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English: St. John the Evangelist, Church of En...

English: St. John the Evangelist, Church of England, Knotty Ash (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The key communication device between a worshipper and their God, or so I have been led to believe, is prayer or perhaps the odd ritual sacrifice. But it seems that even organised religion wants to catch up with the times and use some technological advancements to up their game.

St John's Church in Mickleover, Derbyshire, has done a deal with The Cloud - owned by Rupert Murdoch's BskyB so make your own conclusion who they did the deal with... - to hook up the house of worship for the modern age e.g. with Wi-Fi.

The Cloud has provided the Church with a slew of tablets and using the wireless connectivity can now provide the Church service in full over the devices, letting those struggling to see the small fonts commonly used in The Bible or hymn books to enlarge them and follow along with the service much more easily.

"First we saw the Pope tweeting and now this service via Wi-Fi at St John's - perhaps the church can teach others a few things about keeping up with modern technology," claimed Vince Russell, managing director of The Cloud.

Well, they may not believe in gay marriage or women as bishops, but at least the Church of England has some technological nous hey? 

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