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Sat 27 June – Sat 4 July 2020

Start your summer with a holiday that is packed full of inspiring Bible teaching and fun activities.

Refresh is a fantastic opportunity for adults of all ages to be refreshed both physically and spiritually. Come and meet new friends and spend time in a wonderful location.

The main Refresh holiday includes three day trips. Alternatively you can choose from one of the activity streams listed below.

Low Level Walks led by Ian Ellershaw

Fresh air and footpaths. Cairns and coffee shops. Enjoy low level walks, ending up in a tea shop. Please bring your own walking boots, wind/water proof clothing, hat, gloves, backpack, water bottle and physical fitness!

Intermediate Guitar Course led by Simon Nelson

This course is designed to take your guitar skills to a level that should see you able to play in a worship setting at church. You will be instructed by Simon Nelson, an accomplished guitar player and worship leader.

Song Writing Course led by Simon Nelson

This is a very hands-on, practical way of getting yourself started with songwriting including melody, chord structure and forms. You will be led by a professional musician who has experience of writing his own songs.

Motorbikes led by Paul Tordoff

We are in an ideal location to enjoy some great rides out in the Lakes, the Dales and our own Lancashire countryside. Open to riders and owners of 125cc bikes and over, bring your own bike and fuel allowance.

My Art led by Rachel Cousins

Develop your artistic skills using paint and other mediums. Explore the house and grounds of Capernwray to find interesting things to draw or paint together. Bring your own art materials if you want – but we will have a selection available for you.

Road Cycling led by Ray Cousins

There are some wonderful guided bike rides available in the amazing countryside that surrounds Capernwray. We will take three or four rides out, depending on how far you want to explore. Bring along your own bike and riding gear.


Enjoy some much needed peace and quiet in our beautiful gardens, sheltered courtyard and comfortable lounges. Wander through our estate as leisurely as you like. With other guests busy off site, you have time to relax in a big way.

Bible teacher

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Simon Ladd

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A typical day

8.30 Breakfast 
9.30 Morning Bible Teaching 
11.00 Head out for your chosen stream or relax at The Hall 
13.00 Lunch or Packed Lunch 
14.00 For those on ‘non activity Refresh’, relax at Capernwray 
18.30 Evening Meal 
20.00 Evening Bible Teaching 
21.15 Beehive Coffee Shop open and late night activity 


Teaching from 2019

Exciting, fulfilling, inspiring! This holiday really could not be any better we will definitely be back again

The atmosphere here was excellent and the different activity options creates a good range of people and personalities

A wonderful week, great food, spot-on teaching, lovely to meet such nice people, great to go home refreshed, inspired and more on fire for God.

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