The provisional programme for the ‘How Great Thou Art’ festival has been announced. Held in the churches of Chapelfields and Earlsdon, the festival will comprise a number of events between 1st – 17th October 2015 which explore faith through all sorts of art.

All events are free, with offerings to defray expenses.

Thursday 1st

7:30pm at St Barbara’s Church

Film Night

The Seventh Seal

A classic film followed by a discussion.


Friday 2nd

7:30pm at Earlsdon Methodist Church

Prayer room launch

Thirty minutes of structured prayer and meditation followed by time for refreshments and/or continued reflection


Saturday 3rd

10am – 4pm Earlsdon High Street

Dream Writing

Express your hopes, dreams and prayers for our area, city, nation and world by writing them on some bunting…


2 – 4pm Earlsdon Methodist Church

Craft Fair

Come and meet all sorts of crafts people. Pick up some unusual gifts.


6:30pm at St Barbara’s Church

Noye’s Fludde

Benjamin Britten’s community opera performed by local school children with support from professional soloists.


Sunday 4th

3pm at Earlsdon Library

Competition Presentations

Find out the winners of our Poetry and Photography competitions and enjoy a display of the best of the entries.


6:30pm at St Barbara’s Church

Noye’s Fludde

A secnd chance to catch Benjamin Britten’s community opera performed by local school children with support from professional soloists.


Tuesday 6th

Earlsdon Methodist Church

Steel Band Open Night

Come and listen, come and try your hand, join the music and the fun of the steel band.


Wednesday 7th

6 – 9pm at Earlsdon Methodist Church

The Sermon on the Mount

Christ’s famous sermon retold as a 20 minute one-man drama, with discussion and worship.


Thursday 8th

7:30pm at St Mary Magdalene’s Church

Poetry Night

Local poet Eleanor Nesbitt brings an evening of readings, with music from Tim Campaign and friends


Friday 9th October

7:45pm at All Soul’s Church

Organ recital

Hear the All Soul’s new organ in a programme devised and performed by the regular All Souls organist.


Saturday 10th October

10am – 12 noon at Hearsall Baptist Church


Come and try your hand at anything from calligraphy to fine art


4pm, Earlsdon High Street

The Blessing of the Bunting

The Anglican Bishop of Coventry blesses the bunting and offers our dreams, prayers and hopes to God.


7pm St Mary Magdalene’s Church

Classical Concert

A programme performed by St Barbara’s Choir and guests, led by Katherine Owen.


Sunday 11th October

2:30pm starting at St Barbara’s Church

Church walk

Find out more about our churches’ history, art and architecture. Finishing at All Soul’s church for refreshments.


Tuesday 13th October

Earlsdon Methodist Church

Informal Steel Band Concert

Enjoy the music of Dayspring Steel band in a lively and fun-filled concert.


Wednesday 14th October

7:30pm at St Mary Magdalen’s Church

8pm at All Souls

The Arts Quiz

Do you know your Botticelli from your Masaccio? Come and pit your wits in our light-hearted but enlightening quiz night.


Thursday 15th October

7:30pm at Hearsall Baptist Church

The Variety Show

Dance, fun and music for all


Friday 16th October

7:30pm at St Mary Magdalen’s Church

Folk night


Saturday 17th October

4 – 8pm at St Barbara’s Church

Closing Celebration

With music, food, dancing and a celebration service. Suitable for all the family.