If you could ever imagine the perfect day out to the English Countryside, walking through the grounds of a fine 16th Century English Mansion, worshipping to the sounds of the greatest collection of Christian artists and worship leaders from around the world, with more than 25,000 other brothers and sisters from this crazy thing we call church, plus a big slice of heaven thrown into the mix, then you’d be getting close to imagining what the Big Church Day Out is all about. For the last 7 years this event has rapidly grown to one of the country’s largest annual gatherings of the church, when young and old all come together to celebrate the One person that unites us all, One who is far greater than anything that would divide us.
One of the great things about the event, according to its organiser Tim Jupp who was formerly in the band Delirious, is that “rarely these days can we find amazing events in the Christian Calendar that at their heart have family. We spend a lot of time putting on conferences, concerts, and all night worship events, but one of the unique things about the Big Church Day Out is that you can bring your whole family, enjoy the countryside, and still leave knowing you have not only met with 25,000 other believers, but with the God that created us all too”. Tim goes on to say that “One of the most exciting things we’ve seen happen as the Big Church Day Out has continued to grow each year, is that so many people are bringing friends and family who don’t yet know Jesus, and in this environment of fun and family, are finding a relationship with God who is often encountered through the hours of passionate and heart felt worship that remains the central focus of the event.”
Along with masses of free fun for families that include children’s celebrations, BMX track, climbing wall, bouncy castles and fair ground rides, there’s even a small petting farm where children can get up close to the animals
This year will see an extraordinary lineup of artists, including the amazing Tye Tribbett, along with over 50 other worship leaders and artists that promise to deliver an incredible two days.
If you’ve ever wondered how best to spend your bank holiday weekend, then this could be the perfect answer that you’ve been looking for!!
The Big Church Day Out happens on May 28th & 29th at Wiston House West Sussex, is easily accessible from London, and even by train, as we’re running all day shuttle busses from the station at Shoreham-by-Sea.
Why not take a look at our video and see more of what the weekend involves!
For tickets and more info go to bigchurchdayout.com
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