Face2Face Educational Trust is a Christian Trust that facilitates ministry in schools/churches and in the local community of Thetford. It is a mixture of Christian ministry within churches and educational ministry in schools and the local community. Kevin Moore, the full time worker is based on the Norfolk/Suffolk border and works within the geographical area of East Anglia and beyond as appropriate.


Objectives and Activities:

The overall objective of the Trust is to put on educational projects/events/lessons/courses for children and adults, young people and families. Kevin uses his artistic talents and chess skills, coupled with his interest in games and people skills in working with a wide range of ages. Some events promote the Christian faith in ways relevant to children, young people and families throughout England and Wales.

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These objectives through a variety of educational projects, examples of which are listed below:-


Each week in Thetford Kevin leads the Thetford Youth and Community Chess Club with the aim of developing the skills of those attending as well as using chess in an imaginative way & strategic way.

Further opportunities for developing budding chess players come through contacts with schools and Kevin visits schools giving chess lessons and playing the children at chess, sometimes playing a simultaneous display taking on a number of players at the same time. He will do lessons linked with chess and sometimes link them with RE. Between March and September, Kevin does monthly chess open-air sessions in the forecourt of King Street Baptist Church taking on members of the public and teaching people, normally on the first Saturday afternoon of the month. In August, Kevin runs an art and games week called Sketchpad involving chess and indoor and outdoor games as well as a creative activities programme.

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Kevin set up the Checkmate residential holiday in 2008 and the Sketchpad residential holiday in 2012 in Bedfordshire. Both weeks are now combined in a non residential week at The Art Studio at the Charles Burrell Centre in Thetford [since August 2018].

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Kevin was asked to set up the chess ministry with men at the Christian Vision For Men weekend in June 2016 and has run it since and is known as the ‘chess man’. Around 30 men join in the chess play and Kevin presents each person with a copy of Checkmate, the chess gospel booklet he wrote and illustrated that makes a link between the Bible and chess throughout.


Art and Photography

Art and photography are two important ingredients in Kevin’s life, indeed his early training was in this area. His photographs often inform his paintings/drawings and some can be seen on this site.


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He set up The Art Studio in February 2015, this enables Kevin to put on lessons from Monday to Friday for children, young people and adults. Kevin has worked with many people in art & chess related activities at The Art Studio. The lessons Kevin runs include lessons for adults and children. He also runs the weekly Thetford Youth & Community Chess Club and a monthly games evening.


Kevin uses his teaching/coaching skills to good effect at The Art Studio in the Charles Burrell Centre with lots of students from children to adults. He believes encouragement with constructive comment is the best way to take people forward. He will demonstrate as appropriate but allow space for the student to develop their skills.


Sometimes some surprise visitors drop by!

Kevin holds an educational holiday for young people aged from 9 to 17 at The Art Studio in Thetford, the week is called Sketchpad. Here youngsters are given opportunities to produce artwork, learn sketching skills and explore watercolours, pastels, conte, charcoal, graphite, pen and a variety of mixed medium. Kevin takes children on a journey resulting in many of them producing some amazing artwork themselves. Art can be a great way of expressing the natural beauty surrounding us, capturing the details of nature, animals, people, sunsets, seascapes & landscapes. There are also plenty of fun games, both indoor and outdoor using the field outside.

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Day outings are arranged such as a visit to Assington Hall and grounds and High Lodge in the Thetford forest and are great fun.


Churches too benefit from Kevin’s gifts as an artist as he leads sessions looking at some of the works of Masters that portray biblical scenes, shares his testimony through art and leads ‘Biblical Art’ days for families.

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Midweek children’s clubs, youth work and family weekends


Kevin has been involved in children & youth work since his 20’s & runs powerful, action packed sessions

Kevin supports midweek children’s clubs in churches using his artistic and communication gifts to share the message of God’s love to the human race with the children and young people. Kevin helped Elmswell Baptist develop their children’s club for primary aged children and Wired young people’s events at St. Mary the Virgin in West Bergholt for 10-15 year olds. 

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In addition Kevin will lead family weekends and church based holiday clubs for primary aged children. For this Kevin, with his wife Val, wrote and illustrated the ‘Groundbreakers’ holiday club material back in 2000. This has been used many times up and down the country, the material is creative, fun, challenging and thoroughly biblical and links with Bible characters from the Old and New Testaments with a construction theme.

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As well as the activities mentioned above there are many other areas of ministry such as church preaching and teaching engagements, leading church prayer sessions and developing the Face2Face website. Kevin works with 10+ churches a year.

