Christian Magicians UK is a group of Christian entertainers, who use their performing skills to spread the Good News about Jesus Christ. The tricks that are performed are either used as “visual aids” (for example escaping from a pair of handcuffs and talking about how “Christ has set us free” – Galatians 5v1), or simply to attract and engage an audience. We would never claim to have ‘special powers’. It is just used an effective method of presenting the Gospel in a clear and memorable way.
Members use natural principles to produce amazing effects. Most will freely admit that what they perform are simply “tricks”. Robert Houdin (a French magician, who Harry Houdini named himself after) once said “A magician is an actor playing the part of a magician”. Nowadays, most people understand that what they are seeing is not “real”, but merely special effects.
So what skills do you need if you want to try Gospel Magic? Well, probably not the ones that immediately spring to mind! Perhaps the most important skills are “people skills” – being confident; being able to make eye contact; being able to communicate clearly. You might take these for granted, but so many performers think it’s all about the trick, that they forget the primary purpose – to entertain, and (if appropriate) share the Gospel.
Some tricks can be learnt in minutes, others take years. Most magic sets, or books on magic from the library, are aimed at beginners and focus on simple tricks that anyone can do. This is the best way to start. Each year we have a national conference (along with several regional events) which include lectures, hands on workshops and shows. Our quarterly magazine provides ideas to help members develop their magic and entertainment skills to enable them to share their faith through good magic.
Membership is open to Christian magicians of all denominations and it would be great to meet you sometime.
To find out what membership offers please go to the Join Us page
Christian Magicians UK is run on behalf of the membership by five trustees
Who enlist the help of members to assist with the magazine, conference, running the regional groups and other duties as required, for example: