Report on Virtual Forum 2020

Whilst Holiday Forum is historically a week-long, annual retreat focussing on fellowship and reflections on faith this year we celebrated its 25th birthday online. Around 100 people met virtually over a weekend in August, hearing from speakers based in the … Continue reading

Why I Come To Forum

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

Although we had to cancel our in-person conference in 2020 due to Covid-19, we did enjoy a virtual Holiday Forum over zoom and you can read a brief report on it here.

We are currently working on the plans for Forum 2021, and you will be able to find out more details on this website when they are available.

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