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Blended Festival 2018 - National Anglican Fresh Expressions Conference

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The Diocese of Ely are delighted to be hosting the 4th National Anglican Fresh Expressions Conference on the 3rd November 2018, which this year will feel more like a festival.

Based in Ely Cathedral and surrounding buildings, ‘Blended’ will have an immersive and experiential feel. It will explore how Inherited Church and New Christian Communities can partner together to grow the Kingdom of God.

Accessibility: All venues are located close to one another and have reduced mobility access. The Mainstage sessions will be signed by BSL interpreters and key festival information will be printed using dyslexic friendly fonts. Our stewardship team will also be on hand to assist with any specific needs.

The festival will have lots to choose from including:

Mainstage: throughout the day six 'Mainstage Conversations' will be presented by 2-3 people and be delivered twice on the day, once in the morning and repeated in the afternoon. These conversations will each pick up one of the six stages of the Fresh Expression journey to explore key pioneer issues. Two 'Bishops' Vlogs' will be screened: 'Being Blended' with Bishop Martin Seeley and Bishop Mike Harrison and 'Blended Beacons' with Bishop Jill Duff. Worship will be led by the Ely Pop Up Gospel Choir with guest singers.

Contributors include: Bishop Ric Thorpe, Paula Gooder, Mark Berry, Tim Lomax, Joel Gowen, Claire Pedrick, Mads Morgan, Helen Shannon, Neil Prem, Andy Milne, Beth Cope and more!

Side Stages: ‘Live’ Experiences’ will run throughout the day, providing an opportunity to join in with different examples of Fresh Expressions of Church which will be followed by discussion about what has been experienced. Examples will include: New Monasticism, Forest Church, Campfire Communion, Sweaty Church and Messy Vintage. ‘Pioneer Labs’ will help delegates to understand more of their pioneer calling in their context in an interactive and immersive way by discovering what their pioneer shape may be in four ways (Blended, Pioneer, Discipleship & Evangelism). 'Campfire Conversations' will allow opportunity to hear and share stories along the premise of ‘this is my story what’s yours?’ Each conversation will focus on a specific theme including: Millennials, Vocation and Training, Life Events, Messy Church and Discipleship, Wild baking and Storytelling, New Housing, Arts, Youth, Managing Risks and Failure, Accessibility.

Contributors include: Tina Hodgett, Michael Moynagh, Ali Dorey, Cris Rogers, Andrew Dunlop, Fusion Network, Ian Mobsby, Karen Ward, Jonathan Dowman, Jonny Baker, Betsy Blatchley, Tom Herbert, Miles Blackley, Lucy Moore, Sandra Miller, Rich Atkinson, Andy Milne, Sally Gaze, Tim Yau and more!

Hubs will run throughout the day giving opportunity for groups of shared ministries to meet including: Archdeacons, Bishops, Missioners, Market Towns, Rural hubs.

Consultancies with experienced Pioneers and Accompaniers will run throughout the day in the cathedral side chapels.

Installations using film and photography will be displayed across the site sharing stories of Pioneers working in blended economy contexts.

Sanctuary Prayer will allow people to pray individually, in groups, or join in with organised installations. As in previous years, three ecumenical partners will be listening in to act as prophetic voices for the conference.

The Market Place based in Ely Cathedral’s magnificent Lady Chapel will be a meeting point with stalls and a place to connect.

Food: The festival will pause for lunch as an opportunity to meet and greet. Hot food (lasagne and crumble) served in the Old Monastic Barn and packed lunch (roll, crisps, fruit, muffin, bottle of water) available in the Hayward Theatre will be provided by The Kings School, Ely and will be available to pre-order until 11th October 2018.There will also be a number of pop up vans on site where hot drinks and snacks will be available to buy throughout the day. Most dietary requirements can be catered for and please email mission.events@elydiocese.org by 11th October to let us know your requirements.

Friday Night Meal: If you are staying in or around Ely the night before the festival you are warmly invited to join us for an evening meal together at 7pm in a local restaurant. Please buy your ticket to secure your place. Each person attending will be asked to pay their portion of the bill. Details will follow according to the numbers of tickets booked.



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CB7 4DL

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