Parish Weekend Away
St Andrew's & St Mary's

Friday 21 - Sunday 23 April 2017
Belsey Bridge Conference Centre, Ditchingham, Bungay, Suffolk NR35 2DZ

Relax                     Reflect                    Refresh 
Our joint Parish Weekend was a great time for all who were lucky enough to go. With ages ranging from 2 to 80+, it was an opportunity to spend time together across our two congregations from St Andrew's and St Mary's, for friendships to be made and strengthened, plenty of fun and laughter to be had and time for worship, teaching and reflection, too. 

Our theme for the weekend was Gifted - exploring the gifts God has given us. We were able to...

Relax   in 20 acres of grounds, country walks, wide games, evening bar
Reflect   with optional workshops on healing, speaking in tongues & mindfulness and song writing
Refresh   with times of worship and prayer

The Belsey Bridge Conference Centre was a wonderful venue with excellent catering (no one was ever left hungry!) and the variety of space allowed everyone the chance for quiet reflection, games outside, delightful walks or even catching up with the football scores!

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What did you think about the weekend?
We value feedback from those who were at the Weekend Away. Please complete an Evaluation Form (you'll need to download and save it first), then either email it to Phil in the Church Office ( or print a copy and leave it in the folder at the back of St Andrew's Church (some spare forms are also available there) or St Mary's, Hertingfordbury.

If you'd like to share your thoughts and reflections about the time we shared, we would love to hear from you and incorporate these contributions here on this page or in the parish magazine. Please send to Phil ( or Richard ( Thank you.

Here is a selection of photos from the weekend (scroll down to see all the galleries)



Saturday, with workshops and children's activities...

Saturday evening's wide game...

Sunday outdoor time...

Sunday worship...
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