27 March 2020
As the United Kingdom joins the global community in fighting the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we wanted to take a moment to update you about ongoing plans for Creation Fest 2020.
We know many of you have questions about the status of the summer festival. Will it go ahead as planned, or will it be cancelled? We now face these hard questions, knowing that it is impossible to forecast the state of the recovery by the time of our event in August.
At this time, we have not made a final decision on whether the festival will go ahead. The planning committee is prayerfully monitoring the situation and paying close attention to the directives of government and health agencies.
Several considerations will factor into our final decision, and chief among them is the health and safety of our visitors. Each year we welcome thousands to our week-long event, confident in the knowledge that we’ve worked hard to establish a safe place for our guests and volunteers. We will move forward with hosting Creation Fest 2020 only if assured that, by the summer, the pandemic has abated and social gatherings are again considered safe.
At the end of April, the Creation Fest trustees will meet to assess the situation. We will aim to make a formal announcement of the decision by 4th May. We believe that gives us enough time to watch how the health crisis will develop and enable us to plan the best course of action.
We sincerely pray our nineteenth annual festival can go ahead as planned, but remain conscious that what the world is experiencing is bigger than any one event.
Please join with Creation Fest in praying for those afflicted by the virus, for the healthcare workers valiantly working to save lives, and for our governmental leaders to have wisdom as this pandemic unfolds. Let’s also take this time to pray that, even as perilous times mount, the Gospel would go forth and many would be saved.
Please stay connected with us especially over these next several weeks, and may God continue to pour out His grace, mercy and peace on us all.