Behind the scenes of the Christian Arts Festival in Cheltenham 22 April – 7 May, 2017 (Children/Youth workshops 18 – 22 April) is the Cheltenham Christian Arts Trust.

Our AIM is to provide an opportunity for the town’s churches to come together in celebration of our artistic Christian heritage through all the contemporary and traditional arts and share the vibrancy, the joy and the colour of this God-given creative expression with the local community in Gloucestershire.

CHELTENHAM CHRISTIAN ARTS is a Trust with Registered Charity status (1164117). Our desire is not only to offer a wide range of Christian faith-inspired arts projects annually at the Festival, but ALSO to provide a platform for churches to inform the community about events through a website and the media, promoting interaction within our local faith community on a long-term basis.

To date we have received FUNDING from the Cheltenham Borough Council Community Pride Fund, The Notgrove Trust, a private Patron and the Sylvanus Lysons Trust. These awards have enabled Christian Arts to present several Festival events free of charge.

Canon Dr Tudor Griffiths, Chair of the Festival and Dean of Cheltenham

Canon Dr Tudor Griffiths, Chair of the Festival and Dean of Cheltenham

Rector and Area Dean of Cheltenham since 2011.  Tudor previously worked in parishes in Wales and was a Diocesan Missioner.  Prior to that he taught at a theological college in Uganda.

Our Trustees

Nikki Seville

Founded the Art Gifted by God online art gallery and organises various artistic and charitable events across Cheltenham.

Georgina Jardim

Has published on interfaith relations and established an interfaith group in the city of Gloucester for Muslim and Christian women.

Rebecca Donaldson

Leads music for worship in parish services, and arranges music workshops and coffee concerts for the local community.