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Webcasts

Online Worship
Podcasts & Vodcasts

Communal worship in the physical sense of being bodily present in a congregation is central to our lives as Anglican Christians. One can now supplement this through listening and watching webcasts of services from parishes in other locales. It is enriching to find oneself in Communion with other Anglicans worshipping with that which is Common unto us all.

As the Internet has matured and higher-speed connections become more accessible to individual parishes, more congregations are experimenting with webcasts and regularly providing audio or video of their services to online visitors. To facilitate ease of finding online worship opportunities, we encourage you to send us links to webcasts of Anglican services available online on a regular basis, either live or archived for on-demand listening or watching.To listen or watch, one may need to augment one's web browser.

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A word about time: Service times listed are in the 'local time' for those presenting the webcast. To assist in converting those to the listener's time zone, refer to time zone calculators and maps. Please remember that Summer Time or Daylight Saving Time seasonally changes the offset of a locale from the UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) base time.  

Canada

St Thomas Anglican Church, Toronto, Diocese of Toronto
St Thomas has an extensive archive of audio podcasts. St Thomas also offers some on-demand videos. There is an added enticement to explore the service audio archives: leaflets for past worship services are available for viewing and printing.

New Zealand

Cathedral of St Paul, Wellington
'We are delighted to be able to offer a selection of our services as podcasts. These will feature a selection of both our regular services (the heartbeat of the cathedral) and our larger services, including those held as part of the 2012 cathedral choir festival, Advent and Christmas carol services and other major occasions in the church year.'

United Kingdom

BBC Choral Evensong
BBC Radio has been broadcasting Choral Evensong regularly since 1926. With the addition of their online streaming service, this tradition is available world-wide. The most recent broadcast is made available during the next week for on-demand listening. BBC Radio 3 broadcasts Choral Evensong live every Wednesday afternoon at 15:30 and either a repeat or another live service on Sunday afternoons at 16:00.

Choir of New College, Oxford
'New College Choir is the first in Oxford to launch regular [audio] webcasts of choral services. Each week one service is selected for webcasting, and is prepared for webcast just a few days later. You will find regular services of choral evensong, as well as major festivals and the Choir's carol services. At the beginning of each term the list is replaced with the first new service and will build up as the term progresses. Some recordings are selected for the Webcast Archive.

BBC Daily Service
The Daily Service broadcasts have been on BBC radio since 1928. Rotating among the variants of Christianity present in the UK, the 15-minute service is available both as a live stream at 09:45 or for listening at leisure during the next seven days.

BBC Radio 4 Religion
A page devoted to All Things Religious on BBC Radio 4. In addition to broadcasts of Sunday Worship and The Daily Service, a favorite is the on-demand ('Listen Again' in BBC parlance) availability of the latest broadcast of 'Bells on Sunday', sampling peals from parishes around the UK. If the audio play button is not obvious, navigate to the most recent broadcast available on-demand for seven days.

United States

Washington National Cathedral, Diocese of Washington DC
An extensive archive of Sunday and other special services is found here. Links to live audio and video webcasts are on the Cathedral's homepage a few minutes before the start of a service. An added bonus for the homebound or long-distance worshipper: the Adult Forum is webcast (with video) live each week at 10:00, September through June.

Trinity Church, Wall Street, New York, Diocese of New York
Trinity maintains an archive of video webcasts for watching on-demand in the 'Online TV' portion of their web site. The depth of offerings include services, sermons, concerts and more. Links to upcoming live video webcasts are also found on the homepage.

Saint Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, New York, Diocese of New York
Home of the St Thomas Choir School, this site offers live and archived audio streams of choral services (Evensongs and Holy Eucharist). Live streams are available during the 'Choral Season,' which corresponds with the Choir School's academic year of September through June. Archived audio files are also available for varying lengths of time after broadcast.

Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, Diocese of California
With an in-depth archive of audio sermons available on-demand, Grace Cathedral provides audio for the most recent complete Sunday 11 a.m. primary Sunday Choral Eucharist and Thursday 5:15 p.m. Evensong.

Compline from St Mark Cathedral, Seattle WA, Diocese of Olympia
Each Sunday evening at 21:30, the Compline Choir sings the Office of Compline. KING-FM Radio broadcasts the service live on its Internet stream.

