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Sunday, August 28, 2005

Greenbelt Festival 2005: Tree of Life

This is Summer Bank Holiday weekend in England. In Oz Lingo, this translates as a long weekend. This means that approximately 20,000 Christians of one sort and another are off to Greenbelt which is held at Cheltenham Racecourse.

Greenbelt is an arts and culture festival. The first ever Greenbelt festival was held in 1974 on Prospect Farm in Suffolk. The festival grew yearly in numbers from its initial 2,000 attendance and by the early 1980s, only 10 years later, there were more than 20,000 people coming to Greenbelt each year. These days, Greenbelters re-imagine the church as an infectious global conspiracy, working for God’s peace, healing and friendship in previously unimagined ways. Take a peek at the Year of Living Generously as an example.

Bloggers have packed up and headed off including John Davies, Maggi Dawn, and one of our favourite Christian cartoonists. Pray for fine weather, great times and the peace of God.