- To add another dimension to the lives of people who wish to engage with Unitarian services of worship and celebration.
- To make Unitarian related A/V material available online
- To broadcast live services
- To make use of the skills already existing in the Unitarian community
- To use UNI-Coms (formerly UCCN) to increase video, sound recording, editing and broadcasting skills
- To seek for and act upon feedback
- To make connections with others with similar aims
- Those thinking of attending a Unitarian church and wishing to sample a service before entering a church for the
- Congregations that do not meet ever week by giving them free access to more Unitarian worship and so
encouraging them to watch the services together and meet more regularly.
- Give Unitarians not able to attend a congregation access to more Unitarian worship.
- People feel more connected to Unitarianism
- People feel that their spiritual experiences have been broadened
- People make contact with local Unitarian communities and the NUF
- Good practice in the delivery of services is shared
Please click on the image to download our filming guide. It helps congregations and other Unitarian groups understand
what is involved in filming an event or service.
Article for Newsletters
Please consider including an article about us in your newsletter.
You can either 'cut and paste' information out of one of our newsletters (see the menu on te left),
or contact us and we will send you an article.
To improve the quality of our broadcasts and to enable us to set up more filming teams, we are asking
groups and individuals to sponsor the purchase of the extra equipment we require.
UKunitarianTV is funded soley on donations, please consider helping us.
Cables £20 -
A large number of cables are required to connect all the equipment. While we try and use wireless where
possible it still all needs to be connected together.
Audio mixer £50 -
Recording a service in a place of workship requires having several microphones, the mixer connects all
of these to the channel and can be used to ensure they are all at the correct volume and adjusted during filming.
For example turning down the pracher's microphone and the one recording the music up during hymns.
Radio Microphones £170 -
When recording a service the audio is considered more important than the video. To ensure the whole
service is heard clearly a number of microphones are required including ones to record the piano or organ and the
congregation singing. We prefer wireless microphones to we do not need to have cables to the back of the church where we
record the service.
Webcasting Camera £500 -
We film services from the back of the church that are often in comparatively in low light so good cameras are required.
Film-making Camera £2,500 -
Professional films requires professional equipment and if we are to make high quality films
cameras like this is required.
Background to Project
UKunitarianTV is an independent group who promote Unitarianism in the UK through online video.
Our service is run by volunteers,
currently there are three technical teams based in Manchester, Derbyshire and Sussex.
UK Unitarian Movement
There are about 4,000 Unitarians in the UK who attend services on a weekly or monthly basis. With only
approximately 170 congregations and fellowships there are areas of the UK that are not serviced by a Unitarian
meeting place. There are also people close to a local building cannot always get to services either because of
transport problems, other commitments or mobility issues.
UKunitarianTV helps connect these Unitarians by producing online video material.
If you wish to contact us please email James Barry at firstname.lastname@example.org .
We are always interested from hearing from individuals or congregations who wish to get involved in this
Sunday Night Live for Unitarians
Each month at 7:30pm on the 1st Sunday there is a broadcast on our sister website www.sundaynightlive.tv.
The contents of these programmes are varied, but always interesting to Unitarians. Please see the Sunday Night Live section of the
film list on the right to see archive films.
The Unitarian Publicity Group called Unitarian Communicators (formerly UCCN) runs a training courses each November.
One of the three streams
is dedicated to training anyone interested in the techincal side of web-casting and filming. Sessions will include
using audio and video equipment and how to film a service.
See www.unicoms.org.uk for more details
UKunitarianTV consists of three group.
Responsible for the project including:
- Authority of all teams/groups
- Programme development
- Quality/content management
- Legal issues / Copyright licenses
Responsible for filming services and other Unitarian Events. based in:
Hosting / Online Studio Editing
- Maintaining ‘Video on Demand' service
- Support for live streaming
We would like to thank the following people and groups for their very generous donations to UKunitarianTV.
- Dawn Buckle
- Janet Ford
- Lesley Harris
- Jane Howarth
- Helen Illingworth
- Rev Dr Ann Peart
- Helen Phillips
- Bob Pounder
- Kate Taylor
- Martin West
- East Cheshire Union
- London District
- National Unitarian Fellowship
- Manchester District Association
- Provincial Assembly
- York Unitarians
Link to the Channel
If you are involved with a Unitarian website, please consider adding a page that will show the channel.
To do this please include the code:
<iframe src="http://cdn.livestream.com/embed/ukunitarians?layout=3&autoPlay=true&allowchat=true&width=780&height=405" width="780" height="405" style="border:0;outline:0" frameborder=0 scrolling=no></iframe>
If you want other options please go to:
To link to the Livestream page use http://livestre.am/1fL23