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More than 65 churches unite to sing a blessing over the UK 

 
More than 65 churches, representing hundreds more, have come together to sing a blessing over our land in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic. The song The UK Blessing, released on Sunday 3rd May 2020, had a clear and uplifting message: while our buildings may be shut, the church is very much alive!

The diverse range of churches involved included those from Pentecostal, Catholic, Church of England, Coptic Orthodox, Baptist, Methodist and Salvation Army traditions – many of which are CTE Member Churches.

The UK Blessing describes the heart behind the song on its Youtube page:

“At this unique and challenging time in the United Kingdom over 65 churches and movements, representing hundreds of others, have come together online to sing a blessing over our land. Standing together as one, our desire is that this song will fill you with hope and encourage you.

“But the church is not simply singing a blessing, each day we're looking to practically be a blessing. Many of the churches included in this song have assisted with supplying over 400,000 meals to the most vulnerable and isolated in our nation since COVID-19 lockdown began. This alongside phone calls to the isolated, pharmacy delivery drops and hot meals to the NHS frontline hospital staff.

“Our buildings may be closed but the church is very much alive!”

Churches involved include:

  • Alive Church Lincoln
  • All Souls Langham Place
  • !Audacious Manchester
  • Belhaven Parish Church of Scotland
  • Bridge Church Methodist Cornwall 
  • Catalyst Vineyard Aberdeen
  • Causeway Coast Vineyard Northern Ireland
  • CFC Belfast
  • Christ Church Tonbridge
  • City Church Newcastle
  • City Gates Romford
  • CLM Coventry
  • Elim Church UK
  • Emmanuel Brighton
  • Emmaus Road Guilford 
  • Gas Street Church Birmingham
  • Global Generation Church
  • Hackney Church
  • Harbour Church Portsmouth
  • Hillsong Bermondsey
  • Hillsong London
  • Holland Road Baptist Church Brighton
  • Holy Trinity Brompton London
  • Hoole Baptist Church
  • Hope City Church UK
  • Jesus House London
  • Lagoinha London Church
  • Life Church Bradford
  • Love Church Bournemouth
  • Kerith Community Church Bracknell
  • KINGDOM CHOIR
  • Kingdom Faith Church Crawley
  • KingsGate Peterborough
  • KXC London
  • Naujavan
  • New Wine UK
  • One Hope Project Catholic Charismatic Renewal
  • Pattern Church Swindon
  • Pioneer Network
  • Redeemed Christian Church of God UK
  • Regent Hall Salvation Army
  • Renewal Solihull
  • Soul Church Norwich
  • Soul Survivor Watford
  • Sound of Wales
  • Sounds of New Wine
  • Southampton Lighthouse International Church 
  • St. Aldates Oxford
  • St George’s Church Gateshead
  • St Mark’s Coventry
  • St. Nicholas Bristol
  • St. Paul’s and St. George’s Edinburgh
  • St. Peter’s Brighton
  • St. Peter’s Brockley
  • St.Thomas Norwich
  • St. Thomas Crookes Sheffield
  • Symphony
  • The Coptic Orthodox Church
  • The Liberty Church London
  • The Space London
  • Trent Vineyard Nottingham
  • Trinity Church Nottingham
  • Vinelife Church Manchester
  • Woodlands Church Bristol
  • Worship for Everyone

Original Song “The Blessing” by Cody Carnes, Kari Jobe and Elevation Worship.  Written by Chris Brown, Cody Carnes, Kari Jobe and Steven Furtick. 

Audio produced by Trevor Michael. Video edited by Level Creative.


View The UK Blessing on Youtube.

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