Men’s Weekend -
This was once again held at Kilnsey, in November, this time under the leadership of Rod Whiteley.
On Friday evening of the 18th, everyone arrived in time for the usual jacket potato supper with very enjoyable fillings prepared with affection by Steve and Alan. The evening took the form of a welcome and an explanation from Rod of what he had prepared for us in the weekend’s programme. His theme for this was ‘DO’
On Saturday following a hearty breakfast, including toast being rather well cooked
by our toastmaster Harold N, we again joined together in thought provoking sessions
with Rod using his visual aids -
Following a packed lunch an enthusiastic team of walkers took up the offer from Rod
to join him in his organised walk for a circular walk. This was alongside the river
Wharfe from Hubberholme to Yockenthwaite and back. As usual in the Yorkshire Dales,
there was quite a steep climb to undertake. However, even though a little out of
breath at the top after a few stops (to look at the scenery!!) it was worth it for
the magnificent panoramic breathtaking views. The weather, even though cold, was
Everyone then joined together back at the Centre for a ‘cuppa’ and either watched
TV, played pool, had a little snooze or exchanged thoughts and experiences of the
afternoon. This was followed by an excellent evening meal at the local Tennants Arms
in the shadow of the famous Kilnsey Crag. Upon returning to the centre, everyone
relaxed in various ways -
Our special Sunday Service had everyone taking part in some way or other. The theme for this was – GOD & ME and PASSING GOD’S GIFTS. This was perhaps the highlight of the whole weekend for some of the group as we shared our thoughts openly with each other – courage, joy, peace, strength, friendship, to name just a few. The fellowship and friendship of the weekend was present for all to experience.
Following a light lunch (yes, again more tea, coffee and food) everyone departed to return to their own homes and family.
Photographs and journal by Keith Webster
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