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Podcast, Vodcasts and More

Other Worship Snippets

Australia - Morning and Evening Prayer podcast from the New Zealand Prayer Book
'By providing a recorded office of morning and evening prayer every day of the year, the Genesis Trust is expressing the vision of the CHURCH at prayer and with attention to the scriptures. While rooted in the liturgy of the Anglican Church, the Trust envisages the reach of its ministry crossing all denominational and geographic boundaries. In the spirit of the Prayer Book services, what is provided seeks to be a common meeting place for the entire spectrum of theological and ecclestiastical positions.'

France - Taizé
The Taizé community website offers music files and 2 subscribable podcasts: Prayer from Taizé (with song and Bible verse) and the German Catholic domradio weekly Taizé broadcast .

UK - St Peter's Barge
Podcasts of talks and sermons from London's only floating church located in the heart of Canary Wharf.

USA - Church on the Web
From Garrett County, Diocese of Maryland. In addition to Sunday services (audio/video), audio Daily Morning Prayer, Noonday Prayer or Compline are available. One may also subscribe to the podcast of Morning Prayer via iTunes.

USA - The Great Litany
From the Episcopal Church (USA) Book of Common Prayer. Search terms used on YouTube.com to find material like this: 'Episcopal Liturgy' and 'Anglican Liturgy'.

Sermons and More

More congregations are posting audio of sermons on the web. iTunes has many available. One may use "audio sermons download anglican" and "audio sermons download episcopal" in search engines to find a plethora of sites. We include a small sample below to get you started on your search.

Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland Ohio
Podcasts from Trinity Cathedral include Sunday Forums and sermons. One may also subscribe to Trinity's podcasts in iTunes.

The Geranium Farm Audio Blog
The Geranium Farm, also listed under our preaching resources, provides short audio homilies for streaming or downloading.

Other Sites of Interest

British Library Online Gallery: Sacred Texts, Sacred Contexts
Videos, podcasts, & interactive features to complement the online exhibit of sacred texts based on the Library's 2007 exhibit. Bibliophiles will enjoy the 'Turning the Pages'™ section with the virtual ability to pore through some of the historic books and manuscripts in the British Library collection.

Anglican Board of Mission - Australia
A wealth of videos about Anglican Mission projects in various parts of the world. Ideal for self-study or for use in parish forums.

Veritas Forums (Audio/Video)
With good search capabilities, the Veritas Forum site provides a wealth of audio and video material for streaming or download. 'Veritas Forums are university events that engage students and faculty in discussions about life's hardest questions and the relevance of Jesus Christ to all of life.'

Australian Broadcasting

For The God Who Sings - Australia
Weekly radio programme with Stephen Watkins is available for streaming on demand from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Watkins "presents music and texts that seek to enlighten the path untravelled, the idea unravelled. JS Bach leads. Others (and often the unexpected) follow. The seasons are reflected and the hour is respected with space and contemplation."

USA Public Broadcasting

Bill Moyers video/audio archives
Faith and Reason
Journal, the current series, has made its archives searchable by topic.

Speaking of Faith with Krista Tippett (Audio)
Weekly programme about 'religion, meaning, ethics, and ideas'. This site also provides a good basic tutorial on how to subscribe to a podcast via iTunes.

Sound & Spirit
Weekly programme, produced by WGBH, Boston, distributed by PRI, provides a selection of one hour episodes for listening. Host Ellen Kushner assembles programmes that are eclectic and cross-cultural; playlists and bibliographies are also available.

UK BBC

Portal for audio & video from the BBC related to religion & ethics.

BBC Religion Podcasts
Links to BBC radio podcasts on topics relating to religion and ethics. Included are links to podcasts of the popular Sunday Programme, Beyond Belief, and Radio Wales' All Things Considered.

World Service
(When the page loads, visitors may need to click on the 'Religion & Ethics' button to jump to the links to the following.) Two programs are regularly available:

Heart & Soul - 'Explores religious belief and how it affects people's lives.'
Reporting Religion 'A round-up of the week's religious events.'

Overview: Church of England
In addition to a basic informational article, links are provided to archived audio segments related to the Church of England, the Archbishop of Canterbury, and the wider Anglican Communion.

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