Pentecost Party In The Park

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When: May 19th Pentecost Sunday 2013, 2-6pm
Where: Castle Park, Bristol Centre (Car parking: Galleries Car Parking services have kindly extended their opening hours to 7pm (normally only til 6pm), access via Newgate and Fairfax St, BS1 3XD)


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The Pentecost Party in the Park on May 19th in Castle Park runs from 2-6pm. It follows on from last years Pentecost gathering at the stadium.

At 2pm there is a united church celebratory service. From 3.30pm there will be a celebratory walk of witness through Broadmead led by a band and drummers, inviting people to join the range of party activities starting at 4pm: for children, sports, chill out zone, free food, see below. A lot of people are working hard to create a diverse and fun afternoon of activities and displays reflecting the richness of life.

It's another opportunity to demonstrate our unity across the Body of Christ in Bristol. Please advertise it widely.
Order of Events

1pm     Bristol Church Community gather for a BYO Picnic at Castle Park

2pm     Salvation Army Fanfare followed by a United Church Celebration to include:-

    Worship (Renewal Choir/Inter-church house band/Ethiopian Drummers)

    Dramatised Reading from Acts 2

    Prayers led by Church Leaders reflecting our cultural diversity

    Testimonies of God at work in the city

    Commissioning and blessing by Senior Church Leaders

3:30-4pm Carnival Procession around Broadmead/Cabot Circus handing out invitations to the party, including the Salvation Army Band and Ethiopian drummers.


3:30pm Opportunity for members of the churches to connect with others in their Sphere of Life (there will be marquees hosted by city leaders representing the 8 spheres of life:sport/health/education and young people/family/arts/media/business and workplace/politics and social action)

4-5:45pm Pentecost Party in the Park

    Children’s activities (games/bouncy castle & slide/face-painting/crafts)
    Sports Zone (penalty shoot outs/football/family cricket)
    Youth Zone (chill out/cakes/chat/live music)
    Drama/Dance/Kids Alive/Soul2soul DJ/Live Radio Broadcast
    Free hot dogs/ice-cream/teas & coffees to bless the city! & Much much more

5:45pm Closing Birthday Message by Bishop Mike Hill

United Church Celebration together with Churches Together in Greater Bristol -
"Arise - Together for Bristol"
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Walk of Witness, Service/Celebration, Outreach...

Please could you consider being involved with this United Church Celebration as part of one of the following teams:-

* Stewarding/Welcomers         * Catering
* Creche/Children's Ministry    * First Aid
* Youth Ministry                           * Technical/PA
* Sporting Activities                    * Site Decoration
* Site Construction

To get involved, please Email James McCabe on

The afternoon will start with a United Church Celebration around the bandstand at 2pm, with corporate worship, prayer and encouraging stories of God on the move in the City. Feel free to bring a picnic to eat in the Park from 1pm. We will then encircle Broadmead / Cabot Circus on a Walk of Witness to pray/ hand out invitations for a 4-6pm  family fun ‘Party in the Park’ Festival that we will then host for the people of Bristol, closing with a possible presentation to civic dignitaries and a 'message' given by a senior church leader to the gathered throng.

Large numbers of volunteers will be needed from the churches to help on the day, organising activities and games, greeting people, serving free food, maintaining security, etc.
We will also have a large marquee adjacent to the ruins of St Peters Church where there will be an opportunity to further connect the Body of Christ through exhibitions of various Christian ministries related to the spheres of influence in the city (sport, health, education and young people, politics and social action, family, arts, media and business and


There will be various worship bands/drama groups in the Park and within Broadmead/Cabot Circus, inviting people to the Celebration. There will be prayer for healing and prophetic evangelism throughout the afternoon.

We will be advertising the Celebration in the Evening Post, and we expect a lot of people from the Bristol area to come.


Free food

There will be free hot dogs and ice creams at the Celebration to demonstrate God’s free gift of love as part of the overall enjoyment of the day. We will also be asking people to bring with them any other food or drink that they may need during the afternoon.

Demonstrating the love of God

The Festival will be far more than a normal afternoon of fun and games. It will model the fun and enjoyment of being a Christian. It will demonstrate the love of God. It will build a sense of community that many people may never have experienced before.

Everyone can join in

There will be a games area in the Festival, where everyone can join in the games or just watch fun activities such as face painting, arts and crafts, a youth café area, and lots more.. There are no performers up front. The children, young people and adults who take part become the stars of the show.
If you would like to help with any of these, then please let us know.

There will also be a Sports Zone, with games and sports especially for young people, run by World Sport Ministries.

We will also be handing out a What Next leaflet with information about local churches and forthcoming events that everyone is welcome to come to.

This is going to be a great event, so please come, and please volunteer to be part of it,  together we can love this city to life!

Thank you for becoming part of Arise - Together for Bristol,

The Arise Bristol! Team
In association with Churches Together in Greater Bristol and Evangelical Alliance

Bishop Mike's Invitation