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Looking back on a weekend of fun, fellowship and faith!

‘Bishop Julian’s Summer Festival’, a massive FREE event over two days on the weekend on June 21 and 22 at Arnold KEQM School in Lytham St Annes, organised by The Church of England in Lancashire is now over.

We are leaving this page live for a while so you can easily view post-event coverage including links to the entire Festival Twitter feed and the special edition of The See magazine produced for the Festival and available online only.

Click on the links to the right under 'Summer Festival' for information about the festival and the full archive of news stories and other material related to the event

Parishes and church schools from across the County attended the big Diocesan weekend but the event was open to EVERYONE who wanted a day out to remember. Schools were encouraged to come in great numbers and many sent groups to sing and perform throughout the day.

We also asked schools and churches to participate in specific ways for the event. 

Advice on hiring a coach to the event, was also available click here.

The summer festival planning team also set up an email address for all enquiries related to the festival: but that email address is now closed.

Day 1: Featured loads of activities for all ages throughout the day, including exhibitions from a variety of Diocesan organisations and resources to help you with outreach. Here’s just a few of things that took place. See the full timetable for the day here. One of the main highlights of the whole weekend took place at midday when everyone attending came together for a giant Diocesan Eucharist service which was led by Bishop Julian. This was a special moment and an important opportunity to break bread together as a Diocesan family.

Also on day one there was a football cage, bouncy castle, rodeo sheep and a climbing wall for people of all ages to try and the whole day finished with a rousing ceilidh as well as a music concert featuring Chip Kendall (Chip K) formerly of thebandwithnoname and now a fantastic singer/songwriter in his own right.

Day 2: People from across the Diocese walked to the school site from two key points on the Fylde coast for ‘Pilgrim Praise’ – an evangelistic mission event. This story has more information about what the Pilgrim Praise event was all about.

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