Spirit of Life Fair success
News Release: 04 July 2012
An innovative approach to exploring spirituality has proved a huge success at All Saints Church in High Wycombe.
More than 100 people visited the Spirit of Life Fair which was organised by Evangelist, Debbie Orriss, following similar events elsewhere in the United Kingdom.
The event was a mind, body and spirit fair drawing on the mystical and spiritual in the Christian tradition.
Visitors were given the chance to walk a Labyrinth, create their own prayer beads, experience body prayer and contribute to a mural. All this took place as performers danced, circus skills were demonstrated and African drumming provided a beat. Guided meditations, spiritual therapies and massage treatments were used to show people different ways of caring for both body and soul.
Its aim was to enable people of all backgrounds to encounter Christian forms of spirituality, providing them with an opportunity to reflect on life and issues that matter to them in ways which feel relevant and meaningful.
Debbie said: “We're really pleased with the event. We wanted to give people opportunities to explore Christianity in a variety of ways, and we had visitors from a range of faith backgrounds (and none) who explored various activities, performances and stalls throughout the day. The presence of God was very evident and there were many significant spiritual encounters and conversations".
The event came about through a partnership between All Saints Church and Contemplative Fire - a nationwide community of people exploring contemplative Christian spirituality, which holds monthly gatherings in High Wycombe.