New Wine 2024
Church is family and families go on holiday together!
Join us for a week of impactful teaching, worship, ministry,
community and connection with church family at New Wine United 24 this summer.
What’s is New Wine?
New Wine United is a Christian festival for all ages, with worship, seminars, youth and children’s groups and community. Up to 11,000 Christians from around the country meet together to worship God.
There are large worship gatherings in the morning and evening and a wide choice of smaller seminars. Different well known keynote speakers attend, these are announced nearer to the time.
What’s it really like?
Here are some comments from St Paul’s people who came to New wine with us in 2022:
“It is a wonderful experience to worship with thousands of other Christians – the sense of the Holy Spirit’s presence is so strong. And there is so much good teaching with the range of seminars on offer. I would love to see some more oldies join in next year, and not just the younger families.”
“I was hesitant at first but loved every minute of it. I have never cried during worship before but every day I had tears rolling down my face”
“New Wine is by far the best church holiday we have ever been on. I hope we will go again, and it really wouldn’t be the same without going with St Paul’s friends. The ability to pick and choose what to attend with no sense of obligation was freeing.”
“The children’s work was exceptional. My children have been singing and dancing
the worship songs. They both confidently say “God loves me” is their main take
away from the week.”
Is New Wine good for kids?
There are fantastic children’s and youth groups. The children’s groups run at the same time as the main event’s for adults. They have fun, worship God and learn. It’s like holiday club but with hundreds of children!
There’s lots to do between the sessions too. Last year there we bouncy castles, computer games, climbing wall, and activity sessions like football and discos.
When is New Wine 24?
New Wine 24 starts on the evening of Thursday 25th July. Gates open at 9am to allow us to get tents pitched before the first session.
The last session will be in the evening of 30th July. We will stay one last night and pack down the tents and head home the following morning Wednesday 31st July.
How do I book?
Got to the New wine website: https://www.new-wine.org/events/newwine24/
Scroll down and click Book Tickets
While booking you will be asked which region you would like to camp with, you need to choose London and East and then select St Paul’s Letchworth
Once you have booked let Jeni know. This enables us to know how many will be with us so we can plan effectively. We will also set up a WhatsApp group. The group can be used to discuss sharing of equipment and while we are away can be used to help us find each other and share encouraging moments.
What’s it like to camp at New Wine?
New wine split the campsite into “villages”. We will all camp in together in a St Paul’s village (Make sure you state “St Paul’s Letchworth” when you book). The camping village really gives a feeling of togetherness. The children all played together and the grown ups were able to sit round on camp chairs and chat.
Camping together is a lot of fun and you will find there’s lots of people to help. If you don’t have the kit you need we have a few lovely people with spare tents and kit they are willing to lend. Please get in touch if you have kit to share or need to borrow something.
New wine wasn’t in Kent last year so it’s hard to be certain about the campsite facilities but last year there was a good number of shower and toilet blocks and other facilities around the campsite.
Do I have to camp?
Not everyone wants to camp. There are lots of offsite hotels and B&Bs. Staying offsite you will get a slightly reduced ticket price but it will make it more expensive overall. Please do get in touch if you want to join us we want to help make it happen.
Where is New Wine?
Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet, BA4 6QN
Please do get in touch if you want to join us but you don’t drive or are unsure about getting to Shepton Mallet. We may be able to arrange a car share or other transport.
I can’t come for the whole time will day tickets be available?
Day tickets are usually released nearer to the event. Please get in touch with Jeni if you are thinking about joining us for a day or two.
I can’t afford to pay for my ticket
Although one of the least expensive of the Christian festivals, New Wine still isn’t cheap! They do offer the option to pay in instalments but the cost is still unattainable for some of our St Paul’s family. There are two options available for those who the ticket price is too high
- St Paul’s have a “Sponsor a Family” scheme to support those who can’t afford to attend. Please get in touch with Jeni if you would like details.
- Volunteer’s at New Wine tickets for just £30 meals provided. Children of team can also attend for a discounted rate. Depending what team role you take on you will still have time to enjoy New Wine and being with St Paul’s and you will be helping make the event happen.
How can I help?
Taking a large group of people away requires a lot of planning. Here are some ways you can help it go smoothly.
- Pray. Prayer is the backbone of everything we do at St Pauls’. Please pray for God to bless our time at New Wine. Pray for those joining us, those undecided and those unable to come.
- Sponsor a Family. St Pauls’ Sponsor a family scheme has been set up to help us provide financial support to those who can’t afford to attend. If you are able to give even a small amount towards the cost of someone else’s ticket that would be fantastic. Please get in touch with Jeni if you would like details.
- Share. If you have surplus camping equipment you would be happy to lend to someone to allow them to join us that would be brilliant. We would love to hear from you is you have spare: tents, sleeping mats, blow up mattresses, sleeping bags, gazebos, camping chairs, camping stoves or anything else you think we might need. Contact Jeni if you can help.
- Join the team. One of the benefits of New Wine over other types of church holiday is that we don’t need an army of volunteers for worship, children’s work and hospitality. We are looking for a small team to coordinate the planning of the event. We need to set up a communal area in our camping village and help ensure we have a fantastic time as a church family. Contact Jeni if you can help.