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The appy-clappy church where parishioners can vote for hymns on their phones

As congregations decline the Church of England is trying to attract younger worshippers by being more "relevant".

And so St Michael and All Angels at Aylsham in Norfolk is trialling the use of a live voting smartphone app during services. Parishioners can like or dislike hymns as they're being sung ... even add to a word cloud of things to pray for with the results projected on a screen behind the vicar.

Natalie Gray reports:

"I would like to think its pioneering. We're holding on to the traditional but embracing new technology to make it more relevant to society today."

– Revd Canon Andrew Beane
Aylsham Parish Church is trialling the use of a live smartphone app Credit: ITV Anglia

The app developed by Swedish company Mentimeter is more usually used in business meetings. The church has already had inquiries from other churches about the technology.