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Festival worship

Cliff Festival 2023 - Eden Restored

What you can expect to find at Festival 2023.

About Festival 2023

Cliff Festival 2023 runs from 26-29 May, and will be full of worship, teaching and activities for all ages. We'll also have livestreams and online 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 2023. 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.

We're making some changes to the site and venues for 2023. Our Hope Stage will be under canvas, but with some adjacent outdoor space for those who want to worship in the open air. We'll also have a central Hub housing our exhibitors and some food and drink providers. More details on our venues and programme will be available in early 2023.

About our theme

Our theme for Cliff Festival 2023 is Eden Restored. We will explore significant garden encounters in Scripture – from the garden of Eden at the very start of the Bible to the tree of life and the restoration of all things in the book of Revelation.

Reconciliation and restoration is a central theme of Scripture and is the lens through which we will explore these garden encounters. As Christians, we have been reconciled to God through Christ and have been given the ‘ministry of reconciliation’ (2 Corinthians 5). We will be considering what this looks like and what roles we are called to play in the works of reconciliation between God and people, between people and people, and between people and creation.

Whether through evangelism, peace-making, justice-seeking or responsible stewardship of the earth, we will encourage and equip people to live as ambassadors for God’s kingdom in our messy world. We will do so anticipating the full restoration of creation, when God will reconcile all things to himself under the head of the Son, Jesus Christ (Colossians 1).

Coming to Festival

You can book your tickets, camping pitches and indoor accommodation online via our booking site. Once you've booked, you'll receive updates from our team about the programme, arrival details and much more. Book using the link below, or find out more about attending as an exhibitor or a volunteer.

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