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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.

You can purchase audio recordings of our Bible teaching sessions here. We have an extensive catalogue that features many past and present Bible teachers including Derek Burnside, Rob Whittaker and Sue Gilmore

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

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

Dougie Roy

More about Dougie

Dougie came to Capernwray as a teenager during holiday weeks as well as a Bible School student. He is currently our Holidays and Events Manager. Dougie loves teaching the Bible and reminding people of the simple truths of God’s word.

Rob Whittaker

More about Rob

Rob has been at Capernwray for many years and previously served as our Principal. He is an internationally renowned speaker, bringing a wealth of experience to his role. Rob has some amazing teaching series, a particular highlight being Getting the King out of the Boy and The Transforming Friendship.

Sample talk by Rob

Sue Gilmore

More about Sue

Sue is a retired member of our Bible School team and is a regular teacher on our holiday programmes. One of the many things Sue loves to do is drink tea with a good friend at a favourite tea shop or drink tea alone but with a good book. Books are her friends too!

Tony Brown

More about Tony

Formerly a Pastor, Tony is now an itinerant evangelist to those caught in New Religious Movements. As a former JW, he is keen to help Christians share the truth in love with those trapped in falsehood. Tony and his wife Cath, live in Bradford and together they have three children.

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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