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At the start of November the Diocese of Ely are hosting Blended Festival 2018 ; the National Anglican Fresh Expressions Conference. Whilst Blended Festival will be showcasing Fresh Expressions across the anglican denomination, all denominations are welcome to attend and it would be brilliant to see a mix of different people involved in Fresh Expressions across the Anglican denominations sharing their stories with each other on the day.

Blended Festival will take on an immersive and experiential festival feel this year. It will be exploring how inherited church and new Christian communities can partner together to grow the Kingdom of God. Alongside central talks there will be opportunities to join in with different examples of fresh expressions of church including Sweaty Church, New Monasticism, Forest Church, a Campfire Communication and more. Pioneer Labs will provide a space to help pioneers understand more of their calling and there’ll be an opportunity to take part in Campfire Conversations on a range of pioneer  subjects by asking ‘this is my story, what’s yours?’

In the run up to Blended Festival 2018 you will be able to hear from some of the people taking part as they explain why they’re looking forward to going to Blended this year ; just follow #imcomingtoblended on Twitter or Facebook to see some of the Vlogs that have been posted so far. We’ve included one from Natalie below.

Why not join the conversation? Have you booked your ticket for Blended? We’d love to know why you have decided to come along this year. Maybe it will inspire others to do the same. Put together a short video explaining why you’re coming to Blended and what you’re looking forward to. Tag it with the #imcomingtoblended hashtag and if you’re on Twitter tag @DioceseofEly and @freshexpression too. You might find your story appearing on our social media as we share your story with others. Not on Facebook or Twitter? Just send it in to jo@spacetobreathe.eu and we’ll put it out there for you.

You can book your ticket online here.

We look forward to hearing about why you’re coming to Blended.