Ignition Gloucestershire exists to help the churches and community organisations in the southern part of Gloucestershire to reach out missionally into the community by ensuring that events are well run and managed efficiently and effectively.
Ignition was set up in 2006 to organise a major inter-church mission with the well-known speaker J.John which took place in a 1800-seater Big Top in Stratford Park, Stroud, over 4 days in June 2007 and attracted thousands of guests. ‘Ignition07’ included a mammoth picnic and one of the largest set of Sunday School classes ever witnessed in the area with a great deal of creativity!
Since then Ignition has been at the heart of events across the District; helping to organise and bring to life almost a decade of Free Family Fun Days and now in the post pandemic world Ignition is launching a brand new Festival celebrating all things Wonder. Find out more at festivalofwonder.org
The heart of Ignition from the beginning was to put on events of a high standard which would be attractive and accessible, not only to those of the faith community, but also to those who would not normally attend church and/or those who had little or no faith. At the same time we want to provide a forum for Christians to learn and explore more about what it means to be missional in our culture. That ethos remains as we continue to plan events on an irregular basis as opportunities arise.