Welcome to the CPW web site.
For nearly 70 years CPW has been providing "holidays with a difference". But in CPW you'll find more than a holiday - you'll find food for thought, faith and friends.
Some of our events are for people of all ages - families with children, as well as people (of any age) without children. Others are for those aged 18 and over. All our events - whether weekend, long weekend or week-long - offer engaging talks and activities, prayer and socialising, in a community setting.
In 2013, we are holding nine events, varying between 2 and 7 days, on a range of themes. You can consider the nature of God, get closer to the prophetic voices of the Old Testament, or learn about the spirituality of the early Christians of the Middle East. Or you can engage with ideas and action on social justice, or how we should envisage and renew our lives at home.
We have two new centres in 2013. In response to members' requests, we are reinstating the Easter week, at Elim in Malvern. This is a really well appointed centre in beautiful countryside. Belsey Bridge in East Anglia has 20 acres of grounds. Both centres have heated outdoor pools and a reputation for excellent food.
The winter weekends will return to the familiar and very popular settings of Boars Hill, Oxford and Hyning in Lancashire, and we will be welcomed at Hyning again in June.
We will also be making a return visit to Downside School in Somerset, which has its own pool and extensive grounds, and will be back at the lovely Noddfa centre in Penmaenmawr, North Wales. Our autumn reunion weekend, including the annual Dora Turbin Lecture, will be at Boars Hill.
You will find details of all 2013 events on this page, and a printable booking form here; feel free to photocopy the booking form if you wish. These web pages contain all that is contained in the printed brochure, but if you would like to receive printed copies of the brochure – for friends, family or other parishioners – ring or e-mail the Secretary (contact details on this page). Alternatively, you can download a complete copy of the brochure here (though it is not formatted for printing as a booklet). Also, if you want copies of the A4 Poster advertising CPW for your parish or elsewhere, you can download a copy here, or you can request printed copies from the Secretary. CPW is very good value for money - our prices include food, accommodation, childcare, the centre facilities and the educational programme - but we understand that times are hard, and our Friendship Fund is there to help those who would otherwise not be able to afford to come (details on this page).
We do hope you will join us this year. We can assure you of a warm welcome, and look forward to meeting you. Feel free to contact any of the people mentioned in the brochure. They will be happy to explain more fully what CPW is about.
Some of our events book up very quickly, so don't leave it too late to get in touch. And there's another incentive for booking early - a 5% discount on all bookings for summer events received by the end of February.