Thursday, August 30, 2012

Refresh2012 Attracts 2,000

From England-

Two thousand people attended an outdoor service on Sunday 26 August during the ‘Refresh2012’ Beach Festival in Weymouth. The service was a highlight of Bank Holiday events organised by local churches from Weymouth and Portland.

An estimated two thousand people attended the Sunday Service led by Evergreen, Andrew Palau and the Bishop of Sherborne

The organisers timed Refresh2012 to take place between the Olympic sailing events and the Paralympics. Hundreds of people braved the elements to attend the Festival between Friday 24 and Monday 27 August.

Stage performers included rock bands Evergreen (who led the service, entitled the ‘Great Big Worship Event’) and Dave Lubben; pop acts LZ7 and Crossfya; and clergy rock band Dogs without Collars.

Activities included face painting, circus skills, balloon modelling, bouncy castles, sumo wrestling and relaxation tents, complete with foot massages and herbal teas.

The Bishop of Sherborne, Dr Graham Kings, said, “It was an extraordinary Christian festival on the beach: the direct result of long term relations across denominations. Congratulations to all involved.”

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