And I say, “Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest” – Psalm 55 v6
A wonderful time was had at Slimbridge on the weekend of the 21-23rd June 2013. 28 of us stayed at Wild Goose Lodge on the edge of the Gloucester Canal. The accommodation was excellent with a mixture of double bedded rooms and bunk beds in dormitories and we even had ensuite showers and toilets! We had evening and morning thoughts based on the topic of Wings (linked to the local Slimbridge Wildfowl Centre). We enjoyed a pleasant walk on Saturday morning which included climbing to a good height to get some fantastic views of the local countryside and the Severn estuary. We organised different activities in the afternoon with some swimming at the local leisure centre, others doing some designer shopping and others taking in local sights. A barbecue was expertly cooked on the Saturday evening. Then on Sunday we enjoyed an exhortation by Peter Ward which led us to the breaking of bread when we remembered the sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ and the coming Kingdom. This was followed by a lovely lunch following which we departed the centre. It was a wonderful weekend of Fellowship.
“And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.” – Acts 2 v42