Parish Weekend Away

I loved our Parish Weekend Away – found it so restoring for mind, body and soul, and it was so good to be with the church family – and we were family that weekend, we are family.

Gillian Geraghty describes the weekend for us:

The weekend began on the afternoon of Friday 16th May, with tea and chocolate cake, before being shown to our comfortable rooms.
This began two days of workshops, worship and relaxation -not forgetting mealtimes when home cooked food was plentiful and delicious!
The programme included art and religion, meditation, drama, Taize, praying using the internet and a visit from the Dean of Guildford Cathedral.
Saturday evening, as is usual at Wychcroft, was spent entertaining each other with skits, poems and much laughter.
A highlight for me was a Kenyan communion service in the beautiful chapel after Sunday lunch, before we left for home.
Good company, beautiful countryside, great food (and no washing up!), peace and relaxation make for a very enjoyable time.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Jennifer Paterson for her hard work in organising us all.

I am tempted to organise one for next year – any takers?

Lesley

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