David Grant is in Brighton for Pentecost Sunday, the birthday of the church, to meet worship leader Stuart Townend, who performs his thought-provoking song Vagabonds, and to introduce contemporary praise from Lou Fellingham and Phatfish.
Factsheet for Sunday 19th May 2013
The Reverend Martin Poole is the founder of Beyond Church which encourages people to explore non-traditional ways of being a Christian through artistic expression.
Beyond Church began five years ago because Martin wanted to develop the spiritual curiosity of local people without forcing them into the conventional setting of a church
Past projects include:
- Series of art installations celebrating the elements earth, air, wind and fire. Air was held in a park maze, blowing bubbles into the wind people meditated on the Hebrew word for breath and spirit.
- Advent calendar beach huts. Each hut features an art installation and one opens to the public every night. 400 people attended on Christmas Eve.
- Perspex cross on the streets of Brighton last Lent for passers-by to post prayers and wishes in.
- Audio meditation around the city. Based on silent disco technology, Martin commissioned artists to make audio clips that would start up in the walker’s headphones when they came within the required distance of a transmitter, concealed somewhere near the artwork they were expected to contemplate.
Stuart Townend is an internationally renowned Worship Leader, hymwriter and composer of contemporary Christian music. His songs include In Christ Alone (2002, co-written with Keith Getty) How Deep The Father's Love For Us, Beautiful Saviour and The King of Love. As of 2008, Christian Copyright Licensing International (CCLI) lists In Christ Alone" in its Top 25 CCLI Songs list.
Stuart is one of the Worship Leaders at CCK. Vagabonds was filmed at Brighton Train Station.
Seven years ago Jo Gilbert and friends committed to living together in Brighton in accordance with the Benedictine monastic tradition, which they were familiar with from visits to Worth Abbey Monastery, West Sussex. Their community is known as ‘The Wellspring Community’.
Lou Fellingham and Phatfish
Lou Fellingham is a Worship Leader, acclaimed solo singer, songwriter and the founding member of Phatfish, one of the UKs leading Christian rock bands.
Lou and Phatfish have led worship at all of the major UK festivals and have toured in the US, Canada and Europe.
Since their formation in 1994, Phatfish have held firmly to their original aim: to write, play and record songs that glorify our amazing God and communicate His love and His purpose for us.
CCK is their home church.
Music recorded at Church of Christ The King, Brighton
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