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The Cotswold Bible Festival aims to encourage and equip those of all ages to follow Jesus

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Come for Sunset or Nighttime or both!

Come along on 13th November to Cambray Baptist Church in Cheltenham for an Evening Celebration to remember!


Dave Gobbett (Lead Pastor of Highfields Church Cardiff) will open up God's Word*, and EMU Music will lead us in song.

There will be plenty of other encouragements throughout the evening, including a fantastic bookstall from 10ofthose.

* Hugh Palmer was previously advertised as the speaker; he is now booked as our main speaker in 2022.

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For 2021, we have two Evening Celebrations - Sunset and Nighttime.


Dave Gobbett will give different talks at each event, and the Celebrations are designed so that you can come to either or both:





Sunset Celebration (3.30-5pm)

"Passionate for Life"

Nighttime Celebration (7.30-9pm

"Passionate for the Cross"


If you come to both, why not grab a bite to eat in the town centre in between?



Running at the same time as the earlier Sunset Celebration will be a Families Together Celebration run by CampXL (aimed at age 4 to Year 6 and their parents, including music by DumbRocks). There will also be a cosy Youth Event (aimed at Years 7-9, led by Youth for Christ). There will be a limited number of places for 1-3s in a supervised creche, booked on a first-come, first-served basis (and a small room with video relay of the Sunset Celebration and Nighttime Celebration for those needing to tend to babies).


(Parents can return later to participate in the second Evening Celebration - perhaps ask someone attending the earlier Evening Celebration to babysit!)

Running at the same time as the Nighttime Celebration will be another Youth Event (aimed at Years 7-9, led by Youth for Christ).

(Youth can be booked on the Sunset and/or Nighttime Youth Events.)

If you have any accessibility needs, including if you would benefit from having a BSL Interpreter, please contact us on hello@cotswoldbiblefestival.com.

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Covid-19: The Keswick Gloucestershire committee will be monitoring the situation carefully to ensure that the event is putting any necessary measures in place. In the event that we need to cancel, a full refund will be offered.


On 23rd November 2019 around 700 adults and children met for the first ever Cotswold Bible Festival, a new one-day event for all ages. 


We enjoyed great Bible teaching from Vaughan Roberts and others, vibrant singing led by EMU Music and DumbRocks, and fun fringe activities provided by Clownfish Events. We partnered with many local Christian organisations including Youth for Christ, Camp XL and Indigo Valley coffee.

2019 Talks

Session one | Doubting: "How long, O Lord?" | Habakkuk 1:1-2:1

Session oneVaughan Roberts
00:00 / 33:12

Session two | Waiting: "The Righteous will live by faith" | Habakkuk 2:2-20

Session twoVaughan Roberts
00:00 / 37:58

Session three | Trusting: "I will rejoice in the Lord" | Habakkuk 3:1-19

Session threeVaughan Roberts
00:00 / 38:44

Seminar | Trusting God in Disappointment

Trusting God in DisappointmentPaul Mallard
00:00 / 57:06