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We are running a weekend away for all family & friends of Streatham Central Church from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon 16th - 18th July 2021.
The theme of the weekend is “Missional Community” as we think and pray into how to be more and more like the church at the end of Acts 2, where we are told: “All the believers were together and had everything in common … and the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.”
Please take a look through the options below and add in your details to sign-up.
How much will it cost me?
£10 - yes that’s right, everyone pays £10.
In keeping with the theme of the weekend we are trying to live out Acts 4:32 where we are told that “All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had.”
So the £10 is simply to commit you to coming on the weekend and then everyone can make an extra charitable donation of whatever they can afford to cover the costs of the whole weekend.
To help us plan, please let Mel (our accountant) know what (if any) donation you’d like to pledge here:
Mel will contact you via email with bank details of how to pay the £10 (due by 30th June 2021), and any donations you’d like to make.
For your information of costs we need to cover, the venue is charging us:
£79 Adult - camping and catering
£109 Adult - manor accommodation and catering
£49 Child (4-15) - camping and catering
£69 Child (4-15) - manor accommodation and catering
£0 Free Young child (0-3) - camping and catering
£0 Free Young child (0-3) - manor accommodation and catering
The weekend cannot run without a team of helpers getting it off the ground. Please read the following details and tick any of the teams you would like to be part of. Thank you for your help!
Most of this work will be done in the weeks leading up to the weekend. Are you good at managing lists and getting things done? Then this is the team for you.
Responsibilities: Attendee lists, Room/plot allocations, Travel plans
You probably already know if you’d like to be in this team, you’ve already been heartily serving us in music at church and we are so grateful. Please put your name down to indicate if serving in this way during a busy weekend away would work for you and your family.
Responsibilities: Pre-weekend band practise, Playing during the sessions over Saturday and/or Sunday (indoors with audience participation, number of sessions dependant on team size)
Although lots of members of Streatham Central Church may be involved in helping out with kids' work, this team will be at the heart of it, sourcing and printing resources, setting up activities during the Saturday and coordinating every helper so it all runs smoothly. Love getting involved?
Responsibilities: Sourcing/creating resources, Set-up, Co-ordinating helpers
Frequently Asked Questions
What time does the weekend start?
The weekend officially begins at 7:30pm on Friday for a meal but people can arrive from 3:30pm to set tents up or from 4:30pm for access to the Manor and to use the dining room for kids tea.
What time does the weekend finish?
The weekend finishes after Sunday lunch, we are required to pack up and leave the centre by 3pm and the grounds by 5pm
Where is it held?
Otford Manor, a large old house run as a Christian Centre by Oak Hall. It is near Sevenoaks: TN15 6XF
How do I get there?
The easiest way is to drive from Streatham. It’s just over an hour away. If you do not have a car you can catch a train to Otford and we can arrange for someone to pick you up from the station or we may be able to arrange lifts with other people going from church.
What will the accommodation be like?
There are several options for accommodation. You can camp in the walled garden, bringing your own tent. There are washing and toilet facilities but no onsite electricity hook-ups available.
For those keen on a roof there are rooms inside the Manor, which we will have full use of, some are dormitory style with bunk beds, others are single or twin rooms, once you choose the indoor option we will do our best to put you in a room of your choice and will be in touch after the booking to arrange this.
What will the catering be like?
There will be meals provided for dinner on Friday evening, breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday. We can cater for standard and vegetarian diets, however, please notify us in advance if you have specific food allergies and the centre will hopefully be able to accomodate. All meals are provided in the main dining hall no matter where you are staying.
What will the sessions be like?
There are two main sessions on Saturday. The morning session will run from 9:15-12:30 and the afternoon session will run from and 2:00-5:00 but only half of each session will be teaching, the other half will be an outdoor free time with the children and adults together with activities to suit all ages - more information about these outdoor activities to follow.
On Saturday evening we will be running an extended prayer and worship time after dinner.
On Sunday morning we will be having something resembling a regular Sunday gathering before joining together for Sunday lunch.
What is the theme of the weekend?
The theme of the weekend will be Missional Community. Alex will be focussing on the “one-another” statements of the New Testament, drawing on teaching from a number of Christian Leaders.
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