Festival worship

Cliff Festival 2022 - Festival Guide

What to expect from Cliff Festival 2022

What to expect

Cliff 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 2022. 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.

Cliff Festival 2022 will also look and feel different to Festival in recent years. The biggest change is that both the main tent and the marketplace tent will be replaced by open-air venues. This will reduce the risk of transmission of Covid-19 and enable us to celebrate together as church family more easily. Instead of late-night fringe events, our evenings will finish with an outdoor family-friendly film.

The other notable change is that Festival 2022 will be longer than in previous years! Because of the Thursday and Friday bank holidays in June 2022, we will be kicking off Festival with worship on Wednesday evening (1 June). Rather than finishing on Saturday evening, our closing event will be an all-age communion service on Sunday morning (5 June).

Partners and contributors

Cliff Festival’s partners are the Methodist Church and All We Can. We’re excited to spend this year’s Festival unpacking our theme of Jubilee: Rule and Reign with our partners, reflecting on what it means to practice evangelism and justice as we express the kingship of Jesus in every area of our world.

We’re excited to have musicians and worship leaders Philippa Hanna, Noel Robinson and Tom Smith joining us for Cliff Festival 2022. Each of them will lead worship during a celebration service as well as performing their own music over the festival.