Parish Weekend 2017

The next church weekend will be at Belsey Bridge Conference Centre from from Friday 22 to Sunday 24 September 2017. Our guest speakers will be Alasdair and Olivia Coles. The youth group will have their own programme for the weekend with bedrooms at a safe distance from their parents! The cost – full board – is £144 per adult (17 yrs and above), £72 per child (6-16 yrs), under 6-yrs-olds are free of charge. Booking forms are available from the back of the church or the hall office.

We have enjoyed several weekends away now, most recently with members of St George’s, and have found them immensely valuable as an opportunity to ‘be church’ in the round: eating together, laughing together, learning together and relaxing together without the pressure of other commitments. We have included the whole of the age range from 0 to 90 and, whilst we have had separate learning programmes for the children, there has also been a tremendous sense of looking out for each other and enjoying company across the generations. And not everybody is high octane in their faith and church commitment—all are welcome and no-one is compelled to attend anything!

Belsey Bridge is in Ditchingham, on the Norfolk/Suffolk border, 12 miles south of Norwich. With over 20 acres of grounds the venue is designed to support quiet reflection and there are many delightful walks in the surrounding countryside. It is well known for the excellent quality of the food and provision of special diets. All fresh food is sourced locally and many groups return year after year because of the food alone.

Facilities include:

  • 85 bedrooms – standard and en-suite rooms available
  • 3 main meeting rooms, with a range of smaller meeting rooms across the Centre
  • free wireless internet provided across the majority of the Centre
  • tennis court, play area, football field and table tennis table

Previous years

Photos from previous weekends, and some recordings of sessions, can be found below: