Christian Book Fair 

 Book Fair

No booking required! 
£5 per event


3 events for price of 2!

Not to be missed…

Emmanuel Church fringe events as part of Wimbledon BookFest 2018 
Emmanuel Church is hosting a weekend Christian Book Fair as a fringe event to the Wimbledon BookFest 2018.  

On Saturday 6th October we are delighted to present a unique line up of popular, talented and interesting authors and broadcasters who will be speaking on a wide range of Christian topics from, how to choose a children’s Bible to talks on how the human brain works.  We promise to have something for everyone.  And, if that’s not enough, on Sunday 7thOctober we are thrilled to be joined by a New York Times bestselling author.  We also have a HUGE bookstall to browse and buy from, so read on for details of the full programme and choose your events…


                                        Saturday Morning 6th October Doors open at 9.30am 

Event 1 - Wimbledon Family Christian Book Fair
Aimed at toddlers and children of primary school age, their parents, carers, grandparents, godparents and anyone else looking to have some fun!
10am - Book readings from award-winning children’s author Alison Mitchell. Alison will also share some thoughts on how to choose a Children’s Bible for parents.
10.30am - Book Illustration and art session with award-winning local illustrator Catalina Eccheverri. 
11am - Book Readings by Tim ThornboroughWho hasn’t won any awards. Plus, advice for parents on, how to make bedtime reading more fun.
11.30am - Awesome Cutlery Gig. A wonderful Christian band with singable fun tunes, and lots of silliness for kids and parents alike. Get a flavor for their songs here 

This event finishes at 12.15pm.

                                                Saturday Afternoon 6th October - Doors open at 1.30pm

Event 2 - Talks from Local Christian authors 

2pm - Understanding the Christian Publishing industry - Tim Thornborough
Tim gives us the inside track of how publishing works, and the state of the industry at the moment. A great event for budding authors or those interested in publishing.

3pm - The Centre Brain - Steve Adams
Marketing Guru Steve presents the latest research that shows how people make decisions.  A fascinating subject for anyone who is an influencer in business, education, or the home.
A popular conference speaker, Steve has also worked in TV, radio and magazines and as Tearfund’s Head of Global Brand and Communication.
4pm - The Bitcoin Blag - Anne and Alexander Atkins
Join Anne Atkins and her son Alexander in conversation about her new novel about mathematics of Bitcoin, and how to break the "unbreakable" blockchain.  Anne is an author, broadcaster,  actress and "controversialist". 

                                                Saturday Evening 6th October Doors open at 7pm
Event 3 - Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover

7.30pm A relaxed evening of readings, conversations and music for book loversJoin us for a fascinating and fun evening with four authors, a publisher and live music.
Publisher Tim Thornborough in conversation with Anne Atkins actress, broadcaster, "conversationalist", illustrator Siku (The Manga Bible), Claire Musters local author and speaker and Clare Heath-Whyte local author and historian. 
 Enjoy a glass of wine and refreshments. 
                                                Sunday 7th October Doors open at 3pm

Event 4 - 3.30pm Francine Rivers in conversation with Sarah Hall 
New York Times bestselling author Francine Rivers has published numerous novels—all bestsellers—and she has continued to win both industry acclaim and reader loyalty around the globe.  Redeeming Love, Francine’s most well-known book, is now considered a classic work of Christian fiction and continues to be one of the Christian Booksellers Association’s top-selling titles; it has held a spot on the Christian bestseller list for nearly a decade. This year Francine published her new novel, Masterpiece. 


Doors open half an hour before each event. No advance booking required. Events cost £5 on the door with the Children’s Christian Book Fair costing £5 per family.
Special offer Come to any 2 of our events and you get the 3rd event for free.        Bargain!

Drinks & light refreshments will be available to purchase at each event. 

Shobi Selvadurai, 07/09/2018