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The Windsor Gathering 2024 – Center Parcs

The Windsor Gathering 2024 – Center Parcs
  • About
  • Location
  • FAQs
  • Programme

Travel

Center Parcs, Woburn Forest

If you’re using a sat nav to get to Woburn Forest, the address you need is: Woburn Forest, Bedford, MK45 2HZ.

London St Pancras to Flitwick by rail

You can enjoy ten percent discount off these approx. 50-minute train journeys, with Centre Parcs’ partner, Govia Thameslink Railway. Book your train ticket here.

Venues

FAQs

When does it start?

Our time together will begin at 12pm on Wednesday 17th January and finish at 12.30pm Friday 19th. Programme for our time together will follow in the next couple of months.

Can I bring my partner?

This is an invite only event with limited spaces, with specific criteria for those invited. If you'd like to bring your partner please email us before booking their ticket.

How much does it cost?

The cost of this unique (subsidized) gathering will be £260 per head. We’ve paid a large deposit and would therefore appreciate a rapid response of £260 to secure your place. We hope you can draw this out of your church/ministry budgets but if for any reason money is going to be a problem please do let us know and we’ll see if we can help. The main thing is that we want you at the heart of this moment and context.

What's included?

Included in your ticket is breakfast, dinner, accommodation and bike hire. We are encouraging everyone to make arrangements for lunch with others attending the event.

Can I take part in the Center Parcs activities?

Included in the cost of your ticket is access to the Subtropical Swimming Paradise and bike hire (so bring your costumes). If you'd like to do any other activities on site you'll need to book these separately.

I can't stay for the whole time is that a problem?

Due to the nature of this event all guest are encouraged to be present for the whole event. If you need to arrive late or leave early please let us know before booking your ticket.

I've got questions - who do I contact?

Please get in touch with events@24-7prayer.com

Center Parcs Bike Safety

You'll spot numerous dedicated areas around our village where you can lock your cycle away safely whilst you explore the forest. Please make use of these, as abandoned cycles may be recovered and taken back home to the Cycle Centre. Information •We recommend that you wear a helmet at all times. Don't have your own? We have them available for you to hire • In our forest setting, the ground can become wet and icy. Please allow longer braking distances in these conditions and always use both brakes together • We recommend with our Premium and Electric Cycles that you familiarise yourself with the brakes, as they are more powerful than other cycles. Please also ensure with these models that they are locked by at least one wheel and the frame when leaving them in designated areas •Take extra caution when using our Electric Cycles as they can be more difficult to control due to the extra weight • Take extra care to watch out for your little ones as they cycle around the village. Babies under 6 months old should not be put into the cycle trailers •The trailers are safely set up ready for your use. Please do not tamper with these or any child seats fixed onto your cycle. If you are using a trailer with an Electric Cycle, do not exceed 10mph •Whilst our pathways are very well lit, please use your lights when it is dark so you are visible to other guests • For your safety, and that of other guests, keep to the left around the village and avoid cycling on roads adjacent to the Arrivals Area.

Programme

Day 1

Wednesday

17 January

Day 2

Thursday

18 January

Day 3

Friday

19 January

Wednesday

11am

Guest arrival

Center Parcs Woburn

  1. Please park in Row G and take your luggage to the team where it will be labelled. Please note you will be unable to leave laptop bags, food bags or any open bags.
  2. Your luggage will be in your lodge/room by 16:00 when you receive the keys.
  3. Feel free to explore the site, please make your way to The Venue for 12:30.
12:30

Lunch (Provided)

The Venue

Lunch will be provided. Please arrive promptly.

14:00 - 15:15

Session One

The Venue

15:15 - 17:00

Free time - check into lodges 16:00

17:00-18:30

Session Two

The Venue

18:30 - 20:00

Dinner

The Venue

20:00-22:00

Session Three

The Venue

22:00

Social Time

Thursday

08:30 - 09:15

Breakfast

The Venue

09:30-10:00

Morning Devotional

The Venue

10:00-11:00

Session 4

11:00-11:30

Break

11:30-13:30

Session 5

The Venue

13:30-18:00

Lunch (Not provided) and Free time

18:00-20:30

Gala Dinner

The Venue

20:30-22:00

Session 6

The Venue

22:00-00:00

Social time

Friday

08:00

Check out (by 10am)

We’d recommend collecting your car, loading and returning to the carpark before coming for Breakfast.

09:00-09:30

Breakfast

The Venue

09:30-10:00

Devotional

The Venue

10:00-11:00

Session Eight

The Venue

11:00-12:00

Session 8

The Venue

12:00-12:30

Communion and Close

About

You may be aware that for the last 10 years Pete Greig and Ken Costa have convened a group of senior national leaders who met at first in St George’s House in Windsor Castle and subsequently at another Royal property in Windsor Great Park. The purpose of the gathering is to gather Christian leaders across the streams to grapple with some of the key areas being faced not only in the church but in society as a whole, whilst listening to God for the nation and building deeper friendships.

This is an invitation only event. Our key objective is to strengthen the relational ties that could exist between various leaders who all suffer from severe time constraints. In 2024 we are moving the Windsor Gathering to Center Parcs in Woburn Forest which offers better space for informal recreation as well as meeting together.

Each time we gather we welcome world-class input from trusted leaders.  In 2023 N.T. Wright joined us and in the past we have heard from Desmond Tutu, Rick Warren, The Archbishop of Canterbury and Andy Stanley.

We are absolutely delighted to confirm that Rick Warren will be with us in person at the Windsor Gathering next year. As we are sure you know Rick is a true Elder Statesman in the body of Christ globally, and has recently paid a great price, being kicked out of his own denomination, for taking a strong stand having changed his views in favour of women in leadership. This will be a rare opportunity to spend time in a private, exclusive context with one of the most remarkable leaders in the church, and if you know Rick you’ll be aware that he will be entirely happy to talk about all the difficult things we are currently facing with unusual insight and a global perspective.

We will also be joined by Jim Laffoon from North Carolina where he leads a large multicultural church. Jim is an internationally respected prophet with the Every Nation family of churches which works in more than 80 countries. He and his wife Cathy were at Wildfires this year and their ministry, public and (especially) private, had a profound impact on thousands.  

We cannot think of a time when leaders have been under more pressure than you are now. Simply put, the issues are that much more complicated and the burn out rate deeply troubling. We therefore hope that you will be able to join us in order that we might learn from each other and laugh together!  

Ticket options

Refunds

You have a period of 14 (fourteen) working days in which you may cancel your booking, starting from the day after the day you receive the email acknowledgement of event tickets. Working days means that Saturdays, Sundays or public holidays are not included in this period. Email events@24-7prayer.com

The Windsor Gathering 2024 – Center Parcs

Wednesday 17 - Friday 19 January 2024
Center Parcs Woburn Forest

Donation

£