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4 July 2017 No Comment

Love Latitude in Prayer

Latitude is a major festival of art, music, creativity, fun and relaxation for all ages based at Henham Park, near Southwold, Suffolk. This is one of the events where the Town Pastor Family gather from all our 11 night-time street welfare projects in Norfolk and Suffolk under the banner of Festival Pastors to serve, pray and care for those attending – more than 35,000 people.

Our primary role at Latitude is to carry out welfare patrols of the campsites during daytimes and then move into the wooded arena areas between the stages and the camping, looking out for the vulnerable through the evening into the early hours of the morning – this obviously helps with safety and crime but is far more than that, letting us engage with and help those we interact with. Of course when asked, we share that we serve for the love of Christ and this always leads to many spiritual encounters every year and the start of changed lives we hope.

Our other main focus is our popular Festival Pastor Café, a relaxing break-out marquee where we offer brilliant refreshments at the cheapest prices on site and of course, a warm welcome is always on the menu!

An oasis”, “Your presence has made me rethink where I am going.”, “We feel safer”, “We love you guys (and gals)!”, “Can you help me?”.  Some words used by others about Festival Pastors at previous Latitude Festivals.

Prayer is at the heart of Town Pastors and during Latitude (13-16 July) the baton of prayer is passed between all 11 TP schemes with intercessions taking place throughout the festival. Additionally, there will be a board inside the café where individuals can post their prayer requests/questions/thoughts/inspirations and we have our own constant prayerful presence in our dedicated prayer team tent.

With so many people attending from all over the UK and beyond, we would love it if our Christian family across East Anglia would also support and ‘Love Latitude’ in prayer. If you would like some more information or would like to be added to the list of people praying for the ministry of the Festival Pastor team, please contact the Co-ordinator, Jan Bedford, coordinator@festivalpastors.org.uk  07977 027999.

Thank you so much for your love, prayer and support, as we serve our precious Lord together!

Blessings, the Festival Pastor Team

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