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Organising an online service

For situations where more than one person is present during a service, please consult our one–page live streaming and recording checklist and photography guidelines (available below) which outline what a parish will need to do in terms of data protection.

The following guides, produced and kindly provided by the Church of England, are designed to help parishes which are planning to share their services online:

How to set up to film a video on your phone

A beginner’s guide to going live with your service or event for free

Please note that the pages at the above links refer to copyright law in the United Kingdom and structures within the Church of England.

Christian Copyright Licensing International (CCLI) websites provide information on copyright law in both the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.


Republic of Ireland

CCLI has also produced or recommended a number of guides which may be helpful for parishes in either jurisdiction:

Four simple steps to start streaming worship

How to live stream your worship service

For all guidance resources for online content, please click here.

If you have a query about any aspect of this guidance, please contact the Church of Ireland Press Office at press@ireland.anglican.org