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Find Bono Through The Church Of England!

Find Bono Through The Church Of England!

U2 work in mysterious ways

The Church of England is planning to replace traditional hymns with hit songs by Irish sensation U2 in an effort to uplift their congregations. The first ‘U2-charist’ will be held in the communion service.

Plans for the service will be held in a Lincoln church in May. Adding to the ‘uplift’ effect, a lighting system will pulse along with the beat and a giant karaoke-style sing-a-long screen will display the words to songs such as ‘Beautiful Day’ and ‘Mysterious Ways’.

For the venue’s capacity crowd of 500, the “dancing and waving [of] hands” will be allowed.

Rev Timothy Ellis, The Bishop of Grantham says: “The Millennium Development Goals are extremely important for the future of the world!”

The idea for using U2’s songs was inspired by Bono’s figurehead status in the fight against world poverty.


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