We are actively seeking and encouraging churches and organisations, who have the technical facilities to receive the live stream – as well as provide breakfast – to open their doors on the morning of the prayer breakfast for those who cannot join us in Edinburgh, yet still take part at a distance via the live stream.
If you will be hosting the prayer breakfast as a live remote venue, please complete the following steps:
Registration for 2019 remote venues is temporarily closed for reconstruction; please check back soon!
The live stream will commence at 7am and run until 10am. There will, however, be an opportunity for those who need to leave for work and other engagements to depart at 9am. The broadcast will follow the programme from Edinburgh with transmission of the keynote speakers, musical contributions and a number of prayers. We plan to have at least one of the main prayers brought to us from one of the “live stream” venues! The period from 9am to 10am will be devoted to prayer around the breakfast tables in each venue. We will be providing prayer points and video contributions from some of the many agencies working across Scotland providing care and support in our communities.
The equipment required to receive the broadcast is probably present in most churches today. You will require a good broadband connection, a laptop computer, sound amplification and a large screen television or video projector. The centres who received the broadcast in previous years were able to pick up the link, via the NPBS website, very easily and the quality of reception was generally very good. A test transmission will take place beforehand to ensure each centre is receiving a strong signal.
The link to both the live and test broadcasts will be available from your account dashboard.
Whilst a full breakfast will be served in the Edinburgh hotel local arrangements can vary. In 2016 “live stream” centres provided juice, bacon rolls, pastries and tea/coffee. However, whatever is appropriate and achievable in each venue will be very acceptable. We suggest each centre covers their costs by making a small charge to fund the cost of the breakfast.