Ministry within the Church


Kevin is working with churches in various ways such as running a games event for 60-90 year old folks or speaking at men’s evangelistic breakfast but could also be in the form of leading an all-age service; preaching; training churches for a church based mission; running a children’s club during the week, or youth work on a Friday evening.  It can also mean speaking at meetings in the week, such as a ladies coffee evening or afternoon gathering of senior citizens.

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Working in the open air with families as part of a Church of England work in their community linked to the Tour De France events in Chelmsford.

Long term ministry examples have been Elmswell Baptist children’s ministry and Wired the West Bergholt youth work in Colchester. In both cases Kevin was instrumental in partnering with the two churches to establish these important ministries to children and young people over many years.


The Groundbreakers holiday club is a construction themed resource that can be used by churches to reach out to children and families.  Kevin and Val wrote the material for an Overstrand Beach Mission in 1999 and by the end of 2000 it was published by Scripture Union and over the past years has been used to inspire thousands of church based holiday clubs up and down the land and abroad. Kevin is keen to offer this undated resource to churches in East Anglia as appropriate. Stambourne Chapel situated in rural Essex, gave Kevin a great opportunity to mission in August 2013 and to two churches working in partnership in Hutton, Essex in July 2014, [Hutton Free Church and Shining Light, a Pentecostal church]. Now Kevin’s time is being used more locally, he can still recommend the resource and act as a consultant to churches or as an evangelistic speaker.

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Ministry with the Church in the community

This may take the form of an outreach event in a neutral venue, aimed at building relationships in the local community. It can also be partnering with a Church to lead a Christian club in a school.

School based work

Kevin runs the Thetford Youth and Community Chess club on Wednesday evenings at The Art Studio for young people and adults as well as Sketchclub for young people on Thursdays. These clubs help build relationships with children who are keen to come to the Sketchpad week in the summer.

Kevin also offers specials within schools in art and chess as well as Christian assemblies that are designed to open up a Bible story using visual aids to make the biblical passage come alive to the children.  Kevin sometimes visits schools to teach art or chess and offers these specialisms to schools. Recently Kevin taught portraiture to 300 pupils in a school in Sutton, near Ely, that was well received and a school in Kings Lynn benefited from his chess play, including a simultaneous display against the school chess club!


 Residential Young People Holidays


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Sketchpad is an art and games week for young people aged 8-17 years based at the The Art Studio in Thetford and the on site amenities. This develops artistic skills, techniques and expression using a range of resources such as collage, acrylic painting, junk modelling, pastels and pencils.  The holiday is creative and builds artistic confidence as well as being educational and great fun.Screen Shot 2016-08-14 at 00.24.53


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Creative Art Ministry

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Kevin offers specials to churches using art this may involve running a biblical art session for families or sharing his testimony using art to an adult audience in an afternoon or evening.

A good example of this was the Thetford URC church hosting a Pentecost art festival in May and asking Kevin to run a family afternoon and to exhibit some of his work during the week.  Stambourne Chapel put on a similar event and asked Kevin to run a family afternoon event in North Essex. This led to an ongoing church relationship that led to a summer holiday club in August, several preachments and a visit to run the local school Christian club.

Kevin has spent some time researching biblical art from past Master artists. Recently he researched over 50 artists from the renaissance period in the late 14th century to the present day. He is using some of this material during inputs at Sketchclub and in church speaking opportunities. The research will be very useful for the Sketchpad weeks in the future.

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Kevin is using his own art and photography to illustrate biblical verses. This material is used in sermon presentations, PowerPoint’s and on the Face2Face website.

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Street Chess

On the first Saturday of the month [if the weather is dry] you will find Kevin in the forecourt of Kings Street Baptist church, in the heart of Thetford, where he takes on people from the high street from 12.30-2.30pm. He invites players from the chess club to join him. He sometimes sets up in the playground of the primary school and takes on school children or gets them all playing to an appropriate level.  The aim of these open-air events would be to raise profile and to build relationships with potentially interested customers for the future.

Kevin is able to offer specialised training and expertise to churches nationally in art and chess.

He has recently made links with a retired pastor in Perth who has started a chess ministry called Chess Connections.



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Kevin runs Prayershakers on the final Friday of each month at The Art Studio in Thetford from 7.30-9.15pm [not August]. Kevin offers teaching on specialist subject areas like prayer and biblical art. He often speaks about the importance of prayer. He has developed Prayershakers, a powerful morning or evening practical session for adults keen to pray and be inspired to pray. He offers Prayershakers to churches in East Anglia and beyond as appropriate.

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Face2Face is able to offer a variety of church and school based ministries to children, young people, families and adults. Some are long term, relational, people projects; others are specific one off events. Some of the ministry is educational, other facets of the ministry more overtly Christian in content. Face2Face is building with new contacts and churches each year.

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These are just some of the activities Face2Face Educational Trust offers.

Kevin Moore


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