Last weekend Churches Together in Earley and East Reading (CTEER) came together to provide a church zone at the East Reading Festival in Palmer Park. The festival is “a celebration of the diversity of the local community and aims to strengthen the connections between the people and organisations of the area.” There were over 50 stalls and 3 performance stages at the free festival and the church zone was a key part of the festival which welcomed over 5000 visitors.
A wide range of churches worked together at the East Reading Festival including Vineyard with the Healing on the Streets team, Wycliffe, Park United Reformed Church, Anderson Baptist Church including the Nepali congregation, Earley Christian Fellowship, Brookside, St Nicolas Church, Wesley Methodist and CAP (Christians against Poverty). Here are some of the photos celebrating the presence, prayer and praise that blessed the festival and the community.
The puppets came along from Wycliffe
The Boys Brigade organised a game of football
There was worship by the Nepalese church
Messy Church was visited by many families and there was a tent available for specific prayer
Healing on the Streets were praying over anyone who wanted to be blessed with it
We are called to be in the world but not of the world; the presence of the churches together at East Reading Festival showed this in all it’s fullness. We look forward to coming along again next year.
With thanks to Steve Blunden for the wonderful photos.