The Royal Cornwall Show produced all four seasons across the 3 days of the show this year. The rain and the cold wind obviously affected the traders at the show but in the Churches Together tent we continued providing a warm cup of tea, somewhere to sit down and the opportunity to chat to one of the team. I joined the team of Show Chaplains for part of the show which meant walking around the show ground chatting to people. It was a good time and I was amazed at how many people, especially the traders, were keen to talk. I had several opportunities to share something of my testimony.

I also took a few photos for the “1000 Faces” project but spent most of my time, particularly on the Friday when the sun shone, sharing the Gospel through magic tricks. it was great to have Alan Offord with us for the Friday as my mini-magic shows work really well alongside him as he produces “Power Bands” for giving away free. The Power Bands use five coloured beads which tie into the narrative of the Wordless Book created by the CEF (Child Evangelism Fellowship). One of the great things about the show is the opportunity it provides to meet and share with some of the young people who have seen me taking school assemblies. There are clearly defined limits as to what you can and cannot say in an educational setting so it is great to meet some of the young people some years further down the line in a setting where I’m free to answer their questions; or just have some fun together.

Below are just a few of the photos from Churches Together tent at this year’s Royal Cornwall Show.