Worship on wheels: Bengaluru church embraces new normal with 'drive-in worship'

A Bengaluru church initiated 'Worship on Wheels' as a way to promote social distancing in their first post-lockdow Sunday mass. 

The service was also broadcasted live for people at home.

Drive-in worship

Worshipers attended the 'drive-in worship' initiative of Bethel AG Church in Bengaluru on SUnday.

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Sunday mass was divided into five parts

The first batch was of people coming on two-wheeler at 7 am and 5 pm, the second batch was for cars commuters from 9 am to 7 pm and the third batch was for people who took public transport or walked to the church at 11 am.

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Service broadcasted on screens

A priest addressed the attendees from the stage in an open plot where screens were set up for people to watch the service from their parked cars.

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All measures were taken

The church urged attendees to wear masks and stay in their cars at all times.

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First of its kind

It is reportedly the first-ever 'drive-in service' in India.

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A successful service

The service was attended by more than 80 car-riders and a similar number of two-wheeler. A digital service was also organised for people who could not visit the church.

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