Church Weekend Away 2020

As you probably anticipated the Church family weekend away has been cancelled. The conference centre has communicated with us and in due course will be returning our deposit.

There are three options proposed:

  • Option 1: Ask for your money back. We will make a note of this and will contact you to make arrangements in due course.
  • Option 2: Gift your money to the NCT. We will make a note of this and the money will be used for Gospel work.
  • Option 3: Do some of option 1 and some of option 2.

Please contact either Stephen and Amy Silva (SJN) or Martin and Isobel Brown (Riverside) to let them know of your intentions. Although this is disappointing we are already looking to what might be done once we are able to gather together.


We are organising a weekend away together as a church family. This is a great opportunity to have fun, to learn together and grow as Christians.


When: 22nd - 24th May 2020

Where: The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire DE55 1AU.

The Hayes is a popular Christian Conference Centre set in 100 acres of award-winning gardens and grounds in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside. The site includes a play area for children, a Clubhouse and facilities for sports and fitness. The venue is wheelchair and walker-friendly. It does not allow dogs, except for assistance dogs. You can find out more on the Centre's website.


The cost includes accommodation and all meals from Friday evening to Sunday lunchtime. (Special diets can be catered for - please notify the Co-ordinators when booking.)

Adults - £150

Children (6-16) - £75

Under 6s - Free

Deposits: payments of £45 for adults and £25 for each child (6-16) are due by Sunday 16th June 2019. The balance is due by 22nd April 2020 and can be paid in instalments.

Please give cash or cheques (payable to St John Newland PCC) to the Co-ordinators, or you can pay online using the following details:

Ref: Surname 2020
St John Newland PCC
Sort code 40-25-19
Account 51443275

Getting there

Either take your own car, sign up for a lift or we are organising a coach for those who prefer not to travel by car. The coach will cost £20 per person. It will be easy access and able to accommodate wheelchairs.

To book your place

The weekend is fully booked, but we are hoping to open up more places soon. Please contact the co-ordinators to register your interest.

The Co-ordinators

For all enquiries, bookings and payments, please contact:

St John's:

Riverside & St Faith’s:

Teaching, fellowship and fun for the whole church family 22nd- 24th May 2020