ALL SAINTS CENTENARY CELEBRATION WEEKEND AWAY – AT HOME! SAVE THE DATE!

You are invited to a catered weekend, 2 day conference over 3 days,  packed full of things to do, offering time to be together and enjoy with the whole Church Family, young, old and everyone inbetween!

FRIDAY 24th APRIL @ Studland Village Hall

SATURDAY 25th APRIL @ Studland Village Hall

 SUNDAY 26th APRIL 2015 @ All Saints

£40/ADULT,  CHILDREN 16 AND UNDER FREE, INCLUDING ALL FOOD AND ENTERTAINMENT

Please feel free to invite partners and friends who don’t normally come to our Church, to any part of the weekend, particularly Friday & Saturday night or Sunday – we would love to offer them our hospitality – it would just be great to have them with us!

Please would you complete the booking form asap to enable us to cater for the right numbers. Return to:

Mike Hayes, 1b Purbeck Terrace Road, Swanage, BH19 2DE by 31st March.

 

God is really moving in our Church – this is a very special year for us and we would love it if as many of us as possible could be together.  It promises to be a precious time for our church family.   There is something for everyone......

The weekend is kicked off on Friday afternoon with a classic Church tradition – tea and cake (there will be lots of tea and cake over the weekend!), followed by a Treasure Hunt around Studland and the beach, then a simple but yummy ‘Proper Cheese Organic Beef Burger’ BBQ supper (of course vegetarians will be looked after too!) cooked by Andrew & Claire Head.  Later there will be family games, music and a gripping quiz!   

Saturday there is time and space for teaching, reflection, prayers and lots of opportunity to care for each other and build new relationships and enjoy the ones we have without having to rush off after coffee at church!  In the morning we have some inspiring teaching sessions to get us all thinking.  Then a busy but relaxing afternoon: we offer all ages the chance to get your singing voices going in an event based on the TV programme ‘The Choir’, or have a guided walk around the area, spend some time learning about spiritual gifts and prayer life, or attend a poetry workshop or get creative and celebratory with banner design and building!  Hard to choose!

All rounded off in the evening with a wonderful meal by Love Cake, BYO drink and time to get your dancing shoes on for a Ceilidh with the excellent Black Sheep Band.

Sunday is back at All Saints for a croissant and coffee start to a special Centenary Service, followed by a delicious lunch.  Many invitations have been sent to past vicars and people from our Church.  It should be a very special occasion for all of us.

The lovely Tom Bullock is with us for the whole weekend, giving the young people a full programme of entertainment and opportunities to be fully involved and have a good time.

 

We are excited to have the Revd Dr Ian Paul joining us as our speaker for the weekend.  Ian is a nationally known theologian, writer and speaker: he is  practical, down-to-earth and 100% biblical with a great way of relating the Bible to real life.  Check out his blog www.psephizo.com for more info.

Also, PLEASE don’t let the cost make it prohibitive – the most important thing is that we all come – don’t just say no: have a confidential chat to Andrew Corke.  Your presence will be the biggest blessing!!!  

 

“Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,

Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith”  Hebrews 12: 1-2