FROM THE HEART – FESTIVAL MANCHESTER 22

Festival Manchester is coming. The biggest Christian mission in the North West for a generation.

Three days of high-energy gigs, a huge kids’ area, fun fair, bouncy castles, extreme sports zones, family fun area, fireworks, a beach and live music are just some of the things to expect as people gather in Wythenshawe Park, Manchester, from 1 – 3 July 2022 to share the love of Jesus.

The organisers are dreaming big and want to see tens of thousands of people join them and hear the message of hope.

But it’s about more than just three days. Festival Manchester is about the church stepping up and stepping out to introduce people across the region to Jesus. Together, people will unite in prayer, mission and action on a scale never seen before.

Word and deed go hand-in-hand. So, as well as telling people about Jesus, attenders will be shown His love too. The church and thousands of volunteers will take to the streets with ‘Love Where U Live’ social action projects where people involved will clear gardens, pick up litter and breathe new life into forgotten parts of the community. As they work, they’ll get to know the people who live there and invite them to the festival weekend.

Build-up events will also take place across the region reaching out to schools, prisons, business leaders, women and many other groups in our society, making sure that everyone gets to hear the good news.

Organised by hundreds of churches, in partnership with The Message Trust and Luis Palau Association, our power is in our unity. As people come together, they’ll see thousands of people equipped to share their faith, people passionately praying for their friends, the church stepping out and tens of thousands of lives impacted.

Daniel Eduardo, the organiser of the event, writes:

“On behalf of Andy Hawthorne, Anthony Delaney and the whole Festival Manchester team, I would like to say thank you so much to church and other partners of Festival Manchester. We hope like us you can’t wait to see all God’s going to do in lives and communities across our region.

“We are very excited about how the plans are coming together. Apart from the three-day event, we are also holding several dinners; arranging four banquets for homeless people; organising 200 Love Where You Live projects organised by local churches; sharing the gospel through our mission bands in over 80 Greater Manchester schools; seeing thousands of primary school children joining choirs; getting every street in Greater Manchester prayed for by the Oikos app; training thousands of Christians trained in friendship evangelism; aiming to see 500 children and young people fostered and adopted; sponsoring 1,000 children sponsored through Compassion; planting 5,000 fruit trees.”

Contact:

Festival Manchester 2022, Message Trust, Lancaster House, Manchester, M22 4RG.

Tel: 0161 946 2300

email: info@festivalmanchester.com

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