The BIG Gathering

Baffler & Funny Guy
Our MC for the Day
Steve Legg
A star of Portsmouth Football Club with
encouraging, challenging and inspiring life stories...
Linvoy Primus - MBE
passionate about enabling all people to know the love of God!
Mike Hill - Former Bishop of Bristol
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Steve Legg

International baffler and funny guy Steve Legg celebrates 31 years on the road in 2019. In that time, he has visited 23 countries and made hundreds of TV appearances as he uses a unique mix of tricks and comedy to communicate the Gospel to young and old.

He has performed at prestigious venues including Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena, Wembley Conference Centre and London’s Royal Albert Hall.
Steve is a regular contributor at major Christian events and festivals including Spring Harvest, New Wine and the Big Church Day Out to name just three.

The author of 15 books, in 2007 Steve also launched Sorted Magazine, the world’s most wholesome lads mag. This innovative lifestyle magazine gets given out in tube and rail stations, gyms and health clubs, bars and restaurants in London as well as airport departure lounges globally.

From Morecambe to Mexico City and Bournemouth to Buenos Aries, Steve has a wealth of experience in many different situations and environments.
At an Alpha Launch, Guest Meeting, Family Event, Men’s Breakfast, After-Dinner Entertainment, from the largest Arena to the smallest TV screen, Steve’s polished presentations shines. Don’t miss him.

‘Hilarious’ – Bear Grylls

‘I’ve always admired people who can be entertaining and impart Christian truths without the clunk of ‘Uh, oh, here comes the serious bit.’ Steve’s great at that.’ Tim Vine

‘Steve’s a unique and creative communicator.’ J.John

‘Steve’s the second funniest magician I know.’ Joe Pasquale

Linvoy Primus MBE

Amongst all the star names at Portsmouth Football Club in recent years, no player has been more popular than Linvoy Primus.

Linvoy started his career in 1990 at Charlton Athletic, and over an 18 year period was a senior player at Charlton, Barnet, Reading and finally at Portsmouth, where his career came to an end through injury in December 2009. The Milton Stand at Fratton Park, Portsmouth was renamed “The Linvoy Primus Community Stand” in honour of his outstanding services to the club.

Linvoy released his autobiography in 2007 entitled “Transformed” and as well as being joint founder is actively involved with the Christian Charity “Faith and Football”.

Linvoy shares his inspirational story of his life in football and how through his amazing conversion to Christianity, he triumphantly overcame disillusionment, lack of self-belief and numerous rejections which led to a life and career that has been totally transformed.

As Linvoy tells of his Christian journey he hopes that his story and life experiences, will encourage, challenge and inspire others to have a relationship, like he has found, with Jesus Christ.

Linvoy was awarded an MBE in the 2015 News Years Honours list for his contribution to football and charities

Right Reverend Mike Hill

FORMER BISHOP OF BRISTOL

Bishop Mike was born in Manchester, UK and brought up in Cheshire

He spent time in the world of business before considering a call to ordained ministry, following a short period as a part of the Scargill Community in Yorkshire. There he met Anthea, an English nurse who had returned from Nigeria where she had been nursing during the Biafran conflict. They married in 1972.

Mike trained for ordination at Ridley Hall and Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge.  He was ordained in 1977 and served as curate of St Mary Magdalene, Addiscombe until 1980. From 1980 – 1983 he was senior curate at St Paul’s Slough & from 1983 to 1992 he was priest in charge, then Rector of St Leonard’s Chesham Bois. In Slough and in Chesham Bois the churches he had responsibility for grew consistently. In 1990 he became Rural Dean of Amersham & was appointed the Archdeacon of Berkshire in 1992. From 1998 to 2003 he was the area Bishop of Buckingham.

From 2003 and since retiring in September 2017 Mike served as the 56th Bishop of Bristol. He has held a number of national responsibilities within the Church of England including as a Governor of the Church Commissioners, Chair of the World Mission and Anglican Communion Panel and Vice-Chair of the Mission and Public Affairs Council. He represented the House of Bishops on the Anglican Communion Panel. In 2009, he became a member of the House of Lords. He is a sought after speaker and teacher in the UK and internationally.

He was also the first Chair of the Willow Creek (UK( Association and a Patron of several charities.

Mike is passionate about evangelism & leadership development, within & beyond the Church. He is a lifelong supporter of Manchester United football club & is a keen guitarist. He is an avid reader and an occasional and published author. His books ‘Reaching the Unchurched’ and ‘Lifelines’ sought to encourage the Church to think and to plan for growth.

Of retirement, Mike has said, ‘though I have lost my role, I have certainly not lost my calling’ Following a short time of replenishment Mike hopes to continue to teach and to preach and to use his experience in coaching and leadership development and growth consultancy

Mike & Anthea have 5 adult children & 12 grandchildren.

 

How to get to the venue...

Cheese & Grain, Market Yard, Justice Lane, Frome BA11 1BE
By Car: See Map: Market Yard, Justice Lane, Frome BA11 1BE

From: Bath 43mins Warminster 20mins Trowbridge 22mins Midsomer Norton 25mins

Car Parking: Outside The Cheese and Grain (ticket require)

By Train: 18 mins walk from Frome Train Station (see map)

 

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