A renowned Christian gospel singer from Pakistan was the special guest at a church.

Majeed Masih was welcomed by 200 worshippers to the county at an International Worship celebration at St Luke’s, Brierfield.

The event was organised by St Luke’s alongside St Cuthbert’s, Burnley. 

A selection of hymns and songs were sung and the Scriptures were read in at least nine different languages.  

The reflection was delivered by Rt Rev. Philip North, Bishop of Burnley.

He said: “Christians from every nationality and ethnicity are important parts of one body of Christ which is the Church. We love to see Church in Lancashire grow as a diverse Church, united in Christ as one body.” 

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The congregation at St Luke’s and gospel singer Majeed Masih

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Also attending the celebration was Rev. Sarah Gill, who is Bishop’s Adviser on UKME Matters and Vicar of St Stephen’s and St James’, Blackburn. 

She said: “It was very encouraging to worship in different languages. It was an opportunity to remember that God is at work in the world, He embraces diversity of cultures and languages and people are free to worship in their own languages.” 

Rev. Munawar Din, added: “This worship experience has been amazing and I am so humbled to see many Christians coming together to sing praises of God in different languages. I hope events like this will continue to help us to embrace, with the love of Christ, those who may be different from us.” 

Rev Munawar Din also launched his first Urdu song video at the event which is now available on YouTube.