Big Church Day Out
More than 25,000 Christians gathered together for the bank holiday weekend (28-29 May) for the Big Church Day Out – an incredible Christian festival full of celebration, prayer and praise. Mothers’ Union were there for the first time, running the Under 7’s Soft Play tent with our team of staff from Mary Sumner House and volunteer members from the Diocese of Chichester.
Come rain or shine, and there was quite a lot of rain on the Saturday morning, our team were in our grand marquee welcoming young families as they came to spend some time playing together, taking part in our colouring competition and just taking an opportunity to relax, chat with our members and read Families First magazine!
For many of those entering the tent, their experience of Mothers’ Union was almost non-existent. The time that they spent within our tent really gave us the opportunity to tell them of our work within their communities, as well as across the world. They were able to see the resources we produce– it was great that by the end of Sunday we virtually had nothing left! We are delighted that so many that entered the tent over the weekend were able to walk away with a positive experience of Mothers’ Union. In fact, we were surprised at how many asked about branches in their area...
One parent, Kathryn, said: “This is a great way for Mothers’ Union to raise their profile. Thanks for providing such a great space where the kids can be safe and we parents can relax”. Another Mum, Kim, said “The kids love it in here and I think it is really lovely”!
We really enjoyed our time at Big Church Day Out, everything ran very smoothly and the positive responses and reactions of those visiting us really spurred our hardworking team on. Thank you to all those that came to see us – we hope you had as much fun as we did!