Join us at Big Church Festival

Photo of the Big Church Festival stage with a large crowd in front of it

Join us at Big Church Festival

If you’re coming to Big Church Festival (25-26th May) we’ll see you there!
Here’s all you need to know about how you can support Mercy Ships at the festival.

What is the Big Church Festival?

Big Church Festival brings together Christians of all ages and denominations for two days of incredible music, food, and family fun in the fields.

Over 30,000 people come from across the UK to worship together. The festival takes place in the beautiful grounds of the Wiston Estate, on Bank Holiday weekend, 25–26th May 2024.

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Where will I find Mercy Ships?

Mercy Ships has long partnered with the festival. This year, we’ll be making a bigger splash than ever across the event:

At the café:

Come to the café and you’ll find a friendly team of Mercy Ships’ volunteers. We’ll be serving coffee, helping you feel at home, and sharing inspiring stories from our hospital ships whilst you enjoy some tasty cake.

In the EXPO:

We’re excited to sponsor The EXPO this year. This exhibition brings together wonderful charities, organisations and businesses. You’ll find our team of friendly volunteers on the Mercy Ships stall.

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At the cinema: 

Come and watch our brand-new Mercy Ships film at the outdoor cinema. Bring your friends and family, and be inspired by incredible stories of hope and healing. Tickets to the cinema are free for all ages.

How can I get involved?

Be a part of our Mercy Ships volunteer crew! You’ll get to enjoy a weekend of fun, uplifting conversations, and soulful music – all for free.

We’re looking for 50 volunteers to join our team. Your passionate support will make a huge impact. Every action helps to support our cause of bringing life-changing surgeries and medical training to sub-Saharan Africa.

I want to come

Or if you’re planning to come already, you can get 50% off festival tickets for your friends and family if you book with Mercy Ships.

See you in the fields!



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