The Cedarwood Festival

Although the Cedarwood Festival is a relative newcomer to the UK’s Christian calendar, it has already made its mark as a great event where Christians from across the churches gather for worship, teaching, fellowship, prayer and unity in the North of England. Solas has had the privilege of partnering with Cedarwood over the last couple of years, which has of course, meant working both in person and online.

Cedarwood Festival Director, David Stretton-Downes said, “We were delighted to welcome Andy Bannister from Solas back to the Q&A panel team for Cedarwood Festival this year, with streaming of the live event taking place non-stop for 12 hours, from a secret forest location in the north of England. Questions ranged from Covid19 and ethics to Islam and politics, and it was fantastic to be able to partner in the gospel again – all be it online!”

In the live Q&A sessions, Andy Bannister was joined by Chris Sinkinson from Moorlands College, and hosted by Karen Todd and David Stretton-Downes. You can see these sessions online below:


Cedarwood Festival is really looking forward to July 2022, when they will be able to welcome all their guests back to the festival in person. The team are already hard at work planning the programme and preparing the venue. Details are always on hand at and tickets are already available here.

Andy Bannister and Solas will be at Cedarwood Festival 2022 and are really looking forward to it again. If you are there, please do come and say hi to Andy or anyone else from the Solas team. We’re really looking forward to it! See you there.