Live Streaming

Live streaming can seem daunting but, in most churches, it is possible with the right knowledge and equipment.

Beginners Guide

Here is a great Beginners Guide to Live Streaming

Here is a quick start guide to web streaming on YouTube.

Digital Tools and Resources

There is an opportunity to livestream in-building congregation services for those at home. See this step-by-step guide to online and onsite services from The Church of England

The Church of England has put together a useful blog about digital tools and resources you might find helpful.

For a list of digital communication tools for church leaders, communications teams and church staff to refer to see here

Click here for a live streaming hardware guide, listing kit requirements at various levels. This guide about what equipment you might need is also helpful.

If you are thinking of investing in equipment such as a sound system, projector, loop system or live streaming equipment, Church Sound Systems could help you. To see an example of a church who do livestreaming well, see Rediscover Church.

Click here for a list of recommended Services and Equipment for Livestreaming provided by St Matt’s Church, Exeter.

Multiple camera set-up breakdown from ‘Livestreaming with Style’ webinar

Diocese of Exeter Webinars

If you missed our July 2020 webinar all about live streaming, you can watch it here

If you missed our October 2020 webinar about live streaming, you can watch it here. Passcode: qpaMbt8^

If you missed our January 2021 ‘Zooming with Style’ webinar, you can watch it here.

Lighting set-up breakdown from ‘Livestreaming with Style’ webinar

If you missed our February 2021 ‘Livestreaming with Style’ webinar, you can watch it here.

(The useful PowerPoint slides for the Feb 2021 Livestreaming with Style webinar can be downloaded here.)

Song Licensing

More information about live streaming and song licensing in churches can be found here

Companies which install livestreaming equipment

If you are in a position to invest in cameras and sound equipment to livestream, there are companies which work with lots of churches and can install them for you:

API Communications

Alive Church Systems

Faith Online

Other resources

Christian Publishing and Outreach (CPO) has put together some great digital guidance for churches.

Helpful guidance for joining services as an online guest is here

Please also join our CofEDevon Comms & Digital Group on Facebook to share ideas and advice about how to effectively reach our communities during this time


Our Safeguarding team has written some guidance to help churches safely use video conferencing platforms as part of their ministry. Read the guidance

One-to-one Guidance

If you would like a one-to-one digital workshop with a member of our Communications team please email here