Category Archives: Local Preachers & Church Service Resources

Service Copyright FAQs – Do’s & Don’ts:

Updated 14th April 2021 (marked with NEW)

We have received a few enquiries regarding showing of films, YouTube clips, certain songs not in the CCLI system.

NEW  – For content of BBC material, permission is required, link to form’tand follow the buttons


  • Bible Society – Permission is granted to download or show videos from either the Bible Society website or its youtube material, the website videos are downloadable.
  • British Sign Language Videos, available to download and use, terms
  • CJM Music – have given permission to stream content from their YoutTube channel CJM Music
  • Christmas Carol Videos, Engage Worship offer some free to use Christmas Carols
  • Elevation Worship have given permision to use our YouTube videos within your church services at your Methodist Churches.  However, if you live stream, post to Social Media at all or post online, you will need a license for that use
  • Hillsong – All Hillsong resource is created with the express purpose of enhancing worship. Therefore, as long as you are not reproducing or broadcasting the resource or charging admission, you can use any Hillsong resource before, during and after your worship service. This includes all CD’s, Split Tracks, DVDs and YouTube clips.
  • IONA Community – A question was raised that these songs are not covered by the CCLI, these are now covered by CCLI, information below, as there are some exceptions, e.g. electronic use:
    I have emailed for such permission of electronic use, e.g. projection,
  • iTunes – Permission is granted to use media downloaded form iTunes from personal accounts in Church, both music and videos.
  • The Great Commission – Permission is granted for Churches and groups to use the videos on the website
  • Moving Works – Moving Works is a non-profit organization that makes short films to tell the world about Jesus. This is why we humbly dedicate ourselves to prayer, partnership with the Body of Christ, and obedience to the Holy Spirit’s leading in our ministry.
  • VEVO – Permission is granted to stream media only, they cannot be edited or monitized.
  • We Are Worship – Permission is granted to stream videos for use in services, as long as they are reported under the CCLI licence.  However, permisison is not granted to copy, embed or store them in any way. We Are Worship Video’s
  • Working Preacher – Permission to use videos and all materials, MUST give corresponding credit when used.
  • Worship House Media  – You may use the Content in virtually any kind of corporate setting: church services, conferences, Bible studies, multimedia presentations, film and video presentations, commercials, etc.


  • CCLI – YouTube clips are not allowed to be shown, unless the copyright holders permission is obtained.
  • YouTube – having contacted YouTube directly: the copyright holders permission is required for video clips to be shown.  Videos are not permitted to be downloaded (Section 5L) as per their Terms of Service.
  • Godtube – Godtube clips are also not allowed to be shown. Terms of Service & Specific reference.

Other Items of note.

  • Taize – the organisation has been emailed to ask for obtain permission to use Taize songs/materials for use in Church, Circuit (& Godpod) permission for Taize songs usage has been saught- we are awaiting a repsonse.
    if hosting a Taize Service please refrain from using ‘Taize Themed’ but simply call it a ‘Taize Service’
  • FILMS –  CCLI, Advertising of films being shown, the position is that the name of the film cannot be advertised outside of the Church or on social media or a website, but it can be on handouts. that are a personal invite.  Posters advertising the film can be shown inside Church but must not be visible from the outside. For more info on licencing requirements see
  • Licence Info – Information on the type of licences required –
  • Screenvue –
  • CCLI have issued a fact sheet for YouTube questions, it re-enforces the information stated below. INFO
  • Also you have to report your usage to CCLI as part of the agreement

Singing The Faith Plus:

A useful resource for worship, a wealth of ideas following the lectionary.


Copyright Information:




Whilst there are some gaps this does not necessarily mean there aren’t any licenses in operation but merely that the information hasn’t been gathered as yet for the website our administrator is working day and night for this information. 


Church Copyright Licence (CCL) – 152067

Music Reproduction Licence (MRL)

Church Video Licence (CVL)

PPL Church Licence

PRS for Music Licence

Burton Road

Church Copyright Licence (CCL) – 3595

Music Reproduction Licence (MRL) – 1062455

Church Video Licence (CVL) – 791301

PPL Church Licence – 1768948

PRS for Music Licence – 451847

Cherry Willingham

Church Copyright License – 235135

Song Select Basic Licence – 1267690

Copyright Licensing Agency Church License – 879577


Monks Road

Church Copyright Licence – 

PPL Church Licence – 

PRS for Music Church Licence –


Church Copyright Licence (CCL) – 3320

Music Reproduction Licence (MRL) – 3320

Church Video Licence (CVL) – 1106469

PPL Church Licence – 1763785

PRS Church Licence – 1528793


Church Copyright Licence (CCL) – 1509

Music Reproduction Licence (MRL) – 1509

Church Video Licence (CVL) – 961935

Song Select Basic Licence – 1119645

PPL Church Licence – 1708386

PRS for Music Licence – 961911

Copyright Licensing Agency Church Licence – 961928


Church Copyright Licence (CCL) – 637568

Awaiting Fuller Information


Church Copyright Licence (CCL) – 1989071

St Giles

Church Copyright Licence – 

PPL Church Licence – 

PRS for Music Church Licence –

Welton and Dunholme

Church Copyright Licence (CCL) – 325870

Music Reproduction Licence (MRL)

Church Video Licence (CVL)

PPL Church Licence

PRS for Music Licence


Church Copyright Licence (CCL) – 2258945

Church Video Licence (CVL) – 2258969

PPL Church Licence – 2258952

PRS for Music Licence



Local Preachers & Church Service Resources:

Please find Documents for the use of Local Preachers and Resources for the leading of church services:


Lincoln North Resources 

Meditations provided by Margaret Roe:

Notes on how to use the files

David’s Wives 1 Abigail David’s wives 2 Michal  
David’s wives 3 Bathsheba  David’s wives 4 Abishag   

Esther 1 Queen Vashti  Esther 2 Esther becomes Queen 
Esther 3 The Plot against the jews  Esther 4 Esther approaches the King  
Esther 5 Esther exposes Haman   Esther 6 The Counter Edict    Esther 7 The 13th Day

Hagar 1 The Surrogate Mother  Hagar 2 Rejection

Leah The Family  Leah The Surprise Bride

Rachel The Jilted Bride   Rachel The Arranged Marriage

Rebekah The Arranged marriage  Rebekah The Deceitful Wife

Ruth 1 The Young Widow  Ruth 2 The Kind Land owner  Ruth 3 Naomi’s Plot   Ruth 4 The Bride

Sarah The long awaited son  Sarah The Unexpected move

Probation Worship Leaders

Report Form (PDF)

Report Form (.doc)



Wider Resources 

Here is a link to the Methodist Churches’ Reader Services (to be read when appropriate, for example, when a Local preacher is absent).

Singing the Faith Plus Resources


Seasonal Resources:

26th October- Bible Sunday Resources by the Bible Society