Community Music & Arts

Video: The Bishop of Lynn’s Rock Song for Bangladesh

The Bishop of Lynn has been “turning it green” at St Faith’s church in King’s Lynn. He has recorded his own unique version of the Rolling Stone’s Paint It Black in support of Christian Aid’s focus on Bangladesh for Christian Aid Week.

Bishop Jonathan said, ‘The situation for people living on the rivers in Bangladesh is shocking. I wrote the words to this song as a reflection on the plight of people facing terrible conditions which could lead to despair but with love and the work of Christian Aid there is hope. I hope people will respond generously.’

Many people are facing devastation to their homes and lives along the rivers in Bangladesh as the snow from the Himalaya’s melts.

The video footage shows what life is like for individuals before Christian Aid’s intervention and after.

Every year people in Kings Lynn raise money for Christian Aid in May. In Norfolk last year £130,000 was raised to make a difference to some of the poorest communities in the 40 countries where Christian Aid works. The money is raised through collections, fundraising breakfasts, fashion shows, concerts, soup lunches and curry nights to name but a few.

If you would like to find out more or contribute to Christian Aid Week you can visit their website