What message/resource/event do you want to share with the thousands of men at our event?

The Gathering is a weekend-long festival for men in June and it’s different from anything else! It’s life changing, it’s great fun, it’s challenging ... it’s MASSIVE!

2019’s event takes place 21-23 June 2019 ‘in a field near Swindon’. It’s a packed weekend of comedy, music, sport, Bible teaching, gospel ministry, worship, seminars, fun activities, sport and loads more. There’s even a bar!

Loads of church men’s groups and individuals attend, bringing their mates who aren’t Christians ... yet.

a massive event that’s unlike any other

The event continues to grow and grow since we kicked it off in 2011 when 486 men attended.

In 2019 we’re, once again, expecting around 2,500 guys to be at The Gathering with 1,326, so far, booked in as of the end of September. We reckon that makes it the biggest Christian men’s festival in England. It’s definitely the most fun! That’s what our attendees say:

“One word describes my experience of The Gathering ... awesome. I found the whole experience to be faith-confirming, spiritually uplifting and lots of fun.” Stephen, North Yorkshire
“The whole experience this year was amazing. I didn’t think last year would be bettered, but I was soooo wrong.”Tony, Shrewsbury

get your message out

  1. Sponsor
  2. Advertise
  3. Exhibit

We’re offering organisations the chance to communicate to our delegates onsite by sponsoring sections of The Gathering, advertising in our printed event programme or exhibiting at the event itself. As a sponsor, advertiser or exhibitor at The Gathering, you will get noticed and awareness of your brand and message will be raised among a large group of proactive (mainly) Christian men.


Official Carrier Bag co-Sponsorship

£500 + provision of bags

This is a great opportunity to literally get your message into the hands of, pretty much, all 2,500 delegates. We are offering an organisation the chance to be the main sponsor of all official Gathering carrier bags. CVM will be the only other sponsor.

As well as delegate packs, these bags will be used by CVM, as well as our official bookshop, for any resources purchased.

You will be required to source, provide and brand the bags including the CVM logo. Sponsors are at liberty to ‘pre-insert’ a leaflet or flyer in each bag, though branding designs and inserts are subject to agreement by CVM first. This will be the only way literature can be given to attendees of The Gathering, other than from official exhibition stands.

Please contact: admin@cvm.org.uk

Toilet Sponsorship

£400 - £1,900

SINGLE toilet block - £400

HALF of all toilet blocks (x5) - £1,200

ALL toilet blocks (x10) - £1,900

Toilet and/or shower sponsorship would allow you to ‘signpost‘ the outside of a block. e.g. PVC banner, A-board, feather banner/flag. As well as the inside. e.g. posters or stickers - most be removable.

Please contact: admin@cvm.org.uk

Shower Sponsorship

£400 - £1,500

SINGLE shower block - £400 (8 available)

ALL the shower blocks (x8) - £1,500

Please contact: admin@cvm.org.uk

Temporary Roadway Sponsorship


Sponsors will be able to sign-post their message alongside the roadway that will get used by most onsite. Sponsor’s message/sign-posts subject to agreement by CVM.

Please contact: admin@cvm.org.uk

.“What a great bunch of guys at CVM’s The Gathering. Good fun, good company and we enjoyed engaging with many decision makers.” Darren Rayner, Kingdom Coffee

Stewards Team T-shirt Sponsorship

£700 (sponsor is to source and print t-shirts)

£1,500 (CVM to source and print t-shirts)

Our team of stewards are on duty all day from before The Gathering starts until every last delegate has departed on the Sunday. As a sponsor, you will be able to supply each steward team member with their official team t-shirt (x 2) which could include your name and message. (approx no. of stewards = 100) You can either choose to have us source and print the t-shirts, or do it all yourself. Designs/logos/messages etc are to be agreed by CVM. If sponsor is sourcing and printing the t-shirts, CVM will need to see a sample of the quality of t-shirt and print.

Please contact jeremy.geake@cvm.org.uk to discuss promotion options

Five-a-Side Competition and Trophy Sponsorship


This event gets fully booked-up onsite and has a whole bunch of guys competing for the prized trophy. Promotional options could include pitch-side banners, branded medals with your logo, branded t-shirts for the winners, branded bibs, main stage photo opportunity.
All branded items are to be supplied by sponsor.

The Prayer Shed


The Prayer Shed is always one of the key areas onsite. As well as individual and corporate prayer, it’s a venue that sees the odd seminar, deeper discussion, counseling, late night worship and the like.
The sponsor of The Prayer Shed will be able to set up a table of some resources in the venue and man that table.
Ideally, the sponsor of the Prayer Shed will be a ‘body’/organisation whose message ties in well with the culture of a prayer venue.

Please contact jeremy.geake@cvm.org.uk to discuss promotion options

programme advertising

All our sponsors and exhibitors will get a one sentence mention in The Gathering printed programme. However your organisation can REALLY grab our delegate’s attention by placing a full or half page ad in there too.

Advertise in our printed programme. (subject to availability)

Half page A6 - £69

Full page A5 - £117

Advertisements must be paid for in full by 28 Feb 2019.

Artwork must be submitted as a hi-res PDF file and has to be sent before 31 March 2019.

Advertising booking form available online

Non compliance could result in the cancellation of your booking and the non return of your payment.
CVM reserves the right to refuse an advertising booking and artwork submitted.
Submission of an application does NOT guarantee your inclusion of your ad in our programme.


Exhibiting 1

If you or your organisation is involved in work directly linked to men’s ministry and/or evangelism, then running an exhibition space in our busy Mess Tent is perfect for you. This is the main venue, at The Gathering, where guys hang out together. The Mess Tent is also home to the bar, bookshop and CVM info stand and is the place for resources, free tea & coffee, networking, fun activities, sports, pastimes, some after-hours entertainment and more.

Exhibiting 2

If the work of your organisation is not directly linked to men’s ministry, we are still able to offer you exhibition space if your exhibition stand includes a fun and/or challenging activity that men will enjoy taking part in. As well as adding value to the experience of our delegates it would naturally provide a draw and conversation opener for you with many potential supporters.

Stand size: 3m x 2m

Cost: £125 This includes one free place.

Additional stand representatives must book in and pay as delegates.

Larger stand space may be available. Additional fees may apply. Please contact the CVM office.

Electricity (single socket): Free but MUST BOOK!

Tables: Available but MUST BOOK!

Exhibitor application form available online

Submission of an application does NOT guarantee your inclusion in our exhibition area.
We will try to inform you, by end of November, as to whether your application has been successful.
Other terms & conditions apply