For nearly 70 years Catholic People’s Weeks (CPW) have provided 'holidays with a difference', with plenty of food for thought, exploring faith, and time for recreation. Some events are for people of all ages - families with children, as well as people (of any age) without children. Others are for those aged 18 and over. All events - whether weekend, long weekend or week-long - offer engaging talks and activities, prayer and socialising, and liturgy in a community setting.
In 2013, CPW offers nine events, varying between two and seven days, on a range of themes. You can consider the nature of God, get closer to the prophetic voices of the Old Testament, or learn about the spirituality of the early Christians of the Middle East. Or you can engage with ideas and action on social justice, or how we should envisage and renew our lives at home.
There are two new centres in 2013. One is at Elim in Malvern, a really well appointed centre in beautiful countryside. Belsey Bridge in East Anglia has 20 acres of grounds. Both centres have heated outdoor pools and a reputation for excellent food.
The winter weekends will return to the familiar and very popular settings of Boars Hill, Oxford and Hyning in Lancashire. Hyning is also booked for June. Downside School in Somerset, which has its own pool and extensive grounds, is on the summer schedule, along with the lovely Noddfa centre in Penmaenmawr, North Wales. The autumn reunion weekend, including the annual Dora Turbin Lecture, will be at Boars Hill.
CPW is very good value for money - prices include food, accommodation, childcare, the centre facilities and the educational programme - but a Friendship Fund is there to help those who would otherwise not be able to afford to come.
There is a 5% discount on all bookings for summer events received by the end of February.
Details can be found at www.catholicpeoplesweeks.org.uk.
Full brochure at www.catholicpeoplesweeks.org.uk/shared/CPW%20Brochure%202013.pdf
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