The Big Church Day Out

Date: 2nd June 2017

The Big Church Day Out Comes to the Diocese of Chester!!

2nd-3rd June Capesthorne Hall, Cheshire

We hope you can join us in June at this exciting event which is coming to our Diocese for the first time!

The Big Church Day Out draws together tens of thousands of Christians from all over the UK and Europe to worship and celebrate all that is good. It’s a one-of-a-kind expression of church unity that’s as vibrant and varied as its wonderful guests. Whatever your age, denomination or musical taste, you are welcome to join us for two days of discovery and enjoyment you’ll never forget.  We will be camping together in a Diocese ‘space’ especially allocated for us.
The Big Church Day Out is like one huge playground, bursting with activities and fun for all ages. From the Big Church Kids tent and fun-filled fête to the relaxing Tea Tent nestled in the beautiful gardens, you’re sure to find your favorite spot and make memories that will last a lifetime.

What can you expect?

The Big Church Day Out is a chance to discover world-class music, mouth-watering food, relaxing cafes, family activities, and dancing crowds. Here is what to expect…


5 Music Stages
The Main Stage brings together the most popular line up of Christian worship and artists from world-renowned choirs and urban acts to worship leaders and bands from all over the globe. The Illuminate Stage is a more intimate venue. It’s a great place for youth groups and those who crave the dance-till-you-drop festival experience. The Airstream Stage is a chance to perch on a hay bale and listen to breath-taking live music performed from inside a converted Airstream Caravelle. This chilled-out venue is brimming with character and talent, making it the perfect place to relax on your journey of discovery across the Big Church Day Out site.

Late Night Events
At the Campfire area you can worship under the stars in the cool night air, warmed by a roaring campfire. The Comedy Tent is a late-night-only comedy venue, mixed with acoustic sets from incredible bands who have got just a few more songs to treat you to before they head off to bed. The Kingdom Come tent, with artists from the Main Stage line up leading worship into the wee hours. Here you’ll find the space and time to sing, pray, dance and relax in God’s presence.

The Big Church Bazaar
This buzzing venue brings together an incredible selection of Christian ministries and traders, so whether you’re looking for ideas for your church, clothing with a Christian message, new campaigns to support, books, artwork, jewellery or a summer holiday location, you’re sure to find it in the Big Church Bazaar!

There’s a farm for little animal lovers, rock climbing for little dare-devils, face-painting for big imaginations and much more dotted all around the site. Be sure to make your way to the dedicated Big Church Kids Tent, exploding with worship, dancing, fun and games.

Cafés and Bars
In the Tea Tent Café you can sip a steaming latte or a cool glass of Pimms as you enjoy the incredible entertainment in this family-favourite area of the Big Church Day Out. A delicious Tea Tent cream tea is the perfect sweet-tooth satisfier as you sit back and relax in this beautiful setting. The Stage Cafés serving your favourite specialty hot drinks and delicious snacks to fuel you through the next incredible Big Church Day Out artist!


Don’t miss a moment of the Big Church Day Out – camp with us! Exclusive After Hours entertainment, fabulous food and breath-taking views are just some of the things that make the Big Church Campsite the perfect place to stay.

You can camp Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. You only need to purchase one Camping Ticket per person, regardless of whether you choose to camp for 1, 2 or 3 nights. Everyone camping will need a camping ticket, including Under 5s and Disabled Carers.
Your event ticket is not included and will need to be purchased separately.

Campsite Opening Times:
Thursday 1st June: Campsite opens at 12 midday. Car parks and ticket gates open at 12 midday. Camping gates will close at approximately 10pm and temporary overnight camping will be available for late arrivals.  Please check back for further details from April onwards.
Friday 2nd June: Car Parks open at 10am and ticket gates open at 10.30am.
Saturday 3rd June: Car Parks open at 10am and ticket gates open at 10.30am.
Sunday 4th June: Campsite closes at 12 midday.

How to Book
Book your place now!  Places will fill fast!

The Diocese has a group booking system and has secured a discounted price if booked through our group.

Adult         wk/end: £25
Age 5-16   wk/end: £19

Day tickets are also available through our group booking system.

Register your details here and we will email you with a booking form for completion.

If you have any questions please contact Anne Cody, Mission Coordinator, on 01928 718834 ext. 263 

For more information on The Big Church Day Out click here for the official web page.


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