Behind the scenes of the Christian Arts Festival in Cheltenham is the Charity Trustees of Cheltenham Christian Arts who have organised large scale festivals in 2016 & 2017 and a one day festival focusing on West Cheltenham in 2018. We look forward to a new large festival taking place 23 April – 12 May, 2019 (Children’s workshops in the Easter Holidays).
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) which offers a wide range of Christian faith-inspired arts projects annually at our festivals.
Our New Patron, Rachel Treweek, Bishop of Gloucester sums up the 2 hugely successful Festivals in 2016 & 2017: ‘I have witnessed a wonderful showcase where creative artists share their faith through many expressions such as song, visual art, drama and storytelling. The events have been enjoyed by a wide range of audiences from different faith backgrounds and those of no faith who respect the Christian invitation to everyone to celebrate, explore and discover more of life in many joyful and vibrant ways.’
Go to the Schedule Page for our Art Competition to choose the front cover image for our next Festival brochure.
Duncan was a Secondary School Teacher and Parish Minister before spending 24 years in the steel industry. From 2006-2011, he was Director of a Scottish grant making charitable trust, The Robertson Trust. In addition to company directorships, he has served in non-executive roles as Chair of the Lindley Educational Trust, Chair of the Diocese of Gloucester AcademiesTrust and Trustee of Dean Close School.
He is currently self-employed as a Management Consultant and Non-Executive Director based in Cheltenham, focussing on organisational development, strategy and governance within the Third Sector. He is a Non Stipendiary Minister in the Diocese of Gloucester.’
With his contributions to Education, Ministerial Leadership and Passion for the Arts, the Trustees were delighted to appoint Duncan as their new Chair in November 2017.
Experienced Fundraising Consultant working with some amazing charities. Skilled in Nonprofit Organisations, Strategic Planning, Capital Campaigns offering both short and long term fundraising support. Experience includes working for disability, education, arts charities and Christian/Church projects.
Anthony has supported Cheltenham Christian Arts from the beginning in 2015, advising on charitable status, our constitution, case of support, social media, fundraising and sponsorship.
Founded the Art Gifted by God online art gallery and organises various artistic and charitable events across Cheltenham.
Has published on interfaith relations and established an interfaith group in the city of Gloucester for Muslim and Christian women.
Leads music for worship in parish services, and arranges music workshops and coffee concerts for the local community.