This has been an ongoing project since 2015, with Sound4Churches tasked with installing a sound and hearing loop system across the brand new church. We have installed a hearing loop underneath the floor and recently completed the installation of the entire audio system, with a total of twelve loudspeakers and seven microphones. We are now in discussions with the client to put together a plan to install their live streaming equipment.
St Mark’s and St Andrew’s
Two churches within five minutes of each other presented their distinct set of challenges. In both churches, we installed new Audio-technica and JTS wireless microphones to bring much-needed clarity to the services. Two HK Elements line array systems were installed into St Andrew’s to solve the issue of low sound levels at the back of the church and both spaces have digital mixing consoles to allow control from a mobile device.
Butt Lane Baptist
A very enjoyable day’s work installing a brand new hearing loop into the recently renovated church space. The loop cable ran all around the church, including up to the balcony and we were able to render the cable almost invisible, which meant minimal visual impact of the work. We also had a delicious lunch at the church café, so we are hoping they have more work for us in the future!
Our Lady and St Benedict’s
The system in the church had been in place for over thirty years, so it was time for an overhaul. We installed a completely new system of five loudspeakers mounted on the timber beams coming down from the ceiling to avoid the need for a faculty; two Audio-technica wireless microphones including a boundary microphone to capture up to four people stood at the altar; as well as a JTS lectern microphone for any readers.
St Mary’s Church
This lovely traditional church was in need of a new sound system which could handle both speech and music, which sounded very strained through the existing equipment. We opted to have six loudspeakers in the main body of the church so that sound was distributed evenly and also replaced the speakers in the choir area. Two Audio-technica wireless microphones provided coverage all over the church and a new lectern microphone fixed the issues the church had been experiencing with readers being very quiet.
St Margaret’s Church
The main challenge with St Margaret’s was the listed nature of the building, which meant fixing anything to the church was to be avoided wherever possible. Therefore, the only part of the system which was fixed to the wall was the mid-high unit of the HK Elements line array system. Two JTS wireless microphones and a CD/Media player assured a versatile system which could be heard anywhere in the small church. Overall, a very compact but high-performance solution.