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Weekend Away

Each year we have a weekend away as an opportunity of getting to know each other better.  

2016 saw a return to Janet and Simon Cox’s house for our weekend away.  As this year we had our weekend away in September it was drier overall than last year, although the Friday was rather wet as people arrived.  However, we all managed to get our tents up and enjoyed eating together in the heated, dry marquee.


The weekend away is a good opportunity to have some teaching together and this year we had four sessions looking at our worth and where we get our sense of value from.  From the studies we were all encouraged to have our sense of worth from knowing God created me, from knowing Jesus as our friend, from knowing we are part of something everlasting and from knowing God looks at the heart.

The weekend away is also an opportunity to do something we don’t normally do through our activities and this year we travelled to the Horstead Centre, Norfolk, on the Saturday.  We all took part in the tower experience, which has rock climbing, abseiling and a zip wire, and the low ropes course and tunnel.  With the tower experience the young people enjoyed the zip wire and completed personal challenges on the climbing.  With the low ropes course we were given challenges to do in pairs, including trying to get a cup of water around the course without spilling any.  On the Sunday we went to Walberswick and spent a couple of hours catching over 100 crabs, which were then all released back into the water.

We are really grateful to Janet and Simon who allow us to stay at their house and use their marquee and facilities.  Through Simon’s help, Janet also cooks amazing food for us, including a roast dinner on the Sunday.

Please contact St John's Youth Pastor Andy Williams or the Church Office for more information about events & activities run by Revival Youth.