A Vicar in Sweden has been dubbed the ‘raving reverend’ by the media for his efforts to combat poor church attendance by introducing dance music and laser lighting. Vicar Olle Idestrom says the first techno mass held in All Saints Church in Stockholm on Friday night was so popular he had to turn people away, The Sun reports. Instead of traditional sermons featuring hymns and silent prayers, Mr Idestrom's masses combine all the elements of a rave including thumping electronic beats and laser lighting. "People say this is exactly what the Church of Sweden needs," Mr Idestrom said. "We need to develop the services so that we have a service also for people, mainly from the younger generation, who like this kind of music." Teenage parishioner Ella Schwartz said she didn't have high hope for the techno mass but was pleasantly surprised after attending. "The church isn't really my kind of thing, but after this, it seems like it is great."