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Festival worship

The Hope Stage

The Hope Stage is our main stage for Festival 2023. Here you'll find our all-age worship services, morning Bible studies and evening celebrations, as well as afternoon and evening performances from some of our musical and creative contributors. This venue is under canvas with some outdoor space, and is wheelchair accessible.


Monday 29 May

9-9:30amKick StartBring the whole family along and kick start the day with some high-energy fun! We'll explore the theme of Eden Restored through the story of Jonah - there will poetry, praise, pirates, parrots, puns and lots, lots more!
10-11amBible Study with Ruth ValerioOur Bible studies this year will look at 'Eden Restored' by starting at the very beginning, in Genesis 1, and exploring what it tells us about our relationship with God, with one another and with the wider created world. Monday's session will focus on our relationship with the wider creation, through Genesis 1 and then through the Scriptures. We will look at the key issues we face today, what actions we can take to respond, and what 'Eden Restored' means in the light of the promise of 'new heavens and new earth'.

Anniversary Celebration with the President and Vice-President of Conference

Join us for worship and teaching with Graham Thompson and Anthony Boateng, the President and Vice-President of Methodist Conference 2022-23.

2-3pmOur Atlantic RootsMac and Laura Johnston bring an uplifting blend of American & British alt-folk, with rich and dynamic harmonies. Mac’s characterful guitar playing accompanies lyrics that are poetic and direct, hopeful and authentic and most importantly are rooted in their faith.
7-8:30pmEvening Celebration with Bejoy PalJoin us for an evening of worship, prayer and preaching. Hosted by Ashley Cooper and Phoebe Parkin and with worship from Matt Beckingham.
8:30-9:30pmExtended Worship with Matt BeckinghamDon’t rush off after our evening celebration – spend the last few hours of Cliff Festival 2023 worshipping in the presence of God. Led by Matt Beckingham and the band.