Autumn Study Week 2019

Module: ”The Deliverance of Israel ~ Judges & Ruth” (OLD04b)

“Continuing one of the most exciting episodes of Israel’s history, from the time of Joshua to that of Samuel. This module examines the books of Judges and Ruth in the contexts of the history of Israel and of God’s purpose for the whole of mankind, considering also the relevance of its message in light of contemporary events and culture.”

Dates: 4th to 8th November 2019

Version 2This is a Study Week during which we will be offering our Module: “The Deliverance of Israel ~ Judges & Ruth” (OLD04b). This will be the third event of its kind that we have organised and, following the success of our previous residential weeks, we are very excited about the possibilities it offers. The event will begin with an evening meal on Monday and conclude on Friday morning. Classes will be held all day on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

The Study Week will be run along similar lines to our Study Weekends, inasmuch as we plan for an intensive study event, but being a residential event allows much more flexibility and opportunities for learning and spending time with one another.

If couples wish to come along but only one attend the classes, this will be fine. We do ask that all who enrol for the Module attend all the sessions as would be expected on a residential programme.

Though this is not a ‘Family’ event and falls within regular school term time, you are welcome to bring along young children, but you will need to entertain them separately during class times as no special provision is being made for them. Children under 5 years old are FREE (that is, they will not be charged!).

The event is open to all who wish to engage themselves in some serious Bible study, and may be of particular interest to those already teaching within their local assemblies.

As for the cost .. it is just £150 per person for the four nights including full board.

Location, accommodation and other details

Bassenfell Manor is located at the north east end of Bassenthwaite Lake in the Lake District. Directions can be found here.

If you will be travelling by train, we can arrange to collect you from Penrith railway station.

DSC_0815Bassenfell Manor was built in 1842 by William Rathbone VI as a country residence for the Rathbone family. They were were devout Quakers, William Rathbone being a very close friend of Florence Nightingale. Basil Rathbone the actor (famous for his portrayal as Sherlock Holmes) was connected with Bassenfell and he probably spent some holidays at the manor, but never actually lived there (at least not on a permanent basis).

There are large meeting rooms and dining room on the ground floor. Sleeping accommodation is on the first and second floors in rooms sleeping from 2 to 5 people. Most rooms are ensuite, but those which are not have their own private bath/shower rooms. If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact us before making a booking.

Teachers: Patrick Boyns, John Griffiths, Jack Paton, and Steve Whitehead

To download the Study Week Syllabus please click here.

To download a poster for this event, please click here.

Programme (provisional) – 4th - 8th November 2019

Monday:

17.00 – Arrivals
19.00 – Tea/dinner
20.00 – Introductions
22.00 – Goodnight

Tuesday – Thursday:

07.30 – Morning devotions
08.00 – Breakfast
09.00 - Session 1
10.15 - Session 2
11.15 – Morning coffee
11.45 – Session 3
13.00 – Luncheon
14.00 – Session 4
15.15 – Session 5
16.15 – Afternoon Tea
16.45 – Session 6
18.00 – Tea/dinner
19.00 – Possible evening session
20.00 – Evening activities
22.00 – Good night

Friday:

07.30 – Morning devotions
08.00 – Breakfast
09.00 – Final Session
10.15 - Pack up
11.00 – Departure

For further information, please see Syllabus or get in touch. Thank you.

What is on offer?

  • Quality time with those of like faith
  • Structured syllabus
  • Classroom based learning
  • Good food and mealtimes together
  • Beautiful scenery, regardless of weather
  • Evening activities/entertainment – provided by ourselves

Registration

ScribbleNumbers will be limited, though we are not anticipating this to be an issue. Places will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like to join us, please complete the Registration Form. Thank you.