The Mess Tent

As always our Mess Tent is supported by a number of exhibitors, you'll see their videos throughout the weekend but they are also available to watch from this page along with their contact details and social profiles.

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St Andrew's Bookshop are once again providing The Gathering bookshop.


We are advocates for children, committed to Jesus Christ in all that we do. Jesus is the core of our ministry and his life and teachings shape our programs, reflect the spiritual commitments of our staff, and guide how we love people, respect communities and cooperate with nations. We are Christ-centered, church-based and child-focused.

That is what makes us distinct from other child sponsorship organizations. We are the world’s leading authority in holistic child development through sponsorship.

to sponsor a child today

Texts cost your standard network text charge. We’ll send you a confirmation by text with a link to complete your sponsorship. For more information about how we process your personal information, visit


Sorted has been voted the UK’s most wholesome men’s magazine. Launched in 2007, each bi-monthly edition is packed full of celebrity interviews, entertainment, gadgets, music, movies, grooming, fashion, football and a whole lot more. Printed on improved cover and paper stock with a premium feel, Sorted is one of the country’s fastest growing new titles, Sorted is the home of some of the world’s biggest celebrities. Icons such as Bear Grylls, Will Smith, Sylvester Stallone and Jeff Bridges have graced its pages in recent issues.

There’s no doubt about it, you need to get Sorted.

Sorted was launched at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast in 2007, by British entertainer and motivational speaker, Steve Legg. Through its associated charity, Breakout Trust, thousands of free magazines are sent into 70 Prisons, to members of HM Armed Forces and into Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Centres throughout the UK.

Also available in hundreds of WHSmith stores nationwide and in newsstands globally, in a relatively short space of time, Sorted has been voted the world’s most wholesome men’s magazine with 100,000 readers in 21 countries.

Sports Chaplaincy

We here at Sports Chaplaincy UK have a dream to see an expression of God’s love and compassion practically demonstrated in every community called Sport. Sports Chaplaincy UK have a big heart and a big vision to embrace the World of Sport knowing we are making a positive contribution and impact across each of our Home Nations.

Sports Chaplaincy UK is on an incredible journey and we are more excited than ever about the future. The Community of Sport consists of over 151,000 clubs totalling 25 million men, women and children – what a mission field! And we, the Church cannot ignore a community of this size and significance.

If you have a heart after God, a passion for people and may be you like sport, we would encourage you, challenge you, dare you to join us on this journey…you will not be disappointed.

May you be inspired and challenged by what you read, thank you for your prayerful consideration of support


At Care for the Family we aim to promote strong family life and to help those who face family difficulties. Who Let The Dads Out? provides a specific focus on supporting fathers and father figures in particular, and seeks to inspire and resource churches to reach out to dads, father figures and their children.

We believe that to “turn the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers” is a powerful way “to make ready a people prepared for the Lord”. We want to see churches creating spaces where dads, father figures and their children can have fun together, founded on the Christian principle of wanting to demonstrate God’s love to communities.

The Kitchen Table Project

Also from Care for the Family, The Kitchen Table Project exists to help parents and carers inspire a faith that lasts in their children. Find lots of practical ideas, encouragement and resources to help you point your children to God in the everyday of life.

Our latest resource is the book, 52 Faith Adventures for Dads and Their Kids by Andy Frost. 52 simple, fun activities that will spark natural God-conversations and grow faith in your family

These creative, low-cost ideas will help you make the most of being a dad – and inspire faith, too. Each activity includes a step-by-step guide, a relevant Bible story to share, questions to spark discussion, and top tips along the way.

Get your copy now!

Each activity includes a step-by-step guide, a relevant Bible story to share, questions to spark discussion, and top tips along the way. So start making some memories today!

Jesus the Evidence

There is a wealth of evidence pointing to the life, death and Resurrection of Jesus being an actual historical event. "Jesus: The Evidence" draws upon current historical, textual and archaeological research to present this evidence in a clear, rational manner - accessible to atheists, agnostics and Christians alike.


We are Passionate about equipping you with life-transforming and practical Bible study skills that you can quickly learn, enabling you to get to know God better and grow in your relationship with Him and other people. Precept offers exciting learning through training workshops and resources, empowering you to meet with God, hear His voice, walk in truth...

Word For Word Bible Comics

A word-for-word comic presentation of the Bible, using a bold contemporary style and historical accuracy to bring out the impact and excitement within the Scriptures to a more mature audience (12+ or 15+ age advisory).

The Leprosy Mission

We are a global Christian organisation leading the fight against leprosy. Following Jesus Christ, we seek to bring about transformation; breaking the chains of leprosy and empowering people to attain healing, dignity and life in all its fullness.

Everything we do is focused on our goals of zero leprosy transmission, zero leprosy disability and zero leprosy discrimination. We work in four key areas to achieve this.


In a society where manhood is rarely understood, ManMade is a resource to help teenage lads become young men.

Boys rarely mark the transition into manhood, they simply drift into adult life. ManMade is a resource that unpacks this transition with six core values, based on the life of Jesus. ManMade’s six sessions are built around the core values of Passion, Humility, Courage, Respect, Control and Responsibility. Each value can be explored indoors (MADEReal) or during a field trip (MADEWild). Leaders can mix and match so that activities are selected that suit their group.

The Rites of Passage Experience then offers an opportunity to complete the process by taking time out from everyday life.

Throughout The Gathering we have a team of guys who are ready and available to pray with you if you would find this helpful. If you would like to ask us to simply pray for a situation in your life or a loved one’s life, please email us with the details. If you would like us to pray with you, then please also email us with your contact details and we will contact you very quickly.

Prayer Shed

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