We are full of faith that God is going to move powerfully at Revive 2021, even if we have to have some Coronavirus restrictions in place. There will be changes which may affect some of the things you have grown to love about Revive over the last 30 years. However, we know God is bigger than all of these things and can still meet with us powerfully at Revive, whatever restrictions are in place!

Please take some time to read the important information below, including our Cancellation and Refund Policy.

For Revive 2021 we are taking on more financial risk and also more infrastructure costs due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Unfortunately no insurance companies are covering cancellation of large-scale events due to Coronavirus. Therefore we ask for your grace because we will need to operate a stricter cancellation policy. We hope you understand the reasons why we have had to make these difficult decisions to enable us to press forward with the vision for Revive 2021.

If you decide to cancel your Revive booking:

This year we are sorry but we cannot refund 100% of your booking. This is due to the extra costs of Coronavirus regulations and infrastructure, the non-refundable deposits we have had to pay, and the added risk we are undertaking with the event.

  • If you decide to cancel your booking by the 31st May, there will be a 10% cancellation charge to cover our non refundable infrastructure costs. We will refund you 90%.
  • If you cancel your booking on or after the 1st June, there will be a 30% cancellation charge to cover our non-refundable infrastructure costs. We will refund you 70%.

If Ichthus has to cancel Revive 2021 due to the Coronavirus Pandemic:

  • Up until 7th June 2021 – you will receive a full refund.
  • After 8th June 2021 – we will refund you 70% but keep 30% to help cover the non-refundable infrastructure costs we will have paid out by then. You could, of course, choose to gift Ichthus more than 30% of your booking cost if you wish.

If you cannot come to Revive at the last minute for Covid-Related reasons

  • For example, you develop Covid-19, or you have to isolate because you have come into direct contact with someone who has Covid-19.
  • This would only arise in the last 10 days before Revive. You should send us your isolation certificate or test result.
  • In this instance we can carry over your payment for Revive 2021 as ‘credit’ towards Revive 2022.

Coronavirus FAQs

We don’t have all the answers yet, but we have tried to answer some of your Coronavirus questions below. Do check back on this page and the latest news page. The closer we get to the event the more we can predict the level of social restrictions that might be in place on 31st July 2021 and how we can respond to them.

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We do not yet know exactly what the government will be requiring in terms of social distancing and other Coronavirus guidelines, so we can’t be sure exactly how camping will be. There may be some one-way systems in place and other social distancing measures, but whatever happens, camping at Ashburnham is always amazing – you will still be surrounded with the same views and beautiful backdrop.

The shower facilities, toilets and washing up facilities will be the same as usual (but with newer and nicer shower blocks!). There may need to be some social distancing and allocated time slots for different facilities, but we will keep you posted as the event draws nearer!

The rooms and bathrooms of the house will not be changed except for there being enhanced cleaning in rooms that share bathrooms.

They will likely be one-way systems in place throughout the house, multiple sittings for meals (to allow for social distancing), and reduced capacity in the foyer and common areas. We should be able to give you more details nearer the time.

Currently, due to venue capacity restrictions we are unable to confirm day visitor capacity. We are working hard to be able to open up availability for day visitors and are constantly reviewing all of the government guidelines. Currently the only way we can guarantee entry on site is through booking to camp or to stay in the house on site.

We are currently not sure what Coronavirus testing requirements will be for events. The Government is currently holding pilot mass events and will make requirements clearer in due course.

We may need to limit movement off and on site so we are not yet able to sell off-site week passes. We hope to be able to release them later and are constantly reviewing all of the government guidelines. Currently the only way we can guarantee entry on site is through booking to camp or to stay in the house on site.

Ashburnham has rooms that you can stay in. Many of these are already booked because they were transferred over from Revive 2020, but if we get any cancellations we will release rooms when they become available. If your choice of room is not available please keep checking our booking page, or contact the office on 020 86947171 to join the waiting list.

If the house is full, there are plenty of B&B and hotels available in Battle (the nearest town) but we are not yet sure if we will be able to have off-site week passes, so please do not book any off-site accommodation until the situation is clearer and we know whether we can release off-site passes.

We are not sure yet what the Government requirements will be for events. We are waiting for their announcements and we will let you know as soon as we do.

Due to the many varying and complicated circumstances surrounding this year’s event, we are sorry but we cannot accept individual nights camping. Currently the only way we can guarantee entry on site is through booking to camp for the whole week, or to stay in the house on site for the whole week.

Yes, we are still intending to have church corral groups, so please make sure you specify which congregation/church/group you would like to camp with.

No, we do not anticipate that there will be any option to book in on arrival. Everything will require careful planning due to the Covid restrictions, so pre-booking is essential. If we are able to release day visitor passes nearer the event, these will need to be pre-booked and will be limited in number.

