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The force is strong among a group of West Yorkshire parishioners who held a special service on Sunday to celebrate the release of Star Wars Episode III.

The service at St Cuthbert's in Wrose, Bradford, came after children in the church explored the movie's ideas.


"We wanted a special service to bring these themes together and celebrate the victory of good over evil," said the Reverend Paul Walker.


The service also included a hymn sung to the John Williams Star Wars theme.


It was written by the neighbouring vicar of Eccleshill, the reverend John Hartley, who in 2002 wrote a hymn to the tune of Match of the Day.


Mr Walker said themes of good and evil, having the "force" of god in your life and resisting the temptation to evil were all explored at the service on Sunday.

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