Worship Idea – Goth Eucharist

OK, so this isn’t a particularly new idea having been around for a while.  Certainly Greenbelt have been having Goth Eucharist’s for some time now.  However, I bought the Mixed Economy journal of Fresh Expressions and it has an article on the Goth Eucharist at Coventry Cathedral and it has a quotation that I feel highlights some of the fears the inherited church have about fresh expressions.

Church services are all about a misunderstood man who got nailed to a cross.  They are held in a looming, bell-towered, candle-lit edifice in the middle of a graveyard.  Indeed if you go catholic, you get to burn incense and drink blood as well.  By contrast, playing a bit of Rasmus looks a bit, well, townie.

 So what about it.   Rethink a very traditional form of church into a modern context.  Why not have a Goth Eucharist?

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5 Responses

  1. what are you doing for your big art attack?

  2. the last bit just sounded a bit Neil Buchanan…….http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Attack

  3. Do a Goth Eucharist – Oh OK then!!
    Actually I help to organise and lead the Goth Eucharist at Greenbelt 🙂
    I also run a Christian Goth group in Second Life…
    We’re looking at doing services like this more often and possibly a cathedrals tour 🙂

  4. Cool. I didn’t make it to GB this year. I went to the Goth Eucharist last year. It was really well done!

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