Communion

Join us at the Greenbelt Festival Communion Service this August Bank Holiday weekend on Sunday 28 August, 2016. Join with thousands of other Christians from all traditions and backgrounds in a celebration of unity and diversity in God.

Tickets and timing

Your Communion Ticket is absolutely FREE* and will gain you access to the Festival Village for the service and is valid until 1.00pm onsite. It is available to all churchgoers in the Northamptonshire area who would like to join us instead of going to their usual church that day.

* If you are driving, you will need to purchase a car parking pass for your vehicle when ordering your Communion Ticket online. (The cost of this parking pass is £5.)

You’ll also need to allow about 1/2 hour from when you arrive to park, pick up your wristband at the Box Office, and then make your way to the Glade Arena. (Don’t worry, we will email you with more detailed instructions nearer the time.)

The service itself starts at 10.30am and lasts approx. 75 minutes. But people begin to gather in and around the Glade Big Top venue from 9.30am onward. It takes a long time for that number of people to get settled!

 

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Special Offer

After the communion service (after 1.00pm in fact), if you would like to stay on for the rest of the day at the festival, then we’re delighted to be able to offer you an incredible deal.

If you are booking a free Communion Ticket for the Sunday morning you can add a day ticket for just £25! And anyone under 25 years old can stay on for the day completely free.

That’s just £25 for a festival day packed with music, ideas, performing and visual arts, worship, comedy, youth and children’s programming – and all set in beautiful Grade 1-listed parkland and landscaped gardens.

Simply add your Sunday day tickets to the shopping basket and when you get to the checkout enter the code GBSSCOMMUNION to activate the discounts.

If you decide on the day itself that you want to stay on then you will be able to purchase this special discount £25 day ticket after the communion service in our onsite G-Store venue (to the left of the Glade Big Top).

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Just some of the Sunday lineup highlights

  • Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby – in the communion service and presenting the Michael Ramsey prize for theological writing
  • US-based contemporary Christian band Gungor
  • Ghanian Christian music superstar Pat Thomas with Kwashibu Area Band  
  • Terry Waite, 25 years after his release from captivity in Lebanon
  • Elaine Storkey on gender violence and human trafficking
  • Sally Magnusson on dementia and memory
  • Christian Manga and comic book artist Siku
  • Plus world-renowned poets Lemn Sissay and Harry Baker
Check out the lineup pages