Living God's Love Values - Generosity, Joy, Imagination and Courage
Living God's Love Values - Generosity, Joy, Imagination and Courage

The Residential Experience

Can we Res it? Yes we can!

If you’re planning a residential the following guides may be of interest to you:

Organising Residential Events for Children and Young People, downloadable pdf by the Methodist Children & Youth.

Residential Guide, web-based resources by Youth Work Resource.

Activity, Conference & Retreat Centres

Within the Diocese:

Chellington Centre – a 12th Century church transformed into a stunning centre, with amazing views across the Great Ouse valley.

Felden Lodge – a conference and training centre located in Hemel Hempstead, also home to the Boys’ Brigade National UK & Ireland headquarters.

Hertfordshire Scout Activity centres – check out the full range of activities and sites!

High Leigh – conference centre with a relaxed environment within 40 acres of lawns, parkland and woodland in Hoddesdon.

Kempston Outdoor Centre – a full range of challenging and exciting outdoor education and adventure activities in Bedford.

Turvey Abbey – a Benedictine Abbey just outside Bedford, which holds retreats and day visits, courses and more.

Further afield:

Buckden Towers – based at St Neots, near Cambridge, the Claret Centre at Buckden Towers offers a range of facilities and services for the use of individuals and groups.

Fellowship Afloat Charitable Trust – exciting outdoor adventure activities for young people at Tollesbury, on the UK Essex coast.

Gilwell Park Scout Activity Centre – on the edge of Epping Forest, 108 acres of beautiful woodland, amazing activities, lodges and camping.

Restore Hope, Latimer Park – a 360 acre country estate in the Chess valley (Buckinghamshire).




This is just a selection – you may like to check out CCI’s venue finding service for Christian camps, holidays and conference centres.

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