In addition to the millions of people who pass through its doors every year, millions connect to Trinity electronically. Recently, Trinity upgraded its hardware and software and developed new media to make it easier for people to worship, learn, and more deeply engage with the Trinity community.
Each year, more than 300,000 webcasts are viewed on the website. Trinity’s television department, which handles the webcasts, recently moved to a new production control room housed inside Trinity Church. With new cameras, they will be able to webcast Trinity’s services, concerts, and other events in high definition.
A new podcast of compline, launched in October 2013, gives community members another way to access Trinity’s liturgy and music. Compline is an evening service of music and prayers held on Sundays in St. Paul’s, with music improvised by the Choir of Trinity Wall Street. The podcast has been downloaded more than 1,700 times since October 7.
Trinity has also developed two apps for the iPhone and iPad which will give people yet another way to connect to Trinity. The first is a virtual tour of Trinity, which includes photos and historical information about Trinity Church and St. Paul’s Chapel, allowing people to learn about Trinity’s rich history both in person and virtually.
Another app, called “This Week at Trinity”, was released in 2013. The app is updated weekly with videos of the latest services, concerts, and other featured videos.
The apps and the Compline podcast are free of charge and available in the iTunes store.
Most people access Trinity’s content through trinitywallstreet.org, and Trinity has recently launched a redesigned website, providing a new, more vibrant site with more flexibility. The site will continue to be updated in 2014 as Trinity enhances its ability to strengthen the Church and build community, in person and virtually.
“I am grateful that Trinity is able to communicate our ministries with technical and spiritual excellence," said the Rev. Dr. James Cooper, Rector of Trinity.