28th July - 4th August 2018
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 an 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 1 John. John writes to churches who have been unsettled by those who have departed from them and moved onto teaching that appears more spiritual. As we hear John reassure those who hold onto the apostolic gospel so we find ourselves being reassured and strengthened in the gospel.
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.
The guest speaker for our holiday is Andy Gemmill. He is the Director of the Pastors’ Training Course for Cornhill Scotland. Andy left a career in Respiratory Medicine to join the staff at St Helen’s, Bishopsgate after which he was assistant pastor at Spicer Street (1993-1998). He then when on to pastor Beeston Free Church in Nottingham before heading to Glasgow in 2011. Andy is married to Annie who is a GP in Glasgow. They have two grown-up children.
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 to just 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 are home-cooked and include a continental breakfast, packed lunch and an evening meal. Special dietary requirements can be catered for if notified when you make your booking.
Costs are (ages are at 27th July 2018):
- £330 Adults
- £260 Full-time student / Young person (Aged 13-17)
- £140 Child (Aged 5-12)
- £45 Child (Aged 3-4)
- Free Child Aged 2 and under
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 sill be asked to share a room.