Holiday Bible Week is a week-long event for children aged between 5 & 12, every year during the school summer holidays. It is organised by the churches of Bishop’s Stortford.

Each year, around 500 children take part in a wide variety of activities – all centred around Jesus Christ and the Bible.

During the week, children enjoy singing, games, puzzles, Bible stories and puppet shows. The days begin at 10:00am and end at 3:30pm, and there is a parents’ open evening on the Thursday evening from 6:00pm, where parents and relatives are invited to see what the children have been up to.

HBW has been running for Over 30 years.

Our Aims

  • To build up relationships between the churches and the local community
  • To bring children into a caring and loving environment where they are valued and relationships matter
  • To present Christian teaching in a relevant way through the activities, and to reflect it in team relationships
  • To encourage the development of social skills and moral values
  • To introduce children to Jesus and the church
  • To provide interesting, stimulating and creative activities outside of the school environment
  • To offer the opportunity to develop new skills and discover new interests
  • To let children discover positive ways of having fun
  • To enable people from churches to work together and display true Christian unity.

The Committee

David King


Sue Vassell

Child Registration.

Lyn Stonebrook


Deborah Mason

Child Protection Officer.

Hugh Scott

Programme Development.

Eric Curnow

Church Rep Liaison & Programme Development.

Ruth Baxter

Music & Main Tent Coordination.

Ellie Brown

Event & Site Organiser.

To be appointed

Marketing, Web Development and Tech.
(Previously Ben Townsend)

Emily Robshaw

Tent Leader Liaison.

Clair Sarles

Prayer Lead.


Speak to a member of the committee to find out more.

Churches Involved with HBW