St Nicholas holds a parish weekend away, on alternate years, at Rydal Hall, Ambleside, the very beautiful retreat centre owned by the diocese of Carlisle. The weekend is planned to include worship, fellowship, lots of fun and laughter and some free time to enjoy the scenic surroundings.

We have been fortunate to have had inspirational leaders to guide us, in programs designed to enable faith enrichment and develop our vision for St Nicholas church and the wider community. Leaders in recent years have included Bishop Geoff Pearson & his wife Jean; Revd Canon Judy Hirst and Bishop Julian Henderson & his wife, Heather.

Approximately 40 adults and 10 children / young people attend. We encourage all ages to come and make special provision for the children, having been fortunate to have the help and expertise of Sue Witts and her husband, Herbie.

The next weekend is planned for Friday 30 August to Sunday 1 September 2019.


Rydal Hall, Ambleside, Cumbria

Friday 30 August to Sunday 1 September 2019

'At Rydal, natural beauty combines with generations of care to make a spectacular setting in which to re-discover realities submerged in the bustle of daily life.' Please join us on our eighth parish weekend at Rydal Hall.

We are very pleased that Rt. Rev Jill Duff, the Bishop of Lancaster is joining us on the Sunday.

We are also excited that Rev. Ann Wood will be with us for the weekend to lead the adults in our morning sessions. Ann will work on the theme 'Christ's mission for the church'.

We are also delighted that Susan Witts (the now retired but former Diocesan Assistant Director of Education, Children's work) and her husband Herbie, are once again joining us to lead the children and young people each morning.

Our 'all age' weekend promises to be great fun and nurture for all.

Everyone is welcome on the weekend

The total cost is £175 per adult with discounted rates for children and young people

There is a notice in the church porch for people to sign

Or consult Cheryl 01772 684037 / 07778 734719 or Sue 01253 794524 / 07957 135749 who will happily provide more details.