theREIGN are in the process of pulling together version 2 of their Rock Eucharist event Communion on the Rocks ready for Greenbelt 2008, to be held at Cheltenham Racecourse on the weekend of August 22-25.

This event was very successful last year, with a packed Underground (Stage 2) rocking out to a (probably never before heard) combination of traditional Church of England communion service and music by Fleetwood Mac, Nirvana, Matt Redman, Tim Hughes and David Cooper.

As last year, the band will be joined by Rachel Ganney, Minister in charge of St John’s Church, Bransholme, and want to give this year’s RE a different kind of feel to last years, taking into account tweaks already made through the events held in Hull in the course of 2008.

Please pray for the band as they pull together the various elements, put together a powerful and moving multi-media presentation/sermon on Greenbelt_08’s theme “Rising Sun”, and rehearse the whole thing both privately and, hopefully, in public.

The only other outstanding issue on this is confirmation of when the RE will happen in the course of the festival. Last year’s successful Friday night slot appears to have been subsumed within and “Indie Night” in the venue, and the band are awaiting confirmation of the alternatives. Please pray that a suitable timeslot is forthcoming.

Further information can be obtained from theREIGN’s main website, or the Communion on the Rocks site. If you would like the band to put on a Rock Eucharist in your church, please e-mail them.

Every blessing,
David Cooper