The lockdown has affected church services as well. The vicar at St Peter’s church in Notting Hill, Reverend Pat Allerton has hired a Christiania bike from London Green Cycles, to project his sermon and a powerful Amazing Grace to the local community.
He also rides to major hospitals where patients struck by the coronavirus are being treated, such as St. Thomas and St. Mary.
The speakers he transports are loud and true. The music has a deep effect on anyone who stops and listens. Listen to this clip in front of St. Mary Hospital.
‘Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me…’ Psalm 23
Sam Farmer has shot this video of one of Reverend Pat’s outdoor services:
From the Telegraph:
“I see it as work, it’s work I have been called to do and it’s essential work, bringing a message of hope.”
He hopes he will be able to continuing “lifting spirits” during the pandemic after receiving thousands of messages of thanks online.