Church Weekend Away

We would love you to join us for our Church Weekend Away from 20th-22nd May 2022. Take time out with St Mary’s church family in the beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside.

What to expect
We believe that church is not an event you turn up to, but a family you belong to. We have a vision for our whole church family to come together for a weekend of bible teaching, worship, time out and fun together as one family. It will be a fantastic opportunity to spend a relaxed time together with your church family, getting to know people better, and also having the opportunity to explore and grow in your faith through teaching, prayer and worship.

Other weekend highlights include our guest speakers, a full children’s programme and separate youth sessions during adult meeting times, evening entertainment and various options for free time on Saturday afternoon.

Whether you are new to St Mary’s, or have been coming for many years, we would love you to join us for this very special weekend together!

Speakers – Paul & Christine Perkin
Paul and Christine recently retired from leading St Marks Battersea Rise in London – one of the first church plants from Holy Trinity Brompton – and are now based at St Andrew’s Limpsfield Chart on the Kent / Surrey border.

They have three married children, and seven grandchildren. Both teach and preach regularly, train young leaders and lead marriage and family ministries which is at the heart of their work together. Christine’s other involvements include leading conferences for clergy wives and for women in leadership roles. Paul’s work includes a commitment to global mission, especially through the Anglican Communion.

De Vere Latimer Estate, Church Ln, Chesham HP5 1UG
De Vere Latimer sits in 30 acres of grounds and has beautiful views over the Chess valley. The hotel has great meals and comfortable en-suite accommodation.

We will have sole use of the Waterhouse Suite which has a large meeting room, lounge areas, rooms for children’s groups and a playing field.

Meals will be taken together in our own restaurant area in the Waterhouse Suite, all dietary requirements will be catered for and children’s meals can also be provided.

Most of our bedroom accommodation will be upstairs in the Waterhouse Suite or in the nearby Mews building. There are no family rooms, so most families will be accommodated in adjacent (not interconnected) rooms.

Other amenities include an indoor pool, a gym, formal gardens, an estate walk, free wifi and plenty of free parking.

We can help arrange lifts to and from the hotel. Please indicate on the booking form if you can offer a lift or need one.

Cost includes
– two nights accommodation at De Vere Latimer
– evening meal on Friday
– breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday
– breakfast and lunch on Sunday
– free tea and coffee as well as use of conference and hotel facilities

The prices (per person) are as follows:
Adult sharing a double room – £140
Adult staying in a single-occupancy room – £165
12 -16 year olds – £75
4 – 11 year olds – £55
0 – 3 year olds – free

In order to encourage as many people as possible to attend our weekend away, the PCC has subsidised these costs.

Please note, we don’t want anyone to be excluded from coming for purely financial reasons. Help is available – please speak to Phil and Louise.