Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Guerilla 'flash mob' worship in Liverpool

This is thought to be the first time 'flash mob' has been used to generate a 'random' act of Christian worship. It took place last Saturday at Liverpool One Shopping Centre.

On the dream - re-imagining worship website, some of those involved have posted an explanation:

'We began scattered among the shoppers. At the signal, we all stopped and took off our shoes ... an ancient sign that this is "holy ground". God lives in shopping malls as well as churches! We then made out way to the park at the centre of the mall where we sat together to form a cross ... and prayed silently for a few minutes. We remembered Easter and the cross. We prayed for the current economic situation ... for those who have lost jobs ... and for God's blessing on our city ... we prayed for hope.'

Christine has commented:

'What an amazing event. Walking barefooted was a small reminder of the pain Jesus must have felt when carrying the cross. It was a privilege to be part of such a great vision, thank you. I will be at the next one!....'

For more on Holy Week, read the second in our special series in The Times this week. (Posted by Ruth Gledhill here).