Church is really important. Life is really busy. Most of us will know both those things to be true - but the combination of the two can often make it feel hard to really get to know people at church, to have time to relax with one another and really grow through God’s word together.
That’s why, in May 2019, we’re organising a weekend away for anyone who considers themselves part of the church and who wants to enjoy good accommodation, splendid surroundings, excellent food, top-notch teaching and a refreshing break away. The weekend is suitable for all ages and stages and we are planning to run a crèche and children’s work as part of the weekend.
We’re delighted to have Andrew Sach joining us for the weekend away. Andrew has a scientific background with a PhD in neuroscience. He is one of the ministers at Grace Church Greenwich in south-east London and also teaches on the Cornhill Training Course. He is the author of a number of books including 'The Cross', ‘Dig Deeper’ and ‘Pierced for our Transgressions’.
Andrew will be speaking for us on the topic of ‘The Word of God’. At Spicer Street we make a big deal of the Bible, but why, and are we right to do so? Can we really trust what the Bible says and can we really be sure that it’s right to use such ancient texts to guide our lives today? This is a critically important issue for us to think about together and the weekend will provide us with the time and space to do so.
The Church Weekend Away will be held at Ashburnham Place, a Christian conference centre near Battle, East Sussex. It is set in the heart of 220 acres of landscaped grounds with woods.
Date: Friday 24 May - Monday 27 May 2019
The weekend will begin with dinner on Friday and end after breakfast on the Monday.
Single, twin and family bedrooms are situated near the main meeting rooms. Many rooms have en-suite facilities whilst others share bathrooms. There are several lounges, a conservatory and an outside seating area. Family-friendly meals are self-served in several dining rooms and dietary requirements will be catered for. There is a games room with table tennis and a pool table. Cots and highchairs are available. The site also has wi-fi.
Prices: All prices are per person and are inclusive of accommodation, meals and tea and coffee breaks. Early bird discount of 10% for bookings made in 2018.
Adult en-suite: £220
Adult standard: £180
Youth (12-17): £100
Child (4-11): £60
Babies & Toddlers (0-3): Free
Click here for the booking form.