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Tens Of Thousands At UK Christian Festival

by | Sun, Jul 17 2022

More than 65,000 people have attended ‘Festival Manchester’ which was the biggest Christian mission in the North West of England in a generation.

Organisers say around 3500 indicated they wanted to give their hearts to the Lord.

The three-day event was hosted by local churches in partnership with The Message Trust and the Luis Palau Association. 

It was preceded by 18-months of outreach to the city that combined sharing the faith with social action projects to help the homeless, the poor, the under-privileged and the lonely as well as schools and the environment.

The Message Trust reports that hundreds responded to the Gospel as a result of these projects.

The festival which was put on for free featured a fun fair, gaming zone, extreme sports and music by Matt Redman and Lecrae.

As part of the follow-up in the coming weeks, organisers will connect those who responded with a local church and provide them with additional Christian resources.

“This was a mission on a scale not seen in a generation,” said Andy Hawthorne, CEO and Founder of The Message Trust.

“This is what ‘Festival Manchester’ was all about – introducing people to Jesus and seeing lives changed both now and for eternity. I honestly believe we got to be part of something huge that God is doing.”

Andrew Palau from The Luis Palau Association said, “As is always the case, when the Church comes together in unity, serving the city, encouraging the body, and proclaiming the good news boldly, great things happen. And that is exactly what we saw here in Manchester.”

“What a joy to see the many lives changed through the proclaimed word of God.”