Figures received from Church Services TV show that in the first three weeks of August, 2,252 people tuned in to the Driffield channel ,or put it another way, it represents 1,072 viewing hours. The average number of viewers each month for the period March to September was 2,100 and here is the list of countries those viewers come from*:
Great Britain, Ireland, USA, Poland, Romania, Germany, Canada, Guernsey, Switzerland, Australia, Trinidad & Tobago, Italy, Brazil, Kuwait, The Netherlands, Israel, Spain, Slovakia, Sweden, New Zealand, Malaysia, Hungary, Taiwan, Latvia, United Arab Emirates, India, Kenya, Finland, The Philippines, Belgium, Ukraine, Burkina Faso, Morocco, Austria, Belarus, Bahrain and Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.
This means Our Lady and St Edward’s parish is reaching out to people on every continent and it costs less than 8p per visit, regardless of the length of viewing time.
The parish is not our world – the world is our parish!
*countries are listed in descending order according to the number of viewers per country.