ArtServe Festival 2024

Friday 18 – Sunday 20 October
Kents Hill Park, Milton Keynes

This year’s festival has plenty of activities to inspire your creativity in worship. In particular, we look at how music and sound have influenced our creative spirituality. The keynote speaker is the Revd Jenny Pathmarajah.

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This year’s festival Creating Harmony has activities to inspire your creativity in worship. In particular, we will look at how music and sound have influenced some of our creative spirituality.

Our keynote speaker is the Revd Jenny Pathmarajah, a Methodist presbyter based in Cambridge. Jenny is a gifted musician, with an interest in the often uneasy relationship between spiritual and secular music, and how both have their place in our Christian life and worship.

We hope you’ll join us for a weekend of fellowship, worship and creativity, with opportunities to meet up with other Christian creatives, practise our creative skills, learn new ones, and share our creative faith journeys together.

The annual festival weekend, usually held in October, is our main event of the year. Previously the venue alternated between The Hayes (Derbyshire) and High Leigh (Hertfordshire), but we've found it increasingly difficult to keep costs down at these venues, hence the decision to hold this year's festival at Kents Hill Park.

A selection of photos from recent ArtServe festivals

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Previous weekends

For Everything there is a Season – The Hayes, 20-22 October 2023

Re-Creation – High Leigh, 14-16 October 2022

Encircling Love – The Hayes, 15-17 October 2021

Come Together – The festival planned for High Leigh was cancelled due to the pandemic, but we held some very successful online sessions over the weekend of 10-11 October 2020.

Celebrate and Serve – The Hayes, 18-20 October 2019 (10th anniversary festival)

The Word around us – High Leigh, 19-21 October 2018

Creative Journeys in Prayer – The Hayes, 20-22 October 2017

The Rhythm of Life – High Leigh, 21-23 October 2016

Theatre of Stories – The Hayes, 16-18 October 2015

Life as we know it? – High Leigh, 17-19 October 2014. Photo gallery

Hearts on Fire! – The Hayes, 18-20 October 2013. Photo gallery

Christ be our light! – High Leigh, 23-25 November 2012. Photo gallery

Discovering Gifts Discovering God – The Hayes, 28-30 October 2011. Photo gallery