A Lancashire church threw open its doors to people from across the County as it hosted an ‘International Worship Event’ featuring a well-known guest singer from Pakistan.
St Luke’s Church, Brierfield held the special event on Saturday 1st April, where everyone was welcome to attend.
The Bishop of Burnley, Rt Rev. Philip North said the arrival of Pakistan’s renowned Gospel singer Majeed Masih, was to ‘celebrate the important part people of diverse heritages play in our congregations’.
Majeed Masih appeared alongside choirs of different nationalities.
The event was coordinated by Rev. Munawar Din and his team from St Lukes and also St Cuthbert’s, Burnley. He said: “It can be truly inspiring to hear God’s praises sung in different languages but with one voice and as one body of Christ.
“We hoped people of all backgrounds would join us for the truly wonderful occasion.”
Bishop Philip added: “This is the latest in a long run of similar initiatives over the past few years in our Diocese and it was a wonderful way to celebrate the important part people of diverse heritages play in our congregations here in Lancashire.”
“Rev. Munawar’s vocation has been nurtured by our Diocese, and I pray many more clergy and lay leaders from a South Asian background will take the lead in mission and ministry across the County in the coming years.”