Real Life Men | Weekend Away
20 September, 5:00 pm - 21 September, 1:00 pm£25 – £42
2019 marks the first year of the Real Life Men weekend away!
The weekend represents a unique opportunity to gather the men of all three sites of Life Church.
There is something deeply profound about a group of brothers, leaders, fathers, husbands, sons and followers gathering together with the explicit purpose of adventuring together in the purposes of God.
In September we are joined by dearly beloved friend, Pete Clayton. Pete faithfully served in the Eldership Team at Life Church for a number of years before God clearly called the Clayton clan to Torquay, where Pete now leads a growing church on the English Riviera. Talk about sacrificial service! Pete has blessed so many of us with his leadership, teaching and example and we are genuinely thrilled to welcome him back.
The event takes place between Friday 20th and Saturday 21st of September. You are welcome to arrive anytime from 17.00 (or as soon as you finish work on the Friday) and the event will formally close at Lunchtime on Saturday. I understand that people will be travelling from work so please get to us when you can- we can save food for late comers!
We are meeting and staying in the beautiful and stately Norman Court, a 35 min drive from Southampton. Please refer to the map below for reference
Any man in Life Church over the age of 18. It would really assist us if you could book early for the event!!
We have tried our best to minimise costs for the event and can offer a standard cost of £37 per person. This includes accommodation and food. We don’t want price to prohibitive so do please contact the office is cost is an issue.
Programme of the weekend
20/09 17:00- 18.45 Arrival, orientation, and time to settle in
20/09 18.45- 19.45 BBQ on the field
20/09 19.45- 21.30 Worship and Session 1 with Pete Clayton
20/09 21.30 close of meeting and then free time. Feel free to bring games. There will be bar area set up in one room and a film (Hacksaw Ridge) shown in another room.
21/09 07.30- 08.00 Optional circuit training on the field lead by Dan Stubbles
21/09 08.00 -08.30 Optional prayer meeting
21/09 08.30 -09.30 Full English Breakfast
21/09 09.45 – 12.00 Worship and session 2 with Peter Clayton
21/09 12.00- 13.00 Ploughman’s Lunch, pack down and close of weekend
21/09 13.00- Optional walk with Tim Wright or Optional cycle home (20 miles) with James Tiffen
The event is catered for by Life Church and the meals have been outlined above. If you do have specific dietary requirements please list them on the booking form.
We will be staying in a large bunk house comprising of rooms of 20 people. There are single/ double rooms available for a supplementary fee of £5 although these are limited. For those wishing to join us but are reluctant to stay away, the venue has been chosen partially because it should enable you to come for the meetings but return home to a comfier bed and slightly fresher smelling sleeping environment. For those wishing to join us but not wanting to stay there will be a £25 fee. This covers food and and the a fee Norman court have for day visitors.
What to bring?
Bedding is provided but towels are not. We will provide soft drinks but please bring your own alcohol should you wish to have a drink. Obviously bring clothing/ equipment necessary if you are doing the bike ride/ walk on the Saturday afternoon.
How can I help?
In order that this event runs smoothly we need volunteers in the following areas:
- Set up team and welcome team- A group of 4 or so volunteers that can help put up signage, direct cars to carpark. This team will ideally be able to get to the venue at 16.45
- Catering teams- we are hoping to have three separate teams to do the three separate meals so please do volunteer. You certainly don’t need to be a chef!
- Washing up teams- pretty self explanatory
- Site clearance- a small team responsible for clearing the site
- The site has limited car parking so please think about whether it is practical for you to come in a car with more than one person!
Making Your Payment
Payment can be made by making a bank transfer (preferred) using the details below, giving cash or a cheque to the Welcome Team one Sunday via PayPal (below).
Tickets are inclusive of food and accommodation.
Ticket options are:
- Bunkhouse – £37
- Private Room – 42
- Daytime Only – £25
by Bank Transfer
Sort Code: 40-42-18
Account Number: 82707896
Account Name: Life Church Southampton
Your reference: surname+RLM
Cash or Cheque One Sunday
Please make cheques payable to Life Church Southampton.
If you are paying by cash, please put the exact amount in an envelope clearly labelled with your name, and marked for the RLM weekend away. Your envelope can be given to a member of the Welcome Team or placed in one of the offering buckets.