I wish to launch a fundraising appeal for the installation of a fixed camera system for the internet streaming of Masses, Funerals, Weddings and Baptisms from St James church.
We would like to purchase 3 high resolution cameras to be installed in the church to help us with the recording and streaming of our services. Two cameras will be fixed in the church and the third could be used to record the lighting of the Easter fire and Paschal candle at the Easter Vigil and also on Palm Sunday for the Blessing of palms outside the church.
During the ‘lockdown’ the quality of our live stream Masses were greatly appreciated by those in our parish, across Reading and around the world. We are indebted to Simon Still for the use of his personal cameras.
The time has now come for the permanent solution of having our own cameras. The estimate for this work is in the region of £8,000—£10,000. We are also in the process of applying for a grant from the National Lottery to help with the coast.
You can donate via our website ’Give’ button – please mark your donation ‘Steaming of Mass’ or by cash/cheque at the parish office. Your donations will be much appreciated.

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