Unique faith festival a success in Long Sutton

Make Your Own Music with Act II Theatre Company
Make Your Own Music with Act II Theatre Company
0
Have your say

An historic event brought together more than 600 people across Long Sutton and the surrounding areas.

This Life, Live It was a week long festival attracting people of all ages – and welcomed former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams.

An Evening with Dr Rowan Williams

An Evening with Dr Rowan Williams

The event was organised by the churches of Long Sutton to provide a week of experience and discovery of Christianity and included barbecues, film, drama and dance.

Father Jonathan Sibley, of Long Sutton St Mary’s Church was thrilled with the success of the event.

He said: “The main message to people was to come to explore Christianity – it meets all of us in different ways and can be interesting and fun.

“Having Dr Rowan Williams attend was a special time. It is his first visit to the parish and he gave a very good talk on Christian faith and took questions from people afterwards.”

Question Time: Is Faith Required?

Question Time: Is Faith Required?

Performers from ACT II Theatre Company visited local primary schools including Long Sutton, Gedney Drove End and Holbeach St Marks to retell the bible stories with puppets and drama. Youngsters also joined in drumming workshops during the week.

Gilson Lavis, drummer in the Jools Holland band was one of the panelists in a Question Time style event called Is Faith Required?

St Mary’s Church was filled with the vibrant sounds of Leicester’s De Montoft University Gospel Choir on the Saturday, which climaxed with face-painting, refreshments and a release of around 150 balloons .

Father Sibley added: “This was the result of 12 months of planning and the first time Long Sutton Baptist Church and St Mary’s have organised something like this together. We had over 40 events taking place and would like to thank everyone who was involved and supported us.”