Among the original inspirations for the King/Cave Project was the Thomas Mass, a Nordic worship concept first celebrated in Helsinki in 1988.
At the Thomas Mass’s heart are prayer, welcome and the conviction that worship provision and preparation should be on a lavish scale, that artistry and passion, tradition and experiment should be everywhere in evidence.
Over the course of a decade the King/Cave Project has performed at numerous cathedrals, jazz clubs, and country chapels, and probably in the majority of Greenbelt’s tents and tabernacles. A special interest of the King/Cave Project has been to work bring poetry and song into liturgical use, a feature that has seen services where Thomas Traherne jostle with Curtis Mayfield or Maximus the Confessor with Stormzy.
Greenbelt 2019 sees festival favourite R. S. Thomas added to the ever-expanding roster of inspirations.