URC Holiday Forum 2020

John Bell will lead us looking at what we were told as children about God, the Bible, and heaven, and ask whether it is a good thing to pass on to the next generation or not as well as focusing on some of the big issues growing up today.

Saturday 22nd – Friday 28th August

Why I Come To Forum

Holiday Forum attendees explain why why they love to come back year after year in this video

Holiday Forum 2020 Video

Theme Leader John Bell introduces the theme 'What shall we tell the children?' in this short video

An attendees view of Holiday Forum 2018

So August 2018 saw myself and my 7 year old twins, Ava and Luca, head off to the beautiful Hayes Conference Centre in Swanwick, Derbyshire for our second Holiday Forum. We had never heard of Holiday Forum before 2017 when …

Holiday Forum 2018 Report for the URC

Jesus-shaped Church (Mission and discipleship versus survivalism)

Forum was first conceived in 1948 when the Congregational Church began to make arrangements for its birth so 2018 was a celebratory year.

Summary of the Theme Talks at Holiday Forum 2018

Can you claim to be a Jesus-Shaped Christian?
Do you belong to a Jesus-Shaped Church?
These were the challenges presented to us by Lawrence Moore, lately director of the URC Windermere Centre

Videos of the Theme Talks – Holiday Forum 2018

Day 1  – Christianity in today’s society – the church no longer looks like Jesus
Day 2 – Discipleship & faith in the Gospels – a road trip with Jesus
Day 3 ...

Holiday Forum 2017 Photos

Images taken by the Photography Group at Forum 2017

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Described by some as a ‘unique experience, not to be missed’ Holiday Forum provides the opportunity for those from the URC and other churches to spend a week together in beautiful surroundings in the Derbyshire countryside every year in August.

Forum 2020 will be from Saturday 22nd to Friday 28th August and Church of Scotland minister John L. Bell will be both our theme and worship leader. Very exciting!  More details can be found on the Forum 2020 page on this website.

If you would like to reserve your place for this year you can book via the Booking Form on this website or by emailing bookings@urcholidayforum.org.uk to ask for a form to be sent to you.  If you have already booked, please continue to spread the word to everyone around!