25th July - 1st August 2020
Spicer Street Church holiday is a great opportunity for people of all ages to get to know others in the church, to deepen friendships and fellowship, to learn together from God's Word in a relaxed atmosphere and to enjoy activities and outings.
Heatree House is a residential activity centre set in Dartmoor National Park and surrounded by farmland, forest and moorland. Widecombe is nearby and the Torbay coast is less than an hour's drive away. The centre has been extensively refurbished in recent years and offers comfortable accommodation of a good standard.
Each morning, we will be studying the book of Job. All of us will suffer in this world. No-one more than Job. How should we respond ourselves when we suffer, and how should we care for those we know and love who suffer? The book of Job has wonderful counsel for us, as it also points us to one who suffered more than any of us as he, the perfectly innocent one, died for us.
As well as morning Bible talks there will be seminars, further teaching and a chance to sing and pray together in the evenings. There will also be groups for children.
Justin Mote became a Christian as a teenager through a teacher at school. After school he worked in retailing before going to Oak Hill theological college. He has served in churches in Basingstoke, London and the Wirral. He was until recently the Director of the North West Ministry Training courses, which seek to equip people for a Bible teaching ministry in local churches. Justin is married to Jo and they have three children. He loves watching cricket and would love to play golf better.
Heatree is well equipped with great onsite facilities. Activities on site or nearby include abseiling, canoeing, raft building, archery and a ropes course. (There are extra charges for these). Whilst some activities and outings will be organised for those who are interested, you are free just to relax or organise your own day.
There are twin bedded and family rooms with bunk beds. All bedrooms have en-suite facilities. Bedding (base sheets, duvets and covers, pillows and pillowcases) are provided. Space may be available for those who wish to bring their own caravan or tent.
Meals include a continental breakfast, packed lunch and an evening meal. Special dietary requirements can be catered for if notified when you make your booking.
You can make your booking on the online booking form, or by completing the paper form (available on request from the church office). Terms and conditions apply and a booking presumes their acceptance.
Costs are (ages are at 25th July 2020):
- £355 Adults
- £280 Full-time student / Young person (aged 13-17)
- £155 Child (aged 5-12)
- £45 Child (aged 3-4)
- Free Child (under 3)
Those who sleep in their own caravan or tent but eat in the Centre pay 65% of the above fees. Day visitors will be welcome but asked to pay for the meals they take.
Please note that it is unlikely that we will be able to accommodate children (up to 12 years old) in separate rooms to their parents. Young people (aged 13-17) will be able to 'dorm' together. Single adults will be asked to share a room.