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Thousands of Christians return to Devon for annual festival

Christians from across the UK, and the world, will be attending a different sort of festival this summer in Devon ...

Westpoint Festival, in its sixth year, offers Christians the chance to learn more about God through teaching and meeting people from other churches.

Churches from across the South Coast and across the UK will camp together for the five-day Festival. They will be joined by churches from India, Portugal and other nations to celebrate their faith and share community.

Local Devonshire businesses have been invited to take part in the Festival and participate in the ‘Festival Zone’. The Festival Zone is a free space where festival-goers can engage in a number of activities from freerunning and musical theatre to fun kitchens and even pirate adventures! An inflatables zone and café area will also offer alternative ‘hang-out’ zones for children and adults alike.

In addition to this, daily morning and evening meetings will take place that will include times of sung praise and teaching by speakers from churches across the UK. There will also be plenty to do for children and teenagers, with fun activities and groups on offer.

A series of seminars will run throughout the Festival on topics ranging from leadership and the Bible through to social enterprise.

Sam Priest is one of the Festival’s organisers and said, "This year's Westpoint Festival is going to be fantastic. A number of churches from across the UK and the world will be joining together and we are looking forward to praising God and learning more about Him.

"In addition, the Festival Zone and activities will be brilliant fun and a great chance to really engage with the local Devon community too – as we have been doing for the last few years. Last year was a brilliant time of being a community together and we think this year is going to be even better!”

Westpoint Festival takes place from 27-30 August 2015 with around 4,000 people camping in Exeter Westpoint Arena.

For more information, or to book tickets, visit www.westpointevent.org.uk.

Westpoint Festival is organised by Commission, a worldwide family of churches that are part of Newfrontiers.

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