A CHURCH has taken to streaming its Sunday services online as the coronavirus lockdown goes on.

Deacon Stuart Paulley at Greenacres Congregational Church in Galland Street said that since the restrictions came into force far more people have been listening to addresses than normally attend church.

The church began streaming services every Sunday at 11am as soon as the nation went into lockdown.

Stuart said: "There are Bible readings and prayers with an address by our minister, Rev David Lampard; his wife Sian does some of the readings and prayers.

"People from as far away as the Scottish Highlands 'attend' this service. The service is conducted in our church with the Cross in the background - a poignant and necessary reminder of our faith.

"God acts for good in the most unexpected situations, the supreme example being in the resurrection of Jesus after "Good" Friday, the darkest day in our history.

To access the service, go to the church's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/greenacreschurchlife. If anyone misses the service, it will be available on the same Facebook page; all the other lockdown services are there as well.

Meanwhile, the church also runs a Lockdown Quiz every Wednesday evening at 7pm.

Stuart added: "Anyone can join in and again people from all over the country take part and we don't know who some of them are. Again, visit the church's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/greenacreschurchlife."