We've been running our Gather worship nights for a couple of years now. The aim was to do 'creative worship in creative places'. We started in living rooms with small, cosy nights of worship and then last year we moved into club venues around the city. We used different venues every month, including Manchester Academy, Gullivers, Dulcimer, Creation Cafe, The Anchor, Luther King House and more.
This year, we wanted to make the evenings a little more consistent. Having a different venue and artist every month meant that every event looked different, which was part of the plan, but it also felt difficult to build a regular rhythm and community around it.
This year, we're excited to be partnering with Nexus Art Cafe, who have provided their venue as our regular event space on the last Thursday of every month. We'll still be getting different artists in throughout the year, but we hope to create a place where people can come every month, hang out, meet new friends, and worship together. We had our first event in January which was great. And we'll be hosting the second one on February 23rd. These monthly events are free, so you're more than welcome to join us if you're in Manchester!
All the details can be found on our website: herewegather.com