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Goth church service for festival
A goth church service
Rev Ramshaw holds regular church services for Goths
A church service for Goths featuring music from Depeche Mode and Sisters of Mercy in place of traditional hymns will be held in Whitby this month.

The 45-minute service at St Mary's Church will be held by candlelight and feature a mixture of secular and biblical readings.

It will be taken by the Rev Marcus Ramshaw, who is a Goth himself, during Whitby's Gothic Weekend festival.

The service will include a sermon by Rev Ramshaw on the topic of self-harm.

A goth church service
The services are held entirely by candlelight with popular Goth music
The Reverend, who has conducted Goth services in the Cambridge area for more than a year, said he was excited to be attending the Whitby festival.

He said: "It is the first time I will have been to the festival and hopefully there will be between 2,000 and 3,000 Goths there.

"I've had so many emails from Goths across the country I decided it was about time I took the service out of Cambridge, and Whitby was the obvious place to make an impression.

"Hopefully it should make quite an impression."

The service will be held on Saturday 22 April.

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