Shows and Festivals provide an opportunity for riral churches to engage with the wider public.  If this is approached thoughtfully they can be of great benefit.  In this section you will find some articles and ideas that you can adapt to your own situation.


The Rural Evangelism Network has also produced a booklet on this topic, written by two of our members who have considerable experience between them.  This booklet is always "work in progress" partly because of changes in legislation.  It will therefore be revised from time to time.  There are two versions available: one in booklet format and one as a straight A4 document.


One REN member in particular is active throughout each year providing an evangelistic witness at various shows.  Find out more about Farming Christian Link.


If you are from a rural church and are involved in festivals or shows we would love to hear from you.  Please use our contact page.


Helpful Articles

Growing through Flower Festivals
Gordon Banks
Growing Through Flower Festivals.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [33.6 KB]
Making a Show (booklet version)
Betty Jones & Gordon Banks
Making a Show A5.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [120.7 KB]
A Mission Twist to Social Events
George Fisher
one off social events.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [23.1 KB]
Psalm Reading Idea for Events
A creative suggestion from George Fisher
Psalm Reading.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [5.7 MB]