Bizarre ‘anti-hero Taylor Swift church service’ sees 600-year-old place of worship blast hits

A 600-year-old church recently experienced Taylor Swift’s takeover as a special Sunday service based on the singer’s Anti-Hero album Shake It Off encouraged young fans to visit.

A historic church in Germany recently got the Taylor Swift treatment with an entire Sunday service dedicated to her music(AFP via Getty Images)

As Taylor Swift’s sold-out Eras tour continues to wow audiences around the world, more and more adoring Swifties have been looking for ways to incorporate a little more of the singer’s awesomeness into their lives. Whether it’s copying her iconic style with her effortless outfits, snacking on her favorite foods, or even recreating her flawless Barnet, many of us have all been looking for a little more Taylor in our everyday lives.

However, it seems that it’s not just fans hoping to capitalize on the phenomenon that is Taylor fever – as a centuries-old church in Germany recently decided to add a bit of vintage to its Sunday service by featuring the star’s most popular songs!

The Church of the Holy Spirit, a historic 600-year-old church in Heidelberg, Germany, recently took advantage of Taylor’s popularity when it hosted an “Anti-Hero — Taylor Swift Church Service” over the weekend in an effort to attracts young people to visit, according to Deutsche Welle (DW).

READ MORE: Taylor Swift Tickets – How To Get Standing Eras Tour Tickets Right Now

Hundreds of people gathered for Sunday’s special Taylor-themed service in Heidelberg, Germany(AFP via Getty Images)

“The Church of the Holy Spirit has always been a place of meeting and exchange. That’s why a religious service in pop music fits so perfectly,” pastor Christof Ellsiepen told the press. “With it, we give space to the questions and problems that occupy the younger generation.”

The service is said to draw on a number of “strong Christian themes” that appear in Taylor’s music and directly tackles hot-button issues such as women’s rights, racism and gender equality.

So far, the church has held two Sunday services revolving around Swift’s songs, with the attendees usually being young men and women. Although the church was originally built to cater for “Gregorian liturgical music and not for Taylor Swift”, the unexpectedly positive response to the service prompted the pastor to reveal how he “looked at beaming faces” and watched a roller coaster of emotions included the gathering.

According to the pastor leading the service, many attendees were “in tears” as they listened to Taylor’s songs.(Getty Images for TAS Rights Mana)

In particular, he cited the song “Soon You’ll Get Better”, which was written especially for the singer’s mother as she battled cancer, before explaining how many attendees had “tears in their eyes” while listening to it.