While my more traditional religious brothers choke on their stale wafer (wink)…

The Church of England has announced it is to use the songs of a global supergroup in an effort to boost congregations.

The first “U2-charist” in England, an adapted Holy Communion service that uses the Irish rock group’s best-selling songs in place of hymns, is to be staged at a Lincoln church in May. Get this, a live band will play U2 classics such as Mysterious Ways and Beautiful Day as worshippers sing along with lyrics which will appear on screen at St Swithin’s parish church in the town centre.

The Bishop of Grantham, the Rt Rev Timothy Ellis, said the service would be “completely inclusive” with anyone who wished to come along welcome. Seating will be moved in order for the 500-strong congregation to be able to dance and wave their hands.

Key Line – “It is also very important that we continue to try and find ways of worshipping that are surprising, challenging and fun. Rock music can be a vehicle of immense spirituality.”

The idea of a “U2-charist” was first created in the US in 2005.

Rock on…


2 responses to this post.

  1. Hi Hook.

    Thanks for visiting.

  2. I agree Bro. Rock On!!

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