The River Church, Exeter

Church TV broadcasts offer fresh hope for housebound

Wed 08 Jun 2016
By Alex Williams

It is hoped a new television studio will help people across Devon and further afield who are too poorly to get to Church, access sermons and lifegroup meetings.

Leaders at the River Church on Northernhay Street in Exeter say their facility offers fresh opportunities for special guest interviews, holding prayer programmes, midweek events and a special chat show.

The River Church, Exeter


Mark Pugh, lead Pastor of the church, said: "We're really excited about this further development of our online church and for many it is providing a helpful window into Christianity as they watch what is taking place in our packed out vibrant Sunday services.

"Some watch anonymously while others engage with our online pastors and ask questions about what they see."

The River Church, Exeter


The River Church says the number of people already accessing it's sermons and discussion groups via the internet has grown "considerably" since a live web streaming service was launched two-years-ago.

It's new studio will host their Church Online Pastors, a team who talk and welcome online viewers via an interactive chatroom on the River Church website.

The River Church, Exeter


One of the online lifegroup leaders Jason Ham said: "We have such amazing discussions and meaningful relationships in the lifegroups.

"For many who are housebound, the life groups are a valuable opportunity for interaction throughout the week, who otherwise might be lonely."

You can listen to Jason Ham speaking with Premier's Alex Williams by clicking here:

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