BRADFORD Cathedral has relaunched its ‘Reimagining our Ministry’ appeal, which is looking for funding of £60,000 to help bring its services and events into the 21st Century, with a professional live-streaming system installed in the building.

The Cathedral has been live streaming many of its services since summer 2020 due to the pandemic, using temporary equipment to help keep members of its congregation connected, even when they weren’t able to attend the Cathedral during lockdown, or if they were isolating.

Alongside the regular weekly Eucharist, special services were also streamed including the recent ‘Thank You’ service to those who have been dealing with the pandemic in Bradford, as well as many of the Advent and Christmas services.

Other live streams have included music recitals, the annual NHS carol service, and a piano concert highlighting key global environment issues.

But now the Cathedral is looking to improve what it can offer, through a more professional in-built system that offers a higher quality stream, more flexibility, and better sound quality to fully capture the beauty of its choral music.

It is also equipment that doesn’t require the considerable set-up time of the current provision.

As of the middle of August 2021, the appeal has passed the half-way point, to over £33,000 but the Cathedral needs your help to push it over the finishing line!

Sharon Link, Income Development Officer at Bradford Cathedral, said: “We have committed to continuing broadcasting our worship and growing our ‘virtual congregation’, which will allow us to grow as a Christian community and reach out to people from anywhere in the world”.

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