For people who love to sing hymns and drink beer

The Lower Buck Inn, Waddington. (s)

The Lower Buck Inn, Waddington. (s)

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An event which aims to reach out to those people who do not normally attend church will be held at a Ribble Valley pub this weekend.

The first of a series of “Beer and Hymns” events will be held at 7-30 pm on Sunday October 2nd at the Lower Buck Inn, Waddington.

These themed events are being held each month, and are part of St Helen’s Church’s planned events for the Diocese of Blackburn’s “Vision 2026” promotion.

“The aim of the events are to provide uncomplicated outreach to those who do not normally attend churches and hopefully will demonstrate that as committed Christians we too can enjoy a good sing-along and certainly a pint,” said Campbell Barker, licensed lay minister (reader), at St Helen’s Church.

“Apart from the hymns, religion will not be forced upon the participants.”

The themes of the events being held at Waddington will be “most popular hymns” on October 2nd, “patriotic hymns” on November 13th, “hymns from the terraces”, including football, cricket and rugby “anthems” on December 11th, gospel spiritual hymns on January 8th and love hymns on February 12th, with the 14th being Valentine’s Day.

All ages are welcome and people are encouraged to bring an instrument along.