The UK’s top Christian expo, the Christian Resources Exhibition (CRE ) returns to Devon from 23-24 February 2022 with CRE South West 2022. This popular event will take place at Westpoint, Exeter.
Having been postponed due to Covid-19, the focus of CRE South West 2022 is “COMING OUT of the pandemic positively and growing beyond it.”
A wide variety of resources from more than 100 exhibitors will be available at Westpoint, covering not only new technology but also financial management, fundraising, safeguarding, cyber security, mission, youth and children’s work – all looking to help churches recover from and build beyond the pandemic.
“Live streaming Sunday services has become the norm for many, reaching thousands of people who would never darken their doors,” said Steve Goddard, owner of CRE, often dubbed the ‘ideal church show’. “A number of specialists will be on hand to help local church leaders and members take the next steps at CRE South West.’
From left to right, Jackie Searle, Andrew Deane and Sarah Yardley
Christian Resources Exhibition, South West
Expert advice will be on hand in 30 seminars with several speakers from the region including the Bishop of Crediton, Rt Rev Jackie Searle; the Archdeacon of Exeter, Venerable Andrew Deane; Canon Sarah Yardley of Creation Fest, Paul Friend of South-West Youth Ministries and Tim Moyler of Agapé UK.
The exhibition has been welcomed by the Bishop of Exeter, Rt Rev Robert Atwell. ‘”CRE was last at Westpoint in 2015 and much has happened at local church level since then,” he said. ‘It is a great opportunity to access new resources, ideas and practical tools to meet the many challenges of local ministry.”
Entry to the exhibition costs as little as £3 by booking in advance (£8 on the door).
CRE South West 2022 at Westpoint, Exeter. Opening hours: Wed 23 Feb, 10am-5pm and Thu 24 Feb, 10am-4.30pm. Visit www.creonline.co.uk for more information.
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