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Big response at festival to child trafficking campaign

Some 4,000 children have been protected from trafficking following Tearfund's 'No Child Taken' campaign at this year's Big Church Day Out at Wiston House, Steyning, West Sussex ...

Some 4,000 children have been protected from trafficking following Tearfund's 'No Child Taken' campaign at this year's Big Church Day Out at Wiston House, Steyning, West Sussex.

The festival, now in its sixth year, partnered with Tearfund to raise awareness and generate support to prevent the unlawful trafficking of children across the globe.

BigChurchDayOut continues to grow each year and focuses on gathering people from across the church family along with attracting increasing numbers of non-churchgoers because of its value as a great family day out.

Crowds of more than 20,000 gathered on the Bank Holiday weekend and were greeted with a mixture of rain and glorious sunshine, classic festival weather. The incredibly varied line-up included artists from all over the world, with genres ranging from Latin rock to R&B, bluegrass to gospel choirs, and much more.

Tim Jupp, Festival Director had this to say in the event programme: “My prayer for us all this weekend, whether we are spending time with our families, our church groups, connecting with others we don’t yet know, and for everyone wherever we are at on our journey of faith, is that we can leave this place having learnt how to love Jesus more.”

From the stories that have already been shared about the event, this seems to have been lived out by the many thousands that attended.

Next year's event is on 23-24 May 2015 – find out more at www.bigchurchdayout.com

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