Wycliffe Centre Easter 2012
CSF Easter Break at the The Wycliffe Centre, High Wycombe, 6 – 9 April 2012
The Wycliffe Centre is the base of Wycliffe Bible Translators. It offered us a high standard of accommodation and good meals. Its location in the Chiltern Hills is quiet and peaceful with a lot of surrounding woodland. It was not difficult to spot red kites in the area from time to time. For some of us it was a chance to visit a new part of the country.
We arrived on Friday afternoon and during that evening and throughout the weekend it was good to renew old friendships and make new ones.
On the Saturday morning we took a walk through woods to a nearby garden centre where we enjoyed hot drinks at the cafe. That afternoon we visited Hughenden Manor, the home of former Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli. It was interesting to learn about its history in Disraeli’s time and about its use by the RAF during the Second World War. In the evening as part of a social we were treated to one of Howard Lowry’s quizzes.
On Sunday morning we celebrated Easter with a service led by Bryan Conway. On Sunday afternoon we enjoyed a walk along the Thames at Marlow. As the walk progressed the path became more difficult for a mobility scooter used by one of our number. This proved to be no problem as there we several of us in the party who were pleased to help. In the evening several members shared their talents to provide an entertaining evening.
Although it rained from time to time during the weekend much of it seemed to fall at night. It was only on the Monday morning when we were prevented from taking a walk. Instead we enjoyed some indoor games.
We are grateful to the CSF leaders for their efforts in preparing and organising this holiday and their attention to detail. We are thankful too to all who helped on the holiday as they were able, leading prayers, Thoughts for the Day and Epilogues and providing practical support and encouragement.
(With many thanks to Mike T. for his excellent report)
CSF group photo by the river Thames at Marlow (Thanks to Patricia D!)
This is Hughenden Manor, home of Benjamin Disraeli, which was visited on the Saturday of the Easter Break. (photo: Mike T.)
Aerial View of Wycliffe Conference Centre