I recently read that Dr. Billy Graham was once accused of taking the Church in the UK back fifty years. His reply was: ‘well then I have failed, my aim was to take it back 2000 years’! Our hope this year at Gorsley Festival is to look together through Dr. Luke’s eyes at the book of Acts, as he proceeds to pen the story of how Jesus continues to work in and through the life of the early Christians by the presence of the Holy Spirit. Luke makes it clear that the ‘Story of Jesus’ doesn’t finish with Jesus, and God never intended Christianity to become a passive spectator sport. So why not join us in the beautiful Wye Valley as we re-discover the road back to the future – and together get in on ‘action’ through God’s Church today. Looking forward to seeing you
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Camping on Site Camping on site is a great way to relax and enjoy the weekend and to make new friends. Although only a green field site, is well placed to access all the facilities. Electric showers and portable loos are provided together with a mains water supply. There are no electric hook ups for general use. Milk is available on site and generally we can accommodate your freezer blocks for re-freezing overnight. Waste bins will be provided. A BBQ area will also be available to use. Gorsley Chapel, Gorsley, Ross-on-Wye HR9 7SE tel: 01989 720312 web: www.gorsleyfestival.org
CHILDREN under 5 have their own programme in our fantastic Childrenâ€™s Centre and Garden, using a mixture of play, singing, games, crafts, stories and sensory activities â€“ the under 5s are guaranteed to have a wonderful time. Under 5s meet during the morning only. We also offer a soft play room that is open all day. Children aged 5-11 meet together in a programme that has been carefully designed to ensure that it nurtures the 5-7s and 8-11s effectively.
We meet twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening. Each session is packed with crazy games, teaching, worship, puppets, age streamed small-group activities, multi media presentations and lots of time to laugh and get to know God. During the second half of the morning and during the afternoon we offer a range of optional activities, including Bible Bop, sports and art. We also offer an opportunity for the whole family to come together for all age worship on the final day.
WELCOME TENT: The welcome team look forward to meeting you at Festival and will endeavour to answer you questions. You will be able to collect your Guide to the Flower Display as well as a Festival Programme. Local information regarding walks and open gardens will be available. This year, you will be able to make donations to the work of Festival including gift aid at the Welcome Tent. Donations by card can be made.
AFTER HOURS: Hot chocolate and light bites will be available in the Pavilion. Those staying on the camping site will have their own â€˜After Hoursâ€™ event with light refreshments in the Haven Centre.
CAR PARKING Free car parking in adjacent fields is provided although we do appreciate donations towards Festival expenses. FOOD OUTLETS MORNING Early Morning Bacon Butties will be served from the Lighthouse from 7.30am to 9am. Morning Coffee and light refreshments will be served from The Pavilion all day. LUNCH & DINNER A full lunch & dinner menu will be served at the Haven Restaurant. Light lunches will be served from the Pavilion. AFTERNOON Cream Teas will be available from the Pavilion Tea Room from 2pm Light refreshments will be served from the Pavilion all day.
DISABLED ACCESS All adult areas are accessible by wheelchair although access to the Big Top will be across a grassed field (which will be level). Lavatories are also available for the disabled. There will be nominated parking for drivers who are disabled. Otherwise, drivers of vehicles carrying disabled passengers may use the drop-off point prior to taking a permanent parking bay.
THE PAVILION: We again look forward to hosting a wide range of Missionary Societies and Christian Media at Gorsley where you can meet up with the local representatives and keep informed of the world wide ministries on show. We are delighted that Missionary Aviation Fellowship will again bring their In Flight Simulator and one of their light aircraft. The Pavilion will also be home to the Christian Bookstall. Light meals and the Afternoon Tea Room are also sited here.
The YOUTH PROGRAMME has been carefully designed to ensure that it nurtures the individual spiritual lives of young people across the 11-17s age group. We meet twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening. Each session is packed with teaching, worship, small-group discussion, multi media presentations, crazy games and lots of time to laugh and respond to God. During the second half of the morning and during the afternoon we offer a range of optional activities, including our soap box sessions, (a chance to go deeper on a variety of issues) sports, music, art, prayer and chill out in our own late night cafĂŠ. Throughout the weekend weâ€™ll help you discover what it means to love and serve God daily.
MUSIC: Our own Gorsley Worship Band led by Nia will again guide us in our worship and praise sessions. SPEAKERS: Our main speakers this year will be Charles Price, Mark Ritchie & Steve Legg (from ‘Sorted’ Magazine), with a testimony from Maria Landon.
Return of ‘The Labyrinth’! - Multi-sensory presentation with various thought provoking challenges