Parish Weekend Away

7th to 9th June 2019

Abbot Hall Hotel, Grange-over-Sands

You are invited to join us on our 2019 Parish Weekend Away!

The Purpose

It has been some time since our last weekend away (May 2013!), and we feel as a church it is important to have the opportunity to learn, relax, eat, laugh and share together. You are welcome wherever you are on your Christian journey and there are no age limits!  Enjoy and deepen existing friendships and develop new ones. It will be a time of stimulating teaching, discussion and reflection. You will be free to join in as much or as little as you wish.

The Place

Abbot Hall is situated at the southern end of the Lake District in the hamlet of Kents Bank, near Grange-over-Sands. The house is set in extensive grounds overlooking Morecombe Bay. The Hotel can accommodate up to 95 people in a variety of single, twin, double and family rooms and a small number of lodges – many of which have en-suite facilities. All rooms have wash hand basins and tea making facilities.  There is the added bonus of an indoor heated swimming pool, and the gardens for relaxing in. The hotel provides a warm welcoming atmosphere with plenty of space for socialising or a quiet walk. It is fully catered, thus providing the opportunity to spend quality time together with no practical tasks required.

The Programme

The weekend will be led by Bishop Cyril Ashton, Assistant Bishop in the Liverpool Diocese.  We are planning an exciting interactive programme of teaching and activities for the whole church family to help us know, grow and share in Jesus’ love in Burscough and beyond. More details will follow in due course.

The Practicalities

You will need to make your own transport arrangements to get to and from Abbot Hall, however we will help to facilitate transport for those who don’t have it (please specify on the booking form if this is needed, or if you can offer transport to someone).

All meals are included from Friday evening dinner through to Sunday lunch.

The Price

  Early Booking Offer – up to 28th October 2018 Bookings after 28th October 2018
Non en-suite cost per person En-suite cost per person Non en-suite cost per person En-suite cost per person
Adult £122 £155 £128 £161
0-4 years £0 £0 £0 £0
5-10 years £32 £40 £38 £46
11-15 years £62 £78 £68 £84
16-17 years £92 £117 £98 £123

(we are hoping this is the final price – however there may be a slight increase/decrease depending on final numbers – this will be confirmed prior to final payments)

Reserving a place & payments

To book return the attached form with a £20 deposit per person by Sunday 25th November (Sunday 28th October to take advantage of the early booking).   Spaces will be allocated on a first come basis. 

The final balance will be due by 21st April 2019.

If you prefer you can spread the cost in 4 instalments – 2nd December, 27th January, 10th March and final balance on 21st April 2019.

We don’t want anyone to be put off by the cost. There will be a 'common fund' to help those with large families or small means or both. If you feel you could benefit from the fund please talk to Lesley Millie, or Rev. David Banbury.  If you would like to contribute to the common fund please add your contribution at the time of paying your deposit. This allows us to be able to know what extra funds are available. Any excess in the fund will be used to pay for parish weekend expenses.   Contributions to the Community Fund are eligible for gift aid, so if you are a tax payer please use the Gift Aid envelope from the pews in Church, fill the information in on the front and mark it Parish Weekend Community Fund.

Sign up online at here or return the form available in the Westend along with your deposit to the box in church, to Lesley Millie, or to the parish office by the 21st October 2018 to secure your place!

Contact Information

Please speak to Lesley Millie if you have any queries (telephone 01704 809735/mobile 07773943762 or email

Once your place is confirmed we will update you regularly via email, on the church website and notice sheets with more detail of the weekend.

Click here to book