A church has announced it is planning a service using U2 hits instead of hymns. St Swithin’s Church in Lincoln will hold what is thought to be the country’s first Holy Communion with rock music in May. The event, which it has dubbed "U2-charist", is based on similar initiatives which have been used in the USA in recent years to attract more worshipers. A band will cover the songs, which will include Mysterious Ways and Beautiful Day and the congregation will sing along karaoke style with lyrics on a big screen. The service will also look at the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals which have been championed by U2′s Bono. The Right Reverend Timothy Ellis, The Bishop of Grantham, said services should be fun. "The Millennium Development Goals are extremely important for the future of the world," he commented. "It is also very important that we continue to try to find ways of worshipping that are surprising, challenging and fun." He continued: "Rock music can be a vehicle of immense spirituality."
There is just something so sacrilegious about that.