The Annual Festival and Conference has been a great success at High Leigh each May. Parish and Community contributions have been a pivotal reason for this. We have been able to offer a subsidised fee for children, free places for the very young and the elderly and provide for them all an engaging and stimulating programme. Your contributions have also paid for helpers for the children's programme and assistance with bursaries for all requiring financial help.
This newsletter comes to you by way of wishing you all a 'Happy New Year!' and announcing that we are now ready to receive your applications to attend our annual Conference and Festival, which this year takes place from the 26th to the 29th May.
We are from the Teenage Programme from this year’s Conference, and in our workshops, we decided to start a charity effort to raise money to help those far less fortunate than ourselves. In the end, we chose to donate to help the emigrants fleeing their home countries. We want to make a difference to the lives of people who have little or nothing left - and we need the help of everyone to achieve this.
We are very pleased to be able to give you some more information about the Exarchate UK Deanery Conference and Festival for 2017, which is being planned for the 26th to 29th May 2017 at High Leigh Conference Centre, Lord Street, Hoddesdon EN11 8SG.
The costs will be as for this year - £230 for en suite, and £200 for non en suite.
When I was asked to write a brief report on the children's programme, I thought it was going to be very easy. I knew it inside out, so I only needed to list all the activities we did with the children, acknowledge the people involved, and that could have been a “job done”.