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The Prime Minister honours Revd Tim Hughes for ‘The UK Blessing’
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has publicly thanked Christian worship leader and Birmingham vicar Revd Tim Hughes for organising ‘The UK Blessing.’ The music video, which features singers from 65 UK churches, has been viewed 2.5million times on YouTube since its release 12 days ago.
The Prime Minister also gave Tim his ‘Points of Light’ Award, a prize awarded daily to recognise individuals who have made a positive impact on society. In his letter, Boris Johnson wrote, ‘At a time when our churches are closed, I am filled with admiration to hear how you have used the power of music to bring together Christians of all denominations from across our United Kingdom. Your sensational singing masterpiece ‘The UK Blessing’ is truly uplifting and has touched millions around the world with its message of hope and its beauty.’
The Prime Minister also acknowledged the work which St Luke’s, Gas Street, is doing in the community. He said, ‘As we continue to protect our NHS and save lives, I know you are also leading efforts through your own church to support those in need in Birmingham and to befriend those who are feeling lonely or isolated at this time.’