Mickleover church holds wi-fi worship

A member of the congregation at St John's Church with a tablet computer
Image caption Tablet computers allowed worshippers to enlarge text and follow the service

Churchgoers enjoyed some wi-fi worship in a digitally enhanced service using tablets instead of prayer books.

The congregation at St John's Church, in Mickleover, near Derby, used the tablets to enlarge text for those with sight problems.

The Reverend Alun Rowlands said the aim was to make services as accessible as possible.

The church had been using The Cloud and beams the service on to big screens at the front of the congregation.

But a growing number of worshippers are visually impaired and struggle to read prayer and hymn books so, after the wi-fi supplier donated several tablets, they can have their own personal screen, enlarging the font.

Rev Rowlands, curate at St John's said: "We are delighted with the progress so far and look forward to see how we can develop things further."

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