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Teaching and Worship

On a Capernwray Christian holiday, God feeds your soul as well as rejuvenating your body.

Every holiday includes at least one inspiring worship and encouraging Bible teaching session each day. There could be breakfast devotions, campfire services, reflective times, seminars or question and answer sessions, depending on the varied and creative programme.

Some holidays, like Equipped, have more than this, for an experience to stretch your mind and heart.

Other breaks keep the study content short and light: ideal if you need a rest from anything too academic, but still want to focus on God in the space and beautiful surroundings.

Bible teachers

Andrew Ollerton

More about Andrew

Andrew is an ordained minister and theologian who has recently developed the Bible Course along with the Bible Society.

Andrew’s website

Sample talk by Andrew

Cristi Murgu

More about Cristi

Cristi is the Lead Pastor of Carnforth Free Methodist Church and a regular teacher at Capernwray Bible School. He is passionate about communication and community, longing to see the local church become a hub of radical discipleship. He loves good coffee, reading books, watching indie movies and listening to music.

Cristi’s website

Debbi Fralick

More about Debbi

Debbie is a Content Editor for Our Daily Bread Ministries, a freelance artist and loves sharing the truth of the Bible.

Derek Burnside

More about Derek

Derek Burnside is the Principal of Capernwray Bible School. He’s married to Penny, is a member of St Cuthbert’s Church in Over Kellet, and when not working enjoys cycling, swimming, squash, tennis, reading, film and theatre.

Sample talk by Derek

Elaine Duncan

More about Elaine

Elaine is the Chief Executive of the Scottish Bible Society. She is enthusiastic about people having a Bible in their own language, helping people understand it and grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ through it. The focus of her work has always been to encourage people to know God better as they interact with his Word.

Elaine’s website

Jemma Wraight

More about Jemma

Jemma is the Outreach Coordinator at Capernwray Bible School. She is married to Matt and they live with their son at Capernwray.

Mark Fyfe

More about Mark

Mark is the Youth Minister of Kirkintilloch Baptist Church in Glasgow-shire. He loves working with young people and has a heart for communicating God’s Word in a relevant way and seeing young people grow in faith. He is married to Sarah and they have two wee rascals Jonah (aged 6) and Elijah (aged 4). When his sons aren’t absorbing his free time, Mark enjoys escaping to the outdoors, especially snowsports in winter.

Michael Cornall

More about Michael

Michael has been the Pastor of Hope Church near Wigan for almost 10 years. He is married to Holly and they have two children, Sophia and Joshua. Michael loves pointing people to Jesus through teaching the Bible. He enjoys most sports and outdoors activities.

Michael’s website

Seidel Abel Boanerges

More about Seidel

Seidel is a Lecturer in Theology at Spurgeon’s College, London. He teaches in the areas of Christian mission, evangelism, apologetics, world religions, preaching and ministerial training.

Seidel’s website

Tony Bower

More about Tony

Tony Bower is the Executive Officer for York Schools and Youth Trust. Working in Christian schools ministry for over twenty years and a published author. Tony is married to Claire and they have one son, Joseph. He loves sports and has a great imagination in which Barnsley are in the Premiership.

Some of our Bible teachers and speakers have national or international teaching ministries. All have a passion for communicating the gospel and spreading the love of Jesus Christ.

We aim to tailor our teaching to suit those who come, covering a variety of topics and Bible books. We deal with practical issues that are relevant to life in today’s world, and hope to help you to live as a productive and effective Christian, whatever your age or circumstances.

The speakers and topics vary; see each holiday’s detail page for more.

What if I’m not a Christian?

You’re most welcome! 

We do expect all our guests to attend the meetings during their holiday. You don’t have to believe everything you hear — we just ask you to come with an open mind.

If you have questions about our faith, we’ll be very happy to discuss them with you during your stay, or you can ask us by email…

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