Our Church Weeknd away this year will be taking place at Hothorpe Hall in Leicestershire from November 3-5. If you would like to download an application form for the weekend click on this link.
Hothorpe Hall is an extremely well-equipped Christian conference centre in the middle of the beautiful Leicestershire countryside. Set up in the late 1980s by two Christian couples from Kent, it has developed over the years and has now become one of the premier Christian conference centres in the country.
It nestles in the serene and gentle Hothorpe Hills, right in the heart of England, but is only 5 miles from Market Harborough and is easily reached in just over an hour by car from Moreton. There are plenty of places to visit locally, and the Centre itself offers a wide variety of facilities.
It contains accommodation for over 150 people, and almost all the rooms have en-suite facilities. It boasts an excellent conference room, with modern equipment, as well as numerous other smaller rooms for group discussion or seminars. There is also a small chapel on the site for quiet prayer or contemplation.
There are excellent facilities for children and babies, with plenty of toys and other useful equipment. There is a well-stocked bookstall, and there are hot and cold drinks available at all times, and a bar available in the evening.
It will be an excellent weekend - so sign up soon!
As a church we believe in the fundamental importance of mission, reaching out with the message of the gospel to those who have not heard or embraced it. Jesus' last words to His disciples contained the command to "go and make disciples of all nations" (Matthew 28:19). We therefore seek to do all we can to take that gospel to the people of our parish and area, whilst at the same time supporting others who have gone to different parts of the world to take the gospel.
During the last week of July there was a three day Holiday Club for Friday Club, entitled Summer Cruise. On the Wednesday we were taken - in our mind's eye - on a trip to Barbados, complete with Barbadian food and a guided tour, and on Thursday we were taken to Egypt, with a trip down the Nile, and the film Death on the Nile. On Friday we went on an actual cruise on the River Avon, heading downstream from Evesham - the trip included a fish and chip lunch, and a great time was had by all! The pictures below give a little flavour of the Club.
Christianity Explored is a course that introduces Jesus as he walks off the pages of Mark's Gospel. Developed over 9 years by All Souls Church, London, Christianity Explored has been a life changing experience for thousands of people who, through this course, have discovered the true nature and grace of God.
We're more wicked than we ever realised, but more loved than we ever dreamed.
With a passion and gift to communicate, Rico Tice (Associate Minister, All Souls Church) has written this innovative 7 week course based on short talks, Bible Study and group discussion to enable participants to explore Who Jesus Is? Why He Came? And What It Means To Follow Him.
3 key fundamentals of the course:
The Bible - Teaching Christ in Mark's Gospel is at the heart of the course.
Grace - Grace is only amazing when sin is clearly seen. A grasp of grace will not only empower Christian life, but create a tremendous sense of joy and thanksgiving.
Relationships - Our aim is that people should not just make friends but find themselves genuinely cared for.