Feast of Tabernacles 2024: Southport, Merseyside.

Location and venue: The Feast of Tabernacles in 2024 will once again be held in the seaside town of Southport in the north-west of England. All services and social functions will be held in The Prince of Wales Hotel, Lord Street, Southport, PR8 1JS.

Dates: The opening night service will be on the evening of Wednesday 16 October and the final service will be in the afternoon of Thursday 24 October 2024.

Registration: An online registration page is located at: https://www.feastsouthport2024.com/. Registration for the 2024 Feast in Southport opens on Sunday 3rd March.

Members are requested to complete the registration form online. Once a fully completed registration form is received, the Feast planning team will respond to the lead contact that their registration is approved and that they are free to arrange their travel and accommodation. The planning team will also advise the procedure, agreed with The Prince of Wales Hotel, to be followed for booking accommodation in that hotel.

Accommodation in the Feast Hotel: A package including dinner, bed and breakfast has been arranged with The Prince of Wales Hotel. Booking arrangements with the hotel will be made available once members have a confirmed registration for the 2024 Feast. The details of the accommodation package in The Prince of Wales Hotel are:

  • £70.00 Single room Dinner, Bed and Breakfast per night.
  • £106.00 Double/Twin room Dinner, Bed and Breakfast per night.
  • £159.00 Triple room Dinner, Bed and Breakfast per night.
  • £15 per night for children between 3-12 years, children under 3 free of charge.

Other accommodation in Southport: for information on other accommodation, members are directed to: https://www.visitsouthport.com/

Contact: Please email feast@ucg.org.uk for further information.

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Places of Interest

Liverpool City Centre: Trains from Southport to Liverpool Central Station take about 45 minutes and cost £8.00 for an adult Anytime Day Return ticket. Trains run approximately every half hour. A short walk from Central Station is the Liverpool One shopping centre, the “Three Graces” (The Cunard Building, The Royal Liver Building, and the Port of Liverpool Building), and the Albert Dock from where assorted hop on/hop off city tour buses leave. Also at the Albert Dock is the Tate art gallery, and the Maritime Museum (including the International Slavery Museum on its third floor). Close by is the Beatles Museum, and further away are two Cathedrals, the Walker Art Gallery, and the World Museum. We understand a number of these have no entry fee but do check, as those which do charge appear not to be cheap.

Rufford Old Hall is a fine Tudor building about 15 miles from Southport. It is open between 11:00 am and 4:30 pm Friday to Tuesday (closed Wednesday and Thursday). Bus no. 347 from Southport will take you there in 30 mins, cost £2-3; https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/liverpool-lancashire/rufford-old-hall

Martin Mere Wetland Centre (open daily); https://www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/martin-mere/

Knowsley Safari Park (open daily); https://www.knowsleysafariexperience.co.uk/

All About the Feast of Tabernacles

Chronicling the activities of Jesus Christ’s earthly ministry, the book of John points out that when the “Feast of Tabernacles was at hand,” Jesus Himself “went up to the feast” and taught at the Temple in Jerusalem. This was done in observance of the final of three annual Festival seasons that are outlined in the Bible, particularly in the book of Leviticus. These three seasons, the Passover and Days of Unleavened Bread, the Festival of Pentecost and the Autumn Festival season, were all observed by Jesus and the first-century Church. The latter season is capped by the seven-day Feast of Tabernacles and the Eighth Day. (Leviticus 23:33-36).

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