The last weekend in September saw Christ Church East Greenwich have its first Weekend Away together at Pilgrim Hall in East Sussex. A group of nearly 100 people from the congregation joined the weekend ranging in age from nine weeks to 92 years and reflecting the wide diversity of our church family.
The theme was ‘Journeying Together’ and we were led through the book of Philippians by our guest speaker, the Revd. Laurence Gamlen. We had some excellent small group discussions and everyone enjoyed getting to know one another and getting to know Christ more deeply.
During free time on the Saturday afternoon, there was lots of fun in the outdoor swimming pool, on the tennis court, playing croquet and going on country walks. The twelve acres of grounds were a real treat for an inner urban congregation to enjoy.
Christ Church’s Got Talent was a marvellous Saturday evening of entertainment. Everyone laughed and cried in equal measure from our assistant priest doing a stand up act as Donald Trump, through sketches, poems, songs including an extraordinary singing performance from one of our twelve year old girls and the oldest member of our congregation singing, “You’re never too old to fall in love”.
The weekend culminated in our late Sunday morning worship service of Holy Communion where the small groups participated by sharing reflections on our journey together of growth in knowledge and love.