Leaders  weekend away planning centre
  • Aug 30


    Sep 1


Christ Church London Leadership Retreat 2018

  • Aug 30


    Sep 1


Last year's Leadership Retreat (Leader's Weekend Away) was the highlight of 2017 for us and we're expecting another great time this year of teaching, training, ministry and time out to be with each other.

We had a lot of feedback last year for a bit less free time and more content, which we are building into this year's retreat.

We're also really excited to let you know that Debby Wright has agreed to come and speak. Debby & her husband John head up the Vineyard UK network of churches.

Please note, if finances present a challenge to you attending then please speak to Faith at faith@christchurchlondon.org and we can work out a payment plan!

Practical details for the weekend

Dates: Evening (8pm) of Thursday, 30 August until early afternoon on Saturday, 1 Sept (Check-In is any time after 3pm and dinner will be available from 5.30pm for children and 7pm for everyone else)

Venue: Wokefield Estate, Goodboys Lane, Reading RG7 3AE


  • Individual Room (single occupancy) £220 per person
  • 2 Adults Sharing (double occupancy) £110 per person* (NB: The reason an individual room is so much more expensive than a double, is we want to encourage people to share a room together so we can squeeze in more people - but we promise if you're not a couple and are sharing with someone else, you'll get a single bed each!! If you don't have anyone to share with, let us know and we'll find someone (of the same gender!) to bring the cost down for you. Do get in touch if you've got any questions about this).
  • Children's Volunteer £100 or £90 per person**
  • Children 6-13 £40 per child
  • Children 5 and under (sharing parents’ room) Free

*Please indicate who you would prefer to room with on the booking form. Please Note - We cannot 100% guarantee that specific person (unless you're married) but we will room you with a person of the same sex!

*We are offering a special discounted rate for those who are DBS
checked and would be willing to serve the families by helping out in
Creche during one (£10 off the ticket price) or two sessions (£20 off the ticket price). Please note that this discount is based on double occupancy!


For the first time in ChristChurch London Leader's Weekend Away history, payment will be taken through this Registrations system!

Other Information

  • All meals are included. Hooray!
  • Travel is unfortunately not included in the price. It’s a really easy train journey and is less than an hour’s drive from central London. You will then need to get a taxi from the station to Wokefield Estate. (It's best to book these in advance). If you change at Reading and get a connecting 10-minute train to Mortimer, the taxi journey’s only £5 as opposed to £25. And if people are going after work it might be cheaper to go from Waterloo via Basingstoke.
  • Programme details will be available closer to the time
  • For Families:
    • Please make sure to register EVERY person coming with you, including small babies!
    • We are offering a discount for anyone who is DBS checked and would be willing to serve in the Creche for one or two sessions. By doing this, we are hoping to be able to release parents to take part in the sessions.
    • The venue is able to provide a few cots for children.
    • All bedrooms have a bath except the disabled rooms.
    • They don't provide bottle warmers but they are happy for us to bring our own. For health and safety reasons, we have to ask the chef for anything else that might need heating up.
    • Food will be buffet style like last year. Breakfast is available from 7am and lunch should be available from 12noon. They are also opening dinner up early for us at 5.30pm each evening, just for the children. They will provide a children's menu.

More details will be made available nearer the time. For any queries please email Faith@christchurchlondon.org

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Attendee Types

  • £110 – Double Occupancy 64 remaining
  • £220 – Single Occupancy 7 remaining
  • £100 – Creche Volunteer (1 Session) 2 remaining
  • £90 – Creche Volunteer (2 Sessions) 6 remaining
  • £40 – Children 6-18 5 remaining
  • £0 – Under 5's 7 remaining
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