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Joyfest is a celebration of smiles and brightened days* initiated by the Church in Exeter

*(and generosity, kindness, help, laughter, fun, hope and joy)

“Joy is the serious business of heaven”

C.S. Lewis

Joyfest is thousands of ordinary people trying to spread a little joy – whether through a thoughtful deed, an encouraging word or a random act of kindness.  If you’ve been joyfest’d today we hope it brightened your day.

The whole idea was initiated by members of churches across Exeter as a tiny way to convey the joy we’ve discovered through our relationship with God, who is good, generous and joyous!

“Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.”

Henri Nouwen

If you’ve experienced a Joyfest moment today and want to get in touch, you can do that here.

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“So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead!”

1 Peter 1:6 (NLT)

What to know more? Why not check out a church?  There are lots of wonderful church communities, with a wide variety of styles, activities and resources.  You’d be really welcome to visit and see what you think.

On Sunday 10th June churches are having an ‘Open Day’ – where you can come and observe a church service.  You won’t be asked for money, a commitment or to do anything embarrassing!

Click here for our Church Search tool

Of course, if you can’t make Sunday 10th you’d be really welcome on any Sunday