The City Weekend

2-4 March 2018

City Weekend

The City Weekend aims to equip us to serve God at work and at home through excellent Bible teaching. It is also a weekend away from the busyness of London and a chance to relax and enjoy the surrounding countryside. Go here for a promo video.

What people are saying...

‘Great food and lots of it!'

'I really enjoyed dissecting the word and how the weekend built upon itself as the sessions went on'

'Really appreciate having quiet personal time to study, with no pressure to talk to other people. Also enjoyed mixing this up with the discussion groups.'

'The formal dinner was again another lovely treat.'

'I am very much in favour of making an effort to make Saturday night "special"- that was a real highlight this time.'

'For my eldest [daughter], who is seven, the children's teaching is one of the highlights for me, she was clear on her memory verse and was able to talk clearly through what she had been taught which means the team must have created an enjoyable environment for learning. She also enjoyed the games and getting to see old friends and make new ones.'

'The teaching was really helpful. I loved getting stuck into 2 Peter and really growing in confidence that God has delivered on all his past promises so we can be completely assure of his future promises and because of this it can really confidently shape our Christian living in the present. It was also a huge encouragement to see that God has equipped us with what we need to do to enable us to live effectively as Christians in the present. Now comes the challenge to work at it!!'

'The personal study sessions with my wife are like gold dust. It is so rare to listen to a talk together and then be able to have the time afterwards to discuss, reflect, pray though it and work out what it means for us as a couple and a family to respond to what God has shown us. This is then further cemented by being able to share and pick up on what others have made of the talks and how it is impacted them during the discussion groups. This is a really great format to enable everyone to really nail down and understand what has been taught.'

'I was very happy that my grandsons had such a positive experience of their first involvement with St Helen's, they are definitely keen to come again.'

'Thank you to all those who helped organise such a spiritually refreshing weekend - By God's grace, I'm ready to advance.'

'Thanks very much for organising this, it was a super weekend! Real blessing to hang out with brothers and sisters, and be strengthened.'

'Loved the rounders and football and games after dinner in the bar'

'Excellent teaching sessions. Wish there was more time.'

'[the speaker] was AWESOME. We now feel fired-up to spend time with our family and friends to talk about the Word of God.'

‘Outstanding teaching … exceeded expectations: my son wants to come on the summer school already.’

‘As it was the first time we had been to an event like this as a family, we were all slightly nervous before arriving, but everyone soon put us at ease, and we were able to relax, learn and enjoy ourselves.’

We always have a mix of people connected with the City – singles, married, a range of ages, etc. While the adults meet during the morning, the children and teenagers are looked after and given first-class Bible teaching by the St Helen's youth and children's ministry team.


This year we are at De Vere Theobalds Estate, set in 55 acres of Hertfordshire countryside. Go here for more,

Speaker and Topic

This year we are delighted to be joined by Marcus Nodder, senior pastor at St Peter's Barge, Canary Wharf. Marcus will be teaching us about the Holy Spirt, about whose work there is much controversy and confusion about the work of the Holy Spirit. Sometimes you get the impression that you have to choose between being a Spirit Christian or a Word Christian. The aim of this weekend is to clear away some of the fog.

Weekend Schedule

Friday – arrival from five o'clock; evening meal available from 6:30 – 9pm; short orientation meeting at 9:15; evening patrol of children's rooms from 6:45 – 10pm

Saturday morning – whole-group teaching, personal reflection time and small group discussion (with ample coffee breaks); full children's and youth programme

Saturday afternoon – free time with optional excursions and activities

Saturday evening – dinner and children's programme/childcare

Sunday morning – as Saturday morning

Sunday afternoon – Sunday lunch and depart


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Adults and 13 and overs: £130

5-12: £80

2-4: £30

Under 2: free

Day rate: £60, including evening meal

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