Dave and Karen Gardner will host the festival which takes place on Saturday 25th – Monday 27th May 2013 and considers the theme ‘Coming Home’.
In October 2012 St John’s Woodbridge said ‘goodbye’ to Dave who was taking up a new appointment as Director of Mission for the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich. This role brings an exciting dynamic to Alive 2013 and both Dave and Karen are working hard, alongside the rest of the Alive Core Team, to bring you what they believe will be the biggest and best Alive Festival yet.
Alive Core Team
NewsTim Yau at the Alive Youth Venue this year – 14th May We are pleased to announce that Tim will be joining the young people as their Bible Teacher for this year’s festival. He is currently a Pioneer Minister for the United Reformed Church and works across the Eastern Region encouraging churches to engage with their community and to establish Fresh Expressions of Church. Tim spends some of his time working with students and young people through initiatives like the Café Project on the waterfront in Ipswich and also Morph. Book now to secure your place at this year’s festival – 9th May With just a fortnight to go before Alive Coming Home, the people of St John’s are already gearing up to welcome delegates. Sadly due to unforeseen circumstances Matt Levett is no longer available and be with us, but we are pleased to announce that Simon Harris of Burlington Baptist Church, Ipswich will be our Evening Speaker on Sunday 26th May. Watch this space for news of the Youth Morning Bible Teacher – to be announced shortly! Festival Programme Now Available! – 10th April This year’s festival programme is now available to view and download here. If you would like copies sent out to you, please be in touch with the festival office (firstname.lastname@example.org or 01394 383162) Close of Earlybird bookings - Friday 15th Feb We can confirm that delegate bookings to date are up on last year and we look forward to welcoming you all from Sat 25th May! Speaker Updates – 17th January Michael Mitton is booked as the Bible teacher for all three days. Also in the speaker line-up are: Sandy Millar, responsible for the Alpha Course; John McCarthy CBE, journalist and broadcaster and author of ‘You Can’t Hide The Sun’; Mo Tizzard author of ‘How to Pray when He Doesn’t Believe’; Alison Fenning of the Stowmarket-based RSVP Trust; John Parr, Director of Ministry in the St Edmundsury andIpswich Diocese; Simon and Ceri Harris from Burlington Baptist Church, Ipswich.Springs Dance Company will be performing ‘Bread of Life’ as part of their national tour.