The happy-in-black sheep of the Greenbelt family, we are a diverse group of Christians from the Goth/Alternative community coming from all over the UK and from various traditions.
We have a love of God and share a passion to provide a safe space for Alternatives to meet and build one another up. We offer Holy Ground where the curious can genuinely encounter God through our culture in a welcoming, inclusive way that promotes unity and understanding.
An inclusive event, promoting acceptance and welcome while challenging assumptions and offering other options, thoughts and perspectives.
The Rev Caroline Beckett is a veteran of Greenbelt and the Goth Eucharist, with the wind in her dreadlocks and grass between her toes, 57 varieties of church-ship swimming in her brain and passion for God and building a welcoming community. A former secondary school teacher, incurable optimist, alternative and one of nature’s volunteers, Caroline is currently ordained in the Church of England, chairing Colchester Foodbank and the nascent Colchester branch of Citizens UK and loving being remarried after widowhood. Amateur poet, liturgist and theologian, she is equally at home on silent retreat, up a tree, behind an altar, on the floor with the kids or in the thick of social action. She has a penchant for thinking sideways and bashing problems together to create solutions and she believes that alternative communities offer a unique perspective well worth sharing. With the new addition of a Goth/Alternative all-age daytime service this year, she hopes to reach alternative families and anyone of any age who is curious and wants to explore instead of guessing the ‘right answers’.
This year they will be hosting an additional all age Eucharist service for families, alongside their usual Goth Eucharist service.