A cathedral shook up its Sunday evening worship with a pioneering Elvis Presley night that attracted 900 people.
Some of the congregation wore T-shirts paying tribute to "the King", clutched programmes with Elvis’s face on them and sang and clapped throughout the 75-minute service, which was led by an impersonator, Johnny Cowling.
Truro Cathedral, which moved its traditional evensong to 4.30pm last Sunday to make way for worship led by the impersonator, says it now wants to become even more adventurous because ordinary services "do not connect with people".
Colin Reid, a spokesman for the cathedral, said: "The Elvis evening was a rip-roaring success. "Elvis" sang a series of gospel songs and in between the head of worship, Canon Perran Gay, reflected on the significance of the lyrics.
"Everyone loved it. There were many people there who never normally darken the doors of a church or a cathedral. That was the point."
However, the cathedral, which has also conducted Sunday evening worship through country and western music, jazz and poetry, has a problem – how do you follow Elvis?
Mr Reid said: "The Elvis event far exceeded expectations and dwarfed attendance for the jazz and country and western, but the question is where do you go from here? You can’t beat Elvis."
He added: "This seemed to really work, so we are going for something more adventurous, which does not include music. The plans are still being considered."
A couple of years back I exposed the real truth about Elvis and his Catholic connection.
Or go here to hear Elvis singing Miracle of the Rosary.