Southwold 2017

  • Date: 29 July – 12 August 2017
  • Event Age Range: 0 to 18s and adults
  • Accommodation: Camping (tents provided)
  • Volunteer Cost: £80 for one week; £150 for two weeks (students pay £120)

Southwold, a picturesque seaside town on the Suffolk Heritage Coast, boasts a working lighthouse, an award-winning pier and a busy harbour. But it’s also home to a summer mission to holiday makers and local people that year after year presents practical, accessible Christianity in many attractive ways. The programme makes the most of both traditional and alternative outreach activities.

Summer Missions

These include open air beach services, sunrise beach hut Bible studies, games, singing, toddler mornings, afternoon activities, a barn dance, quiz evenings, evening youth events, ‘dads and lads’ nights and ‘pamper evenings’ for mums and daughters and a noticeable level of silliness! Central to each day is the Family Group Bible teaching time.

The mission has strong relationships with the local community and churches, and the work of building connections continues throughout the year.

 The team are a lively bunch, drawn from all age groups, including a number of young families who camp together. Many return year after year. Team members are encouraged to take up training as family group leaders and can also serve as cooks, outreach workers or carers for younger children.