I have just returned from the first “Bible by the Beach” held at Eastbourne over the May Bank Holiday weekend in 2009. This was a very encouraging occassion with good input from Paul Williams from Christ Church Fulwood, Bishop Wallace Benn who had the vision for this great event, and Archbishop Ben Kwashi, the Bishop of Jos, Plateau State in Northern Nigeria who spoke movingly (and cheerfully!) about the horrendous persecution which he and his family have suffered from militant Muslim’s (more on this on the Anglican Mainstream website http://www.anglican-mainstream.net/?p=1924). Our sung worship was led by Fatfish and Stuart Townsend.
My own modest contributions were three seminars on Building Healthy Leaders (see www.simonvibert.com for the powerpoint slides) and preaching at St Mary’s Hailsham.
This event is due to run again next year so keep an eye on the website www.biblebythebeach.org.