Capernwray Holidays 2016 – ‘At the Heart’

We are so excited about our 2016 holiday programme that is going to start this Saturday. We have ten weeks ahead of us with holidays for all ages and the first one up is Refresh. This is a holiday for adults only and we still have places left, so get booking now if you want to come and join us. That goes for all our other holidays (except family weeks 2, 3 and 4 that are now fully booked) which you can view on our main holidays page. We are also really excited about our teaching theme for this year which we have entitled ‘At the Heart’. Here are a few words from Dougie Roy our Holidays Director about the theme and how it links into what we do at Capernwray.

Do You Realise Where We Are!?

Capernwray Hall is 433 miles from John o’Groats and 412 miles from Land’s End. We are (almost!) AT THE HEART OF THE UK!!

Whatever is ‘at the heart’ usually affects all that is around – we hope that for what goes on here at Capernwray!

Our Bible School course and our various all age holiday options are designed and offered to bring people together and to give time to learn what the bible says about OUR heart – and also even more importantly (believe it or not) what it says about God’s own heart!

As human’s are we born with a ‘God Shaped Hole’ in our lives? That theory is not Capernwray’s idea, or some new fad of religion, the thought has been around for years…

The Man from Hippo

Back in 398AD St. Augustine of Hippo who wrote, ‘You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you.’ He became known as ‘a saint’ – but he wasn’t always one! St. Augustine was a very rebellious man who took a long time to come around to Christianity before becoming a Doctor of the Church.

It added up for The Maths Man in 1670

“What else does this craving, and this helplessness, proclaim but that there was once in man a true happiness, of which all that now remains is the empty print and trace? This he tries in vain to fill with everything around him, seeking in things that are not there the help he cannot find in those that are, though none can help, since this infinite abyss can be filled only with an infinite and immutable object; in other words by God himself.” Blaise Pascal, Pensées VII(425)

Have A Read For Yourself…

Acts 17:22-27 A man called Paul put it well…

John 7:37&38 Jesus said He was here to fill the ‘emptiness of our hearts’

At The Heart of Capernwray… is a fundamental belief that we can all be complete with Christ. We hope that you can come along this Summer and explore this crucial aspect of being a Christian with us.

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