We have talked for several years about streaming our services, but daunted by what we thought were the technical challenges, and also thinking our singing too ropey. Then came the lockdown, and we took an instant decision on Saturday 21st March – with the help of our tech-savvy student Ryan, we then found ourselves on the air for the first time on the following morning, using an old tablet held in place on a broom-handle with an elastic band. We have attempted to obtain better equipment, but having tried 3 tablets and sent them all back, we were still left with our old original tablet, which then started becoming temperamental, switching off when it felt like it. So we moved on to one of the brethren’s mobile phones, with good pictures but poor sound quality. At the time of writing we are trying a borrowed iPad. The main thing is that it happens, and we have amazing numbers of people participating from all over the world. It is hoped to produce an article about all this in our next CR Quarterly Review – if you have any thoughts or experiences to contribute, please do send them to us by the end of May.

George CR