Every year we organise lots of time away as a church family. This is a chance for us to go deeper in faith and come together more fully as a community. Here's a sample of what we have done over the years:
A time to join 6000 other Christians for great worship and teaching. In 2020 we planned to go to New Wine United
but sadly a global pandemic had other ideas...
Every other year we organise a weekend away for all of St James at Quinta, North Wales (where this photo was taken). Guest speakers have included Anthony Delany (leader of Ivy Manchester), Matt Porter (Vicar of St Michael le Belfry, York), and Cris Rogers (Rector of All Hallows' Church, Bow).
Other groups also have time away together: our students
go away for a weekend most years, our families
organise camping trips together, and there are other trips to leadership conferences, worship conferences and training weekends.
Some of us have made trips to visit our church planters
: Chris and Liz in Spain and Jarod and Bexi in Croatia.
Whatever we do we always aim to have lots of fun, great food and learn more about Jesus.