The chimes of Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral will ring out John's "Imagine" this Saturday as part of the city's annual arts festival.
A spokesperson for the cathedral said that the song's lyrics - which include "Imagine there's no heaven" - had been carefully considered before allowing the stunt to go ahead.
"Allowing 'Imagine' to be pealed on our bells does not mean we agree with the song lyric," the spokesperson said. "But we recognise its power to make us think. As a cathedral we do not shrink from debate. We recognise the existence of other world views."
Yoko Ono said that the idea was "so beautiful, it made me choke up", reports BBC News.