Prayer Tent – Watchet Music Festival 2021

This August bank holiday weekend Watchet Music Festival was back in the fields overlooking the harbour town; with reduced capacity, lots of hand sanitiser, fresh air and a great line up on the three stages.

The Prayer Tent was also back amongst the traders and entertainers, open from early until late throughout the weekend and hosted by a team of young people and church leaders from local congregations. This year’s theme was ‘Hope’ and festival goers were invited to wander through the ‘woodland’ prayer space and reflect on the past year, adding names of lost loved ones or lost opportunities to the waterfall of CDs and taking with them a message of hope, painted onto a pebble. The final question at the exit was “How could you share hope… with a neighbour, someone across the globe, our beautiful planet?”

On Sunday morning, the We Are The Church band hosted the Festival Service from the Udder Stage which included music, prayers and poetry penned by the team themselves (see pictures below...)

18 year old Matt Levett, a Watchet based musician and INVEST intern with Watchet Baptist Church said

“It was amazing to be a Christian presence at the festival as we lifted Jesus high together

from the stage and had conversations with people outside the Prayer Tent.”

There was also a virtual prayer tent set up with QR codes taking people to an online version of the prayer space containing all the prayers, Bible passages and music used by the team over the weekend.