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FF 2007 - Connect

Connect with God, Connect With People

"but now in Christ Jesus, you who were far away from God are brought near through the blood of Christ's death." Ephesians 2: 13

Ministry, Music and Mud

More than 1,000 young people connected with God at Firm Foundations – despite bad weather conditions forcing the event to finish early.

Before the weather took hold, the crowds enjoyed an action-packed programme of activities, worship and performances by bands such as My Spoon and the Hope Revolution Tour featuring The Band With No Name, LZ7 and Blush UK at the event, which is jointly run by The Boys’ Brigade and The Girls’ Brigade England & Wales.

Camping AreaA wide variety of other speakers and artists also performed including Andy Frost and Jo Wells from Share Jesus International, Dennis Pethers from Viz-A-Viz Ministries, Carl Belcher, Tony Anthony, Shell Perris, gospel illusionist Steve Price, Tough Talk and worship bands Magnus and KJC.

Activities on offer at the festival, held at The Boys’ Brigade headquarters in Hemel Hempstead, included dance, art, football, Bible studies and seminars, a giant Connect Four competition, talent contest, films and a nightclub.

The theme for the Christian festival, in it’s 18 th year, was Connect and aimed to get festival-goers to ‘Connect with God: Connect with People’ based on the Bible verse Ephesians 2:13.

But festival-goers had to battle with strong winds, heavy rain and plenty of mud during the event over the May bank holiday weekend (May 25-28). In order to keep everyone safe it was decided to evacuate the campsite on Sunday night and alternate accommodation was found for all under-18s in the Sports Hall, Thurso Centre, and Felden Lodge itself. Officers and leaders could choose to remain in their tents or also relocate for the night.

The Band with No NameAll activities planned for the Monday were also then cancelled so everyone could start clearing up early to go home.

‘It was a great shame these measures had to be taken but it was vital to keep everyone safe and warm and out of the atrocious weather,’ says Chris Norman, Communications Manager for The Boys’ Brigade.

‘However, the weekend was a big success and we were able to see the spirit of God connect with many of the festival-goers. Hundreds of them gave their lives to Him over the course of the weekend.’

Hot off the Press

As well as the latest news appearing here on, Hot off the Press provides newsletters in the lead up to and over the weekend with the latest news and information. Even though the festival is now over you can still read them or print them off and hand to your groups. Editions available are below:

Programme and Planner

Even though the festival is now over you can still view and download this years programme and festival planner in pdf format. Useful if your copy got a bit muddy!


Do not forget to check out the pictures in the Gallery of the weekends action.

The Big Top - Click for 2007 Gallery