We will most likely be limiting cash on site. We will let you know nearer the time how you can pay for things and what you can expect at our shop.

Due to capacity in the dining rooms of the house, Ashburnham have said they cannot accommodate the campers lunch deal this year. We are therefore unable to offer a campers lunch deal. If you are camping you will need to cook for yourselves, or you can buy something from the Cafe Crepe vans or Cafe Ash. We will also still have our camp shop which which will provide food and basic camping supplies.

If you transferred your booking over from Revive 2020, and you had initially chosen the campers lunch deal option, someone from Ichthus office will be in touch with you to organise a refund.

Yes we will still run a shop where you can buy food and basic camping equipment. We are not clear yet how much variety we will be able to stock, or if we will be able to sell all the same things as usual. However, you can definitely buy your basics at the shop.

Yes! All six streams for children and youth programme will be running. If there are still social restrictions in place we may need to adjust some of the timings for some age groups, but we will keep you updated when we know more. Many of the team leaders and volunteers for children and youth have been involved in previous years and so your children will see some friendly faces!

We are really praying and hoping that there won’t, and that we can enjoy each other’s company with hugs and hand shakes as usual! However, in the meantime we have to prepare for social distancing, so we are looking at options and waiting on further government guidance after the government’s pilot events in May.

It is likely that some venues will be operating on restricted capacities, so we are working on some fun and exciting overflow options to ensure everyone can take part as much as possible. These include an Outdoor screen and some overflow outside marquees near the Prayer Centre.

Many will be the same, some will be different. We may not be able to use the house rooms for seminars, so we are exploring using outdoor space for more of these sessions.

There are many details we can’t confirm yet. However, given that lots of Ashburnham is outside, we do not anticipate you having to wear a mask for lots of the time.

Masks may need to be worn in the common areas in the house, and when moving around the corridors. We’ll be complying with all government guidelines and will keep you updated regarding all health and safety guidelines as we get nearer the time.

We are not yet sure what the government requirements will be and how the logistics will work. We may need to limit movement off and on site during the week, but we will let you know more when we can.

Again, this is one of the things we do not know yet because the government has not yet given clear direction for singing at Events. We will be able to confirm this nearer the time.

Singing in outdoor worship services has been allowed since 29th March, so we are expecting you will be able to sing when watching the Celebrations at the Outdoor Screen area, and hoping it will be possible in the main marquee (but we can’t guarantee that yet).

We’re just not sure yet. Depending on when and how far the government relaxes restrictions, we are hopeful that we will not have to operate a booking-per-session model. However it is possible that some venues will be operating on reduced capacities at the time of the event, which means that you may have to book your place at some individual sessions.

We will ensure that ALL onsite campers or people staying in the house are able to attend meetings in some form, even if some overflow venues have to be used.

Yes! We are still planning a full and exciting programme. Outdoors sport is likely to be able to operate fairly unchanged, and we assume the fete will also be able to go ahead, even if there are some socially distanced queues. After Hours entertainment may move location, but we still plan to have a great line-up of live music, a quiz night and our famous talent show.

Yes! We will still have options from burgers, to pasta, to crepes and hot chocolate, all available to buy on site.

This year we are sorry but we cannot refund 100% of your booking. This is due to the extra costs of Covid regulations and infrastructure, the non-refundable deposits we have had to pay, and the added risk we are undertaking with the event.

  • If you decide to cancel your booking by the 31st May, there will be a 10% cancellation charge to cover our non refundable infrastructure costs. We will refund you 90%.
  • If you cancel your booking on or after the 1st June, there will be a 30% cancellation charge to cover our non-refundable infrastructure costs. We will refund you 70%.

If you would like to cancel your booking please email revive@ichthus.org.uk and we will be in contact to organise your partial refund as soon as we can.

Please make sure you read our Cancellation Policy in full here.

For Revive 2021 we are taking on more financial risk and also more infrastructure costs due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Unfortunately no insurance companies are covering cancellation of large-scale events due to COVID-19. Therefore, it will simply not be possible for us too refund 100% of ticket prices this year.

If Ichthus cancels due to COVID-19 before 8th June 2021, we will refund you in full. If we have to cancel on the 8th June or after, we will have to retain 30% of your booking price towards our own non-refundable costs. We hope you understand the reasons why we have had to make these difficult decisions to enable us to press forward with the vision for Revive 2021.

Please make sure you read our Cancellation Policy in full here.

This situation would only arise in the last 10 days before Revive. Please contact the office as soon as you find out, and send us your isolation certificate or test result. We can carry over your payment for Revive 2021 as ‘credit’ towards Revive 2022 but we would not be able to guarantee the prices would be the same or that the same room would be available at Revive 2022.

Please make sure you read our Cancellation Policy in full here.