THE Weekend Away   9th – 11th February 2018

STOP PRESS:  Hurry – book now if you haven’t done so!
ALSO:  Time now to pay your balance! – by bank transfer if possible.
Special KPC bank account: Sort Code: 40-26-22 Account Number: 01094610  Account Name: Knowle Parish Church Your Reference: AWAY + surname + initial (e.g. AWAYBloggsJ).  Alternatively, you can pay by cheque payable to Knowle PCC.

A weekend away as a church family is a great opportunity to do two things in a bit more depth than we can week by week:

  • it gives the chance to spend some time away considering God’s truth and purpose for our lives, and to pray and worship him together;
  • as well as that it is a time where we can strengthen friendships and the commitment to others in Knowle Parish Church.

This only happens once every three years – don’t miss out on the opportunity it gives! You can book now for you and you family using this booking form.


Back again by popular demand! The De Vere Staverton Estate is a four-star hotel with leisure facilities: Less than one hour from Knowle. indoor swimming pool, gym, spa, sauna and pool tables. For the golfers there is a driving range and PGA standard 18-hole golf course. We will be eating in the ‘steam, bake and grill’ restaurant with a wide choice of buffet menus, and enough food for the largest of appetites! Bedrooms are all en-suite with single, double, twin, family and ‘linked’ rooms all available. The bar and reception areas are great places for relaxing and catching up with news from old friends and new ones. You can check out more details on the Staverton Estate website.


Three years ago, we had a great time at Staverton Park, and we plan to make this one even better!!  We will have our own children’s centre in the main hotel building and put on an exciting weekend of group activities.

There will also be plenty on offer to enjoy as a family together and if you are under five there will be a room especially for you to play in with your parents outside of our planned events.

Don’t miss out on a great weekend – persuade your mum, dad or both to come with you – there will be lots for them to enjoy as well!


The relaxed youth area was a highlight for everyone three years ago and we have booked the same area of the hotel for our activities this time.

There will be brilliant youth activities and a really fun and involving time for everyone, all taking place in a pretty smart hotel – with unlimited quantities of great food and tons of time to spend with your friends!

You can’t come to this weekend on your own though, so you will have to persuade your mum or dad to come as well or link in with a friend’s family. Speak to your youth leaders if you need some help arranging this.


Our main speaker is Jonathan Clark – previously the vicar of St George’s in the centre of Leeds. He is currently working at the international Anglican Church in Bangkok and will come to us straight from there inspired by how God is at work both in the UK and around the world. He is an engaging,relevant and real speaker with a breadth of experience and knowledge.

Jonathan is married to Mary, who has been working as a GP in Leeds, she will be joining us for the weekend as well.

We will also be organising some relevant seminars – do give us a suggestion for any topics to cover (on the booking form).

What will happen?

You can check in any time after 2pm and enjoy the facilities from then onwards.

Buffet dinner in the Steam, Bake and Grill restaurant.
First main session – including children’s and youth groups.
Bar, games room and youth centre

Pre-breakfast play area with DVDs
Buffet breakfast
Full supervised programmes for children, youth and adults.
Buffet lunch

 Activities including family games, swimming pool, leisure club outing or free time for golf and local walks.
Late afternoon seminars.

Dinner and ‘all-age social activity
Bar, games room and youth centre

Pre-breakfast play area with DVDs
Buffet breakfast
Children, youth and adult programmes
Church Family Celebration
Buffet lunch

Booking details

How much does it cost?

The price per adult is £140

FAMILY PRICE The price for a family is £325 with two parents, or £190 with one parent. This price includes any number of children between 3 and 17 (they must be all your own!) Under 3’s go free – but must bring mum or dad with them! A deposit of £50 per adult when booking please, with the balance due on December 1st 2017.

Weekend Away 2018 booking form

NB: We do not want funding to be a barrier to anyone coming on the weekend and there is a hospitality fund available. If you would like to discuss assistance from this then please contact Nick Houghton on 07714 694000 or

If you would like to support this fund then please send cheques payable to ‘Knowle PCC’ marked ‘hospitality fund’. This fund has been greatly appreciated for previous weekends away.


Needing more information?

To find out more, please ask the clergy, the youth team, the children’s team, Nick Houghton or Martin Bull.

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