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Cliff Festival 2024 - Rerouted

What you can expect to find at Festival 2024.

About Festival 2024

Cliff Festival 2024 runs from 24-27 May, and will be full of worship, teaching and activities for all ages. We'll also have live streams and online content for those who cannot join us on the Cliff College site.

The centre of Cliff Festival is our Hope Stage, which will host morning Bible studies and evening celebration services each day. Expect worship, teaching, prayer, testimony and encounters with the Holy Spirit! This venue will also host our early morning all-age worship and performances through the day and into the evening.

Afternoons at Cliff Festival offer spaces for learning with our various Seminar Streams; or you could enjoy some workshops and performances at our Orchard Stage; or burn off some energy at our football cage or in some Terrace games. Other venues including The Market Hub, The Yurt and Hope & Anchor will be open throughout the day for you to pop in and see what's going on.

And don't forget our age-specific venues for children, youth and young adults, which offer sessions and activities at different times of the day. You can find out more about them on their individual venue pages below.

What's happening at Festival 2024

Click on our venues to find out more about what's on offer during Festival 2024.

Coming to Festival with young people?

Alongside our main programme we have age-specific venues for children, teenagers and young adults - find out more about them below.

About our theme

Our theme for Cliff Festival 2024 is Rerouted: Making Peace on the Journey.

How many times have you started out on a journey of faith that has gone exactly as you thought it would? Very often, God’s plans for our journeys lead us down different paths and in other directions than we anticipate – and, on the way, we find new and surprising things.

Through our Festival 2024 theme, we’ll be exploring the journeys God takes us on and where they might take us next; what it means to walk with others in church and community; making peace with detours and rejoicing in unexpected encounters; and our ultimate destination, the new heaven and the new earth, where God’s peace will reign over all things.

Festival partners

Cliff Festival’s partners are the Methodist Church and All We Can.

All We Can is an international development and relief organisation, rooted in Christianity and working together to see every person’s potential fulfilled. Focussed on serving the world’s most marginalised communities, All We Can works through partnership alongside our global neighbours to see everyone become all that they can be – and you can be a part of this pioneering movement for change.

The Methodist Church has a calling to respond to the gospel of God’s love in Christ and to live out its discipleship in worship and mission. It does this through worship, learning and caring, service and evangelism. The Methodist Church is committed to being a growing, evangelistic, inclusive, justice-seeking Church – so that new people become disciples of Jesus Christ, faith deepens for everyone, and diverse communities and churches experience transformation.

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