What do gospel artists and MOBO Award winners, such as Noel Robinson, Faith Child, Lurine Cato, Victizzle and Guvna B, have in common, apart from spreading God’s Word and message through gospel music? Answer: They have all featured at the annual Croydon & London Gospel Festival. CLGF is a Christian outreach festival set up by His Grace Evangelical Outreach ministry to support communities and win souls for God’s Kingdom.
The Outreach ministry is involved in also reaching out to individuals, schools, authorities and churches. Croydon & London Gospel Festival is an annual fun-filled and jam-packed event that aims to bridge the generational gap and create awareness of the need for Christ’s love in society. It’s a free family fun day in the park. The festival, in its eleventh year, is the brainchild of the godly duo, Pastor Bola Thomas and her husband, Pastor Kay Thomas.
The Gospel Outreach seeks to create an awareness of the need for faith in our communities and to share the unfailing love of God. It encourages people to come together with Christ Jesus at the centre of this annual event.
There are activities for all ages and ethnicities, such as children’s big bouncy castle, face painting, human table football, slides, arts and crafts, cartoon workshop sessions and various Christian stalls, showcasing items produced for sale at reasonable prices, and continuous stage performances, with music ranging from calypso, reggae, hip-hop, rap, choir and drama.
The festival also encourages up-and-coming artists, like MBOOTS, to showcase their God-given talent. And, to whet one’s physical appetite while taking in the spiritual atmosphere, there are also food stalls, which vary every year. At intervals, there is the preaching of the Word as well.
Croydon & London Gospel Festival made its debut in both Croydon and Lewisham in 2008. In 2012, the festival extended its reach to Southwark and Lambeth boroughs in a Gospel Festival tour. Year after year, it has continued to reach out to other boroughs, and has seen new believers come to the Lord for the first time, and many rededicating their lives to God.
Croydon & London Gospel Festival started in partnership with the Pentecost Festival, and the annual event has since enjoyed the involvement of over 20 churches and ministries. It takes place this year on Saturday 25th August 2018 at the Whitehorse Road Recreation Park, Croydon, and on Sunday 26th August 2018 at Streatham Common Park in Lambeth. To top it all, the event is FREE to everyone.
For more details, contact His Grace Evangelical Outreach on 07946 546507.