The Church in Wales’ website provides some links, recently increased in number, to both live streaming and recorded services. The link to that page is given here:
Since members might prefer to have a wider choice, would rather visit live streaming services at a different time of day or simply know where they can view particular recorded services, we provide a ‘tried and tested’ selection here.
To host these, some parishes live-stream from their own website, some prefer YouTube and several use Facebook - using the links provided here, you will not need to be a member of Facebook or YouTube in order to gain access. Some streams or recordings may require a little more patience to obtain the desired sound level (a large empty church versus a small room in the vicarage). For those using PCs or laptops, many streams and recordings may viewed in ‘full screen’ mode: this option can usually be selected from a symbol in the bottom right-hand corner.
To visit a website shown: either 'point and click' on the link shown (and this should open the webpage in a new 'tab') or, if not, copy the chosen link (shown underlined in blue, below) and then paste it into the address bar of a blank web page and press ‘enter’.
The number assigned to an entry below does not denote any particular order of preference.
(1) Saint Winifred’s Church, Penrhiwceiber – Fr Ben Rabjohns
There is a live stream of Mass on Sundays at 8.30 am and each weekday at 7.00 am. Please note: These are live-streamed using Zoom, a meetings application, for which the software will need to be downloaded to your computer in order to view (the links below will prompt a download of the application).
For Sundays: For Weekdays:
There is also a live stream from the church (with archived recordings) of Prayer before the Blessed Sacrament with Morning Prayer (lasting from between 50 mins to just under an hour) – this does not require the Zoom software. The link for this is:
(2) Barry – Rectorial Benefice – Fr Ben Andrews
There is a live stream of Mass each day at 10.00 am celebrated by Fr Ben (from his home) which remains as a recording until the following day. Fr Ben is also planning to record on the YouTube site in the near future. On Good Friday, there will be a live stream of Liturgy at 2.00 pm. On Holy Saturday, there will be Morning Prayer at 10.00 am and a simple Vigil and Mass at 8.00 pm.
(3) Saint Agnes’ Church, Port Talbot (the parish of Aberavon) - Canon Nigel Cahill
There is a live stream of Mass on Sundays at 10.00 am (currently from the church) and archived recordings of Mass on previous Sundays.
(1) Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham:
Shrine Prayers (whilst praying the Rosary) are streamed online at 6.00 pm daily (about 30 minutes) - via Facebook. If you miss this time, there are archived recordings of previous Shrine Prayers.
(2) All Saints Church, Northampton – a parish of The Society/Forward in Faith.
Fr Oliver Coss SSC, the parish priest, now celebrates Mass at the Rectory on Sunday at 10.30 am. Mass is also said at 12.30 pm most weekdays and at 12 noon on Fridays – with Stations of the Cross. There are earlier recordings of previous celebrations in this beautiful church located in the centre of Northampton.
(3) St Mary’s Church, Kenton, London – a parish of The Society/Forward in Faith.
There is a live stream of Mass on Sundays at 10.30 am (now from the Vicarage) and an archived recording of the Mass for the previous Sunday. Morning Prayer is also live streamed at 9.45 am each day. Holy Hour in front of the Blessed Sacrament is streamed each weekday at 12 noon. Simply ‘click’ on the appropriate links within the church website:
(4) St Saviour's Church, Eastbourne – a parish of The Society/Forward in Faith.
The Vicar, Fr Mark McAulay SSC, celebrates Mass (currently in the church) on Sundays and certain other weekdays. The curate, Fr Thomas Crowley, says Morning and Evening Prayer from his oratory at home: these are usually from the Roman Breviary but are occasionally recited from the Book of Common Prayer.
(5) All Saints Church, Margaret Street, London.
Fr Michael Bowie celebrates a live-streamed Mass (now from the Sacristy) every day at 12 noon. Holy Week services will be at times advertised. Previously-streamed Masses are recorded and available for viewing.
Saint Luke’s Church, St Saviour, Jersey
Fr Nick Barry (son-in-law of the late Bishop David Thomas) live streams Mass on Sundays at 10.00 am [the stream begins at 9.50 to allow people, he remarks, to: “arrive and settle in their virtual pew!”] Weekday Masses are offered at 8.00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Some recordings are retained.
The Order of Mass for weekdays may be downloaded (as a PDF file) here:
(1) Le Barroux Abbey, Vaucluse, France
A Benedictine community in the Vaucluse region of Province. Each of the seven Daily Offices [from Lauds at 5 am Local French time through to Compline at 18.45 Local French time] are sung in Latin and streamed daily (sound only). Recordings of offices recited during the past three days are also available.
Our comment: The bell rings, the brothers make a little noise as they enter the abbey church and then, after some coughing, settle down. The singing is wonderful and tremendously up-lifting: so feel free to use a high volume!
(2) Holy Cross Abbey, Rostrevor, co Down, Northern Ireland
This Benedictine community daily live-stream some of their Daily Offices (Lauds, None and Vespers) and a Eucharist at 11.30 am. The daily schedule is shown on the website.
The London Oratory, Brompton.
Mass is streamed live from St Wilfrid’s Chapel in the Oratory Church every day at 9.00 am in Latin (Extraordinary Form) usually celebrated by Fr Uwe Lang and at 6.00 pm in English (Ordinary From) usually celebrated by Fr George Bowen.
Live stream link:
Our Lady of Lourdes, France
There is a continuous live stream of prayers from the Grotto at Lourdes from 7.00 am until 8.30 pm (Local French time) each day. This includes the Rosary and celebrations of Mass in about seven languages (the schedule is displayed). The Rosary in English is usually at 3.00 pm (Local French time) and the Mass in English is usually at 5.00 pm (Local French time).
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