Peter and Tamsyn: "God took the opportunity to really meet with us and start a long healing process."
What could be so special about camping for a week in Shepton Mallet – with thousands of others?! Tamsyn and Peter had heard various friends rave about ‘New Wine’, so decided to see for themselves what all the fuss was about.
“We’d gone through a tough few weeks personally beforehand so were prepared for a range of emotions and probably tears. Turned out that was just getting the tent pitched and surviving the first night’s wind and rain!!
Having survived the first night, they settled into the New Wine week - days and evenings filled with amazing teaching, fantastic worship and opportunities to build and deepen relationships with others from St James’ by the Park. The groups for children and young people are exceptional, and good provision for those with additional needs.
“We both had amazing spiritual experiences whilst at New Wine. He also surrounded us with a special group of people to share this part of our journey.”
How would they sum up New Wine? “Faith, fun and friendship. And you can’t get through New Wine without cake!”
And would they go again? “We’re booked up for next year already - 27th July to 2nd August. We want to know who will win the next floss-off. If you want to know what that’s all about you’ll have to come!”
New Wine moves to Peterborough in 2019 – a bit further away, but with more accommodation options nearby – eg hotels etc for those who don’t like camping. And apparently it rains less in Peterborough!
If you want to find out more, go to www.new-wine.org or chat to Peter & Tamsyn.