Word Alive 2020

Word Alive

CU bookings for Word Alive 2020 are now open.

Word Alive 2020 has sadly been cancelled due to government restrictions. However, a condensed virtual Word Alive programme will take place from 6-9 April which is free for all, not just those who booked. Find more details, as well as information about refunds, on the Word Alive website.

A holiday with a difference

Word Alive offers a unique opportunity to gather quality Bible teachers from across the world in one place for one week. Had a hard term? Be refreshed with great teaching morning by morning. Want to dig deeper into God’s Word? Enrich your devotion with input from world-class speakers each day. Want to be sent with Christ in the power of the Spirit? Celebrate with God’s people evening by evening and be encouraged to live for Christ in all of life.

David Cook will give the main Bible Readings. Other speakers include Becky Pippert, Bruce Ware, Steve Midgley, Ian Garrett and Michael Farmer.

Olly Knight and Matt Dennis & Ben Shaw will be leading worship.

When and where?

Word Alive happens 4-9 April 2020. This year we return to the Pontins site Prestatyn Sands, in North Wales.

Accommodation is in self-catering apartments, but you can also add on half-board meals if you wish.

CU Student Track

Come as a Christian Union to enjoy an exciting and inspiring week that will equip you to thrive in every area of life on campus and beyond as part of the wider church family. Spend time with your friends and make new ones as you eat, learn, worship, sing, tell stories, pray and unwind together. Be encouraged and spurred on to live for Jesus as you gather together with thousands of other Christians in praise of Him. 

The CU Student Track joins with the main programme for the morning Bible teaching and worship. Then you get the chance to think through specific issues and opportunities through training tracks and seminars. You’ll be part of an Impact Group, where you can chat with other students about what you’re learning and experiencing, and pray together. Then it’s time for the evening celebration where everyone gathers to hear God speak and to respond to Him in joyful worship and prayer.

Come and join us

Christian Union Student Discount Places will be available from £130 per student, from 28 August 2019.  Students can book via the Word Alive website.

The chalets are sold on a first-come-first-serve basis until the end of November, available in two grades:

CU students can put down a deposit of £25 each (£100 per chalet) before the end of November. The full balance is due by the 29th January 2020. Please note the deposit is non-refundable.

Speak to your Word Alive Student Champion, or CU Staff Worker about how many chalets to purchase. Neither UCCF nor Word Alive can protect students from the financial responsibility of booking their chalet, so ensure your CU has a thorough recruitment plan in place in discussion with your CU Staff Worker.

Leadership Network

Leadership Network discounts are available, talk to your CU Staff Worker for more information.

Offsite Accomodation

Students can also book accommodation off-site, further details can be found here: 

Offsite Accomodation

Not sure if it's worth it? Check out five reasons to join us at Word Alive. 

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For further information call Word Alive on 020 7407 5863 or visit

Word Alive Student Champions

Are you organising a Word Alive group from your CU? Get our guide to getting your group to Word Alive.

Download our Word Alive Student Champion pack, including the student promo video, photographs and design assets. 

Head to the Word Alive website for some top tips on organising a group and more resources and posters for you to use. 

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