Greenbelt, a Christian festival of arts, faith and justice, has been cancelled this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic. However, festival goers are invited to gather virtually on Sunday at 12.30 and watch a service on YouTube.

From the festival:

We can’t come together physically this year, as we have done for the last 46 years. But we still want to do everything we can to bring as many of us together as possible on Sunday. So welcome to our very own Plan B.

If our understanding of power and worth and security is Plan A, the Kingdom of God is Plan B. It is a place of celebration and hope, where outsiders are in, and insiders are out, and nothing is quite as we expected.

So we’d love you to join us at 12.30 on Sunday 30th August. Lovingly scripted and produced for us by Andrew Graystone and hosted by familiar Greenbelt faces like Rev. Kate Bottley, Chine McDonald, Harry Baker (and more), we’ve put together our very own Plan B full of song, poetry, art, reflection and stories. And you.

Everything you’ll need for Sunday:
– Yourself
– Friends or family (optional but not mandatory – we know how it is after lockdown)
– A piece of paper, 10 x 10 cm, to work on during the ‘service’ (with colouring pens / pencils and all sorts to decorate and collage wit)
– A picnic (hungry work this festival business)
– A mobile phone – to watch and follow on, but also to message someone else during the service (digital peace, anyone?)