One of the biggest events in the annual Christian diary is coming to Manchester for the third time on 17th July 2015. Headed up by the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Festival of Life is an event that sees thousands of people gather for solid praise and worship, prayer and to receive the Word of God as delivered by various ministers including RCCG General Overseer, Pastor E A Adeboye. The event takes place at Manchester’s relatively new and leading leisure venue – Event City, Trafford Park. it is the second biggest exhibition space outside of London and boasts 28,000sq.m with 3000 free parking spaces.
So where did it all begin? In 1986, the Pastor Enoch A Adeboye asked God for a birthday gift and requested for a miracle for each member of the church. God instructed him to invite his members to a special meeting called “Holy Ghost Service”. This turned into a monthly meeting in Lagos, Nigeria; re-branded as Holy Ghost Nights. On the back on this, Festival of Life launched back in April 1996 in London and since became one of the largest non–denominational gatherings of its kind in the UK. The event happens twice annually in London and commands an attendance of over £40,000 people.
Ten years later, Festival of Life came to the UK’s second major city – Manchester, as well as Ireland, and subsequently other regions such as Scotland and Wales.
This year, the Manchester event has been themed: “Everlasting Father”. Organisers are expecting around 10,000 people from varying backgrounds, ethnicities and denominations to attend. They will join together to pray for the nation, the government, the nation’s young people, statutory bodies and other challenging issues.
For more information about Festival of Life – Manchester, click here: Festival of Life