‘Believe in Shipley’ is a festival of Christian life celebrating what God is doing in the Shipley communities, letting people know that Jesus loves them and inviting people to learn more about the Christian faith. We are working across the Christian community to engage people with things to see, do and participate in. The festival has particular focus on 24 September to 2 October 2016 but very much builds upon what God is already doing in the area and has a momentum which will continue to build over the coming months.
Believe in Shipley will have several main events, but the encouragement is to the churches, individually and collectively to get involved. Main events will include an evening with the Archbishop of York, John Sentamu (26th), Youth Event in Roberts Park (28th), a Big Picnic (2nd), ‘Live at Costa’ events and John Froud as the resident musician with friends at the Lloyds Bar in Shipley. As Methodist churches, we have Rev. Dr Martyn Atkins, Team Leader and Superintendent Minister at Methodist Central Hall leading an evening at Northcliffe on Friday 23rd and Rev. Dr Roger Walton, Chair of The West Yorkshire District and, from July, President of the Methodist Conference, leading over the course of a day at Titus Salt School on Wednesday 28th.
Prayer and participation are key. We have been praying for the festival for over a year and we encourage you to join us, through your own personal prayers and the opportunities there are to join with others. There are, and will be, lots of opportunities to get involved, to share the love of Jesus and to invite people.
You can keep up to date with all that is happening through the Believe in Shipley website believeinshipley.com