U2 songs to feature in religious service

Band's most famous hits will replace hyms

U2 tracks are set to be used to boost congregation numbers in the Church of England.

The band’s most famous hits, including ‘Beautiful Day’ and ‘Mysterious Ways’, will replace hymns as part of an experiment for a unique service at St Swithins‘ church in Lincoln in May.

A band will cover the tracks for the first U2 charist service, which if successful will become more widespread.

The event will also focus on the Millennium Development Goals – world poverty targets promoted by Bono, reports Reuters.

The first U2 charist service was created in the US back in 2005.