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Reaching Your Community in the Summer

A church in Norwich held a week-long festival in a nearby park during the summer to reach their local community.


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In this episode, Adrian Reynolds (Head of National Ministries) is joined by Andy Rees (Lead Pastor, Surrey Chapel, Norwich) to talk about Summer Fest- an event the church held in Waterloo Park in Norwich in summer 2022. How was it run? How did it go? Would they do it again?

00:00 - Introduction
- Surrey Chapel's Summer Fest
- Shifting from a social event to gospel intentionality
- Planning a summer festival
- Connecting with local media
- Moving the holiday club out of the church building
20:24 - Church buy-in for community events
- Planning a kids' holiday club
- Use what God has given you

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Photos of Summer Fest

  • Surrey Chapel Summer Fest 1

    Summer Fest in Waterloo Park, Norwich

  • Surrey Chapel Summer Fest 6

    The Summer Fest team

  • Surrey Chapel Summer Fest 7

    Line dancing in the marquee

  • Surrey Chapel Summer Fest on BBC radio 2

    Talking to BBC Radio Norfolk

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