Ugandan Church Sets Guinness Record For Clapping

A Ugandan church has set the Guinness World Record for the longest applause after its members clapped non-stop for more than three hours.

“The congregation clapped for a total of three hours 16 minutes, maintaining an average sound level of 88.5 dB. For the attempt to be valid, they had to remain above 80 dB for the entire duration,” Guinness World Records said in a statement.

Dubbed “Clap For Jesus”, the event at a hall in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, was organised on 30 July by the Phaneroo Ministries church in celebration of its ninth anniversary.

Grace Lubega, the church’s leader, told the Guinness World Records that the event aimed at uniting people in thanksgiving and celebration.

The 926 participants were required to clap continuously and stewards ejected those who paused.

The event was livestreamed and monitored by observers from the Uganda’s standards agency and national basketball governing body.

The group toppled the previous record of two hours and five minutes, set by Clark Stevens and The Festival of Awesomeness in the United Kingdom in 2019.