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Festival worship

Cliff Festival 2022 - Jubilee: Rule and Reign

What you can expect to find at Festival 2022.

About Festival 2022

Cliff Festival 2022 will be a hybrid event, with a full onsite programme of worship, teaching and activities alongside online-exclusive content for those who cannot join us on the Cliff College site.

Festival’s DNA is coming together as the church to worship, pray, learn and encounter the Spirit of the living God – and that is at the heart of Festival 2022. Our celebration services and Bible studies will be back, as well as times of interactive worship for all ages to join in together. The excellent youth and children’s work provision that you expect from Festival will be returning in the forms of Awesome for primary school-age children and Fusion for 11-17s. And of course, there will be the usual mix of seminars, games and activities available throughout the day.

Cliff Festival 2022 will also look and feel different to Festival in recent years. The biggest change is that the main tent will be replaced by an open-air venue, which will reduce the risk of transmission of Covid-19 and enable us to celebrate together as church family more easily. We're also introducing an outdoor food court with seating and food vans, next to our marketplace marquee. Our late night fringes will return, with indoor alternatives available.

The other notable change is that Festival 2022 will be longer than in previous years! Because of the Thursday and Friday bank holidays in June 2022, we will be kicking off Festival with worship on Wednesday evening (1 June). Rather than finishing on Saturday evening, our closing event will be an all-age communion service on Sunday morning (5 June).

Festival partners

Cliff Festival’s partners are the Methodist Church and All We Can. We’re excited to spend this year’s Festival unpacking our theme of Jubilee: Rule and Reign with our partners, reflecting on what it means to practice evangelism and justice as we express the kingship of Jesus in every area of our world.

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