Festival Churches

A Festival Church is one which is purposefully set aside as fallow. Its church members need time to rest.
Support is sought from the local community and wider Mission Community to make Festival celebrations really special occasions. A Festival Church is a stopping off point to give time for recovery and reflection.

Our theological reflection and guidance document are designed to help you decide whether becoming a Festival Church is the right way forward for your church at this time.

Becoming a Festival Church – guidance

Festival Church application form

Past events

Becoming a Festival Church webinar (recorded 27th April 2021)

The Archdeacon of Exeter and the Growing the Rural Church team explain what it means to be a Festival Church.

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