Lionheart Festival is Christian Festival For All Ages Located On The Isle Of Wight.
All are welcome to join us, so bring your family, friends and colleagues whether they know Jesus or not.
Taking place outdoors on a July weekend, Lionheart Festival’s main stage features a variety of worship leaders, christian speakers and inspiring conversations.
Around the site you can find our food court, ministry and resources tents, children’s activities and plenty of space to relax. For those that wish to stay onsite we also have our festival campsite.
The Heart Of Lionheart Is:
For the Body of Christ to join together, One God, One Church, One Body, united in praise to Jesus , the King of Kings, The Lion of Judah. A time of soaking, refreshing and restoration as we worship together.
Also a place where ‘not yet believers’ can experience God and ‘the church’ as a united body in celebration in the great outdoors.
In July 2019 we launched Lionheart Festival to the Island with a small ‘taster’ event on the County Showground site. Our home-grown, Isle of Wight band “All Hours” led worship.
The weather had been so beautiful, hot and sunny leading up to the launch and we were concerned about making sure people had water etc. On the day of the event the sky was grey and rain poured. Our hearts sank, we wondered why God wasn’t blessing us with sunshine. What we got was a bigger blessing because in spite of the rain and chill….people still came
After delays and cancellations due to Covid, 2022 saw our first main festival. The hottest weekend of the year (Thank you Lord!). It was so good to see years of planning come together.
There was anointed worship and preachers. We were blessed to witness people giving their life to Jesus and hear testimonies of people who previously ‘stuck’ in their Christian walk and experiencing barren times be powerfully touched. We saw tears of release and tears of joy.
We spent time with not yet believers, trades people at the Festival to work who told us it was ‘beautiful’, like nothing they had experienced before and ask to come back and help again!
For those who came on their own we were so encouraged to hear they felt safe and welcomed in mix of other Christians who they are still in touch with now.
We saw the smiles on the children’s faces as they took part in the Kid’s Ministry activities including the visit by Open the Book. We heard their laughter from the Bouncy Castles and the area allocated for them to squirt water pistols at each other in the scorching heat!
We experienced the Body of Christ come together especially in Holy Communion on the Sunday morning.
And before we had even had a chance to ‘pack down’ the 2022 Festival we had people ask us ‘what date is Lionheart next year!’