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Update: Summer Programme 2020

This is the news about Summer 2020 which we have now sent to all guests:

Dear guests,

Well, here is the message we did not want to send! We are sorry to have to inform you that we have no option but to cancel the majority of our Summer Holiday programme for 2020: Refresh, Summit, three International Youth Weeks, four Family Weeks and up to and including our One Parent Family Week ending on 29 August 2020. We don’t think this decision will come as a surprise to you, but we are still very sad that we have to take it. Yet because of the ongoing Covid-19 situation, the uncertainty as to when the UK Government will enable locations like Capernwray to reopen and gatherings to take place, and the social distancing precautions which we expect for some time yet, we know we could not deliver the holiday you booked for and were looking forward to.   

At the moment we are not cancelling Equipped (29 August – 4 September) nor the Men’s Weekend (4 – 6 September) but if we find that we need to cancel those too, we shall make that decision on or before Monday 13 July. If we are able to take new bookings for Equipped and Men’s Weekend, we shall do so after that date.

Your Current Booking

Please be assured that, given the circumstances, we are offering full refunds for all bookings, regardless of whether you took out cancellation cover or not. Your refund will include your deposit and the cancellation premiums. However, if you would like to donate back to Capernwray some or all of the refund due to you, that would be very welcome. You will appreciate that many of our costs continue during closure and we are grateful for any contribution, however small, towards meeting those costs. Of course if instead you prefer a full refund, we completely understand that.  

Please let us know your preference as to refund and/or donation by completing the online form. If you are donating your refund and you are a UK taxpayer, you can also help us by using the same form to make a Gift Aid declaration.

Capernwray is operating on a skeleton staff at present while the majority are furloughed, so please be patient with us while we process your instructions. We regret that it may take several weeks before the money appears back in your bank account or on your card.

If you have booked for Equipped or the Men’s Weekend and know already that you wish to cancel your booking, we are also willing in these unusual circumstances to offer a full refund. You may use the same online form to tell us that.

Your Next Visit to Capernwray

One piece of good news is that Capernwray is still determined to share the good news of Jesus and teach the truth of the Bible as soon as we can. Because that has always been our mission, if we find that we are able to offer guests an opportunity to visit or stay at Capernwray during the Summer, or perhaps in the Autumn, (over weekends or mid-week) we shall do what we can to make that happen. It will not be on the scale of our usual holidays, it may only be for a small number of people, for a short time, perhaps just to rest and reflect. If we are allowed to welcome guests and we can make Capernwray a Covid-19 Secure destination, we shall endeavour to do it and provide more details when we can. 

If you think you might be interested in the possibility of visiting Capernwray later in the year, even though we cannot give any more details yet, you may choose to leave any refund due with us for transfer to a new booking for a short-notice, Covid-compliant visit, should that become possible. If you do not fill in the online form we shall assume that that is what you want to do.

Keep Up To Date With Our News

Further details will be made available on our social media channels: visit our website (where you can sign-up for weekly devotions, news and updates). Our Facebook page, Instagram and YouTube are regularly updated with news, photos and video – we hope you will enjoy keeping up to date with life at Capernwray.

2020 Holidays – You Are My Vision!

Our theme for our 2020 Holiday programme is ‘You Are My Vision (Seeing The Invisible).’ Moses, according to Hebrews 11:27, ‘persevered because he saw him who is invisible.’ Opticians measure ‘20/20 vision’ as perfect.  Most of us don’t yet enjoy that, but we can enjoy looking towards and getting to know the perfect Lord Jesus.  Although we are very sorry not to have everyone visit this summer, we hope you will find time to look towards him. (Hebrews 12:1-3)

Thank you so much for your understanding and support during these difficult times. We have been so incredibly grateful for all the positive messages we have received.

If you booked on behalf of other people, please send this email on to the rest of your group or family!

We are so sorry that we are not able to welcome you to Capernwray as planned. 

God bless you and your family as we head towards a different summer than we all expected.

Dougie Roy

Holiday Programme & Events Manager

This news item was posted on 18 May 2020.

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