Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Keeping the Congregation Connected—Update

Thanks to Steve Beard at Thunderstruck, I was able to find a more detailed article from BBC News on the church in Wales that has begun offering wireless Internet access from its pews.

In this report, Rev. Keith Kimber of St. John's Church in Cardiff seems to be more interested in . . . making the church available during the work week as a sanctuary for people to escape from the noise of the city and be able to work online in peace and quiet. Rev. Kimber told BBC News, "This church has a strong commitment to be open for people in the city, and of course, if this will encourage more new people into the church, the project will have been a success." However, he apparently is not limiting use of the wireless service to just those times during the week, saying, "All we ask is that they respect the church environment and do not to use loud mobile ring tones or play music on their computers, especially when a service is in progress."

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