WEEKEND AWAY 2022

You are invited!

A time away with the whole Churchcentral family...


We are so excited to be able to go away together as the whole Churchcentral family this year.
It's all happening Friday 17th-Sunday 19th June 2022.
Over 250 of us are heading away!

GOOD NEWS! Even though the booking date has passed, if you want to book in, you still can!
All you need to do is contact the office and we'll get you booked. And if the cost increase is a problem, you can say that and we will do all we can to get you there!

Join with us


Special Offerings

Sunday 22nd and 29th May


Why are we doing an offering?
As in previous years - out of the principle of enabling as many people to come as possible - we have made the ticket price a lot cheaper than it should be. We then follow this up with Special Offerings, where we encourage everyone to give what they can to cover these wider costs!

We encourage you to give generously and give in faith! Why not consider covering your full costs?  If you have more right now, why not generously cover another person or family who might have less? Let's embody the spirit of Acts 2 and Acts 4, and let's cover this together as a family.
It's always amazing to see what God provides in this way!

How do I give?
The best way to do this is to Bank Transfer us your gift, with the reference 'CWA'.
Churchcentral, Sort Code: 40-52-40, Account Number: 00020965

On the Sundays, you'll be able to give in other ways at your church.

What will the money go to?
The money raised in the offering will go to covering any costs of this Weekend Away, and if there is a surplus, it will go towards future whole church ‘Weekend Away’ type events.

How much should I give?
Give whatever you can give cheerfully and in faith.No more, no less!
  If you have more right now, why not consider covering your full costs? Why not generously cover another person or family who might have less? If you have less right now, you need to know you're under no compulsion, simply give what you can in faith - God sees the heart!
As a guide, the wider ticket costs are:
3 – 7 year olds: £35
8 – 10 year olds: £50
11- 13 year olds: £75
14 years +: £105

And if you're a UK Tax Payer, please please please do fill in the Gift Aid declaration below!

Gift Aid Declaration

Help us claim 25p for every £1 you give.








All your info...

What’s the Weekend Away?! 
It’s a chance for the whole Churchcentral family to get away together; to refresh our vision and love for God; to have fun and food together, all in the beautiful rolling hills of Wales!
 
Why do we do it? 
Aside from the joys of getting away and enjoying time together, it’s also an important opportunity to live out the fact that we are still one Churchcentral family of churches! Yes, we are scattered across the city, but at the Weekend Away we will come together and express our togetherness. We'll remember we’re part of something bigger that God is doing. We’ll hear stories of what is happening across the churches. And we’ll spur one another on to what God has for us next. So, if you call a Churchcentral church home, we’d absolutely love you to be there!
 
When is it? 
It’s Friday 17th June (arrival from 4pm) to Sunday 19th June (leaving the site by 3pm).  
 
Where is it? 
It will be held at Cefn Lea where we have been before, a Christian conference centre in mid-Wales. It’s about a 90 minute drive from Birmingham.
 
What will we do? 
The weekend’s activities will start on the Friday evening and finish with lunch on Sunday. There will be meetings together with times of worship, encountering God together and preaching. There will also be planned social activities and time to spend with the church family. The site has many recreational facilities including a playground and some great walking opportunities.
 
How much is it and what is included? 
We want everyone to be able to come along and so have set the booking in prices as:
- £0 for children aged 2 and under
- £25 for children 3-18 and adults

This gets you booked in and covers your accommodation and food for the weekend.
 
We will then hold a gift day across the churches nearer the time, where people can give as they are able to towards the costs of the event.  To guide you as you consider giving, the overall costs per person of the weekend are:
3 – 7 year olds: £35
8 – 10 year olds: £50
11- 13 year olds: £75
14 years +: £105
 
How can I book? 
At this stage, you need to contact office@churchcentral.org.uk to book.
If you are unsure please speak to your church leader.
 
What are the accommodation arrangements?
The set up at Cefn Lea is a combination of rooms within chalets, typically three rooms sharing a bathroom, lounge and kitchen area, as well as static caravans which have three bedrooms, a bathroom, lounge area and kitchen. We would love everyone to feel as comfortable as possible over the weekend so we try to enable people to share facilities with others they know well.
 
What about food?
All meals are provided by the centre, with dietary requirements catered for, and each room has access to a small kitchenette.
 
How do I get there?
The venue is about 90 minutes away by car. However we are aware that not everyone who wants to come can drive. There is a train station in nearby Newtown, and we would encourage people to offer lifts to others and we can provide some support in arranging transport.
 
What are the arrangements for children?
There will be children’s activities during the services for children aged 2.5-11years.  
We will also provide crèche space with toys for parents with children under the age of 2.5.
Youth activities will happen!
More details on these will follow closer to the event.
 
How do I find out more information?
You can:
- Speak to your church leader.
- Contact the office: office@churchcentral.org.uk
- Speak to someone who has been before, for example in your smaller groups.