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

Friday 26-28 April 2019
Belsey Bridge Conference Centre, Ditchingham, Bungay, Suffolk NR35 2DZ

 Relax                       Reflect                   Refresh
Our 2019 joint Parish Weekend Away 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. 

We returned to Belsey Bridge in Suffolk for a joint Parish Weekend Away after our first such visit in April 2017. Our theme for the 2019 weekend was Amazing Grace - God's radical hospitality and loving kindness. We had the opportunity to:

Relax   in 20 acres of grounds, country walks, wide games, evening bar
Reflect   with optional workshops and talks
Refresh   with times of worship and prayer

The Belsey Bridge Conference Centre is a wonderful venue with excellent catering and a variety of space allowing everyone the chance for quiet reflection, games outside and delightful walks.

Group photo from our weekend at Belsey Bridge in 2017:
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A selection of photos from the 2017 Weekend Away (scroll down to see all the galleries):


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

Saturday evening's wide game...

Sunday outdoor time...

Sunday worship...