new element to worship life.
Notably, over the course of a week there are around 1,000 views of our Sunday Choral Eucharist and 600 of Wednesday Choral Evensong, with people watching from Sydney, across Australia, and around the world. We have suddenly become an online church thanks to COVID-19.
It has been good, but the time has come for us to purchase and install our own equipment and train a team of people to operate it. We have done our research and costed the project and discovered it is not cheap – indeed, around $70,000! We need to meet this challenge by raising $50,000 toward the work, as the equipment has become an important part of Parish life.
I therefore appeal to the goodwill of parishioners and friends of St James’ to dig deep for this one-off expenditure that will help keep us connected to one another and God, as well as spread the Gospel message to a wider group of people than we have been able to encounter in the past. It is over to us to keep the livestreaming of services happening, please help by making a donation, so that we can help you in return.