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Livestream Case Study

Updated: Mar 8

Livestream Case Study Parish Church of St Laurence Ludlow, Shropshire

Live-streaming has become an integral part of a church’s operation in North America for some time now, but it’s only relatively recent that the UK’s places of worship have turned their attention to looking at this alternative way of reaching their congregation. Clearly the lockdown situation has accelerated this interest, but one church in particular was looking at the longer term use of live-streaming for services and other events. Whilst dating back to the 12th Century, St Laurence’s church in Ludlow, Shropshire is an increasingly technology-progressive place of worship. The church has recently invested in a new sound digital sound system (supplied by Wild Edric Media) and the ‘st.laurences’ App with its Augmented Reality to bring the internationally renowned heritage to life for visitors.



Having become a trusted media partner for many years, and knowing our experience in live- streaming, the church again approached Wild Edric Media to scope, supply and install their own broadcasting platform. After a period of consultation, our project scope identified a number of key needs:


- the system needed to be simple to operate, potentially by volunteers

- it needed to be flexible in terms of camera placement.

- it must be small in footprint

- have a capability to expand if needed

- fit within their budget

- be compatible with their existing sound system

CASE STUDY: ST Laurence’s Church Livestream System 1

As well as using the system to live-stream services, the church were also keen to be able to offer broadcast services for other events such as arts festivals, theatre performances, etc; all of which have taken place in this vast space. They already had a YouTube channel, so were keen to use that initially, with the option to use other social media channels such as Facebook as well.


To meet all of the key needs, we designed and supplied a solution based on a small video mixer, which gave them integrated video switching plus stream encoder. This was supplemented with a customisable button array, which we customised to offer as much automated operation as possible. To keep the footprint as small as possible, we provided a portable tablet monitor to see the camera feeds, and a control laptop. The core equipment was then installed in an open rack, together with the existing digital sound system and wireless microphone receivers. We recommended and supplied just two small HD cameras as a start, and to provide mobility, we installed wireless transmitters on the cameras – giving the option for the cameras to be moved to anywhere in the church, within a potential 300 feet line of sight to the receivers back at the core equipment.


Following in depth training and documentation provided from ourselves , St Laurence’s are now able to live broadcast services and events with a very high production standard, to not only reach congregation members remotely but also a global audience for other live events that take place within their building.

CASE STUDY: ST Laurence’s Church Livestream System 2


Peter Nield, Director of Finance at St Laurence’s said “ The system is easy to use and provides us with the broadcasting capability for any community concerts and events held in the Nave space. During this difficult time the ability to offer streamed services to the wider community has been a great addition to our expanding digital output.”


Peter Nield, Director of Finance, Parish Church of St Laurence, Ludlow pictured with some of their professional Live-Stream system To find out more about how we could help your venue or organisation use livestreaming, please drop us a line using our contact form at www.wildedricmedia.com/contact, and we’d be delighted to start a conversation with you.


Following in depth training and documentation provided from ourselves , St Laurence’s are now able to live broadcast services and events with a very high production standard, to not only reach congregation members remotely but also a global audience for other live events that take place within their building.

To find out more about how we could help your venue or organisation use livestreaming, please drop us a line using our contact form, and we’d be delighted to start a conversation with you.


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