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Hope Anchor Festival

Hope & Anchor

A safe space at Cliff Festival 2024 for conversations, questions and the occasional mocktail or slushie!

A safe space for everyone to have conversations with contributors, friends and strangers. A place where faith talk meets real talk, where we find ourselves restored as we connect with God, ourselves and each other. Come to simply relax, bring your questions, or maybe hear something that changes your perspective. Facilitated by the Methodist Church and All We Can. Join us for 'In conversation' sessions each afternoon and evening, as well as lunchtime panel discussions and some afternoon walks up the Edge!

Hope & Anchor is located in the Broadbelt/Eagles building, no. 12 on the Festival map.

Opening hours

Friday: 7:30-11pm

Saturday and Sunday: 11:15am-5pm and 6:30-11pm

Monday: 11am-5pm and 6pm-8:30pm

Coaching opportunities at the Hope & Anchor

Coaching is a gift from the church to its leaders. It is a conversation between two people where one person feels seen and heard and knows something new at the end. Coaching works in short bursts – just 20 minutes with a coach can help you get just enough insight, just in time. You and your coach will work for 20 minutes on a topic you bring. You might want to:

  • Make a good decision, but don't know how
  • Respond to something new in your church or Circuit
  • Work on a knotty issue in your life or work

Sign up for a time slot that works for you in The Hope & Anchor at Cliff Festival.

What's on at the Hope & Anchor

Sunday 26 May

11:15am-12pmEmergency Stop: What needs to change now? - panel discussion with Simeon Mitchell, Christian Climate Action and Andrew StobartHosted by Holly Adams
2:30-3:30pmHidden Treasure Excavation with All We CanHosted by Cameron Lee-Hume and Angela Zamaere Smith
4-4:45pmIn conversation about... Transformation with Angela Zamare Smith

Hosted by Emma Nash

8:30-9:30pmHappy Hour
9:30-10:15pmIn conversation about... Deconstruction and Reconstruction with Elaine LindridgeHosted by Emma Nash
10:30-11pmEvening Prayer

Monday 27 May

2-3:30pmWalk with All We Can
4-4:45pmIn conversation about... Rerouting for the Climate with Hamish LeeHosted by Mollie Pugmire

It was wonderful seeing all generations meeting together, learning from one another and being church as a whole body in Christ.