Online evening prayer takes place in a google hangout this evening at 5pm.
There will be a service of Evening Prayer today [Monday] at 5 pm GMT for the Feast of St Stephen.
The liturgy can be downloaded here:
This is the third service that has been held in this way and we are still
experimenting with it. One limitation is the number of people who can join in,
which is currently limited to 10 people. It is believed that Google will soon
enable people subsequent to the first 10 in the system to watch but not
participate. It may be that if more than 10 people want to join in we need to
split into two groups.
One of the things which causes some difficulty is the slight time lag between
the different people speaking. This makes reciting something together a bit of
a challenge and the delays would make singing something together
The service this evening will be led by 2 people â€“ the leader and responder.
These two people will keep their microphones on throughout. Everyone else is
asked to click the mute button in their Google Hangout window for the first
part of the service. Please unmute your microphone so that we can say the
Magnificat and the Lordâ€™s Prayer together and so that you can contribute an
intercession if you want to do so. Please join in aloud with all the prayers in
bold, saying them with the responder even if your microphone is muted.
The number of people attending will be recorded in the service book at St
The service will begin at 1700 GMT. The hangout will be open to those who
joined in in previous weeks from 1640 GMT. It will open to anyone else from
If you want to test the system, look out for me hanging out in
Google+ during the afternoon.