Holiday at Home
For the last few years during the summer holiday members of FBC have run a Holiday At Home week for older people from the church and from within the community. They provide a week of interesting activities, usually following a theme, for those who may be unable to get away for a traditional holiday.
In 2015 the church was transformed into a cruise liner, leaving from the Port of Southampton on the first day, calling in at the Port of Alexandria on route and finished on the Friday in the Carribean. Activities included curling and quoits on the quarterdeck, a cruise on the Basingstoke Canal including a cream tea, a camel drive, movie quize and an entertainer singing good old fashioned songs.
In 2016 we celebrated all things Royal, with particular emphasis on the 1950s. Events included 'Royal Skittles', Musical Bingo, an Around London Quiz, musical entertainment by the U3A 'Singing For Fun' choir and a Royal Lunch - and that was just the first day! On the Wednesday we had a coach trip to Christchurch Beach, and the last day comprised various Royal activities, a Fish & Chip lunch, an opportunity to watch The Coronation during tea and a farewell talk by our minister, Glyn.
In 2017 the church was turned into a safari park, with events including kurling and skittles, a 'What's that noise?' quiz, safari-themed entertainment, various other animal-themed games, fish and chip lunch on the Friday, and a trip to Bird World.
In 2018 everyone returned to school and the church was transformed into St Frimians School - with old school desks, school rules, school dinner and a very strict headmaster! A trip to Portsmouth was organised for the Wednesday and there were lots of entertainments, quizzes and much fun and laughter on the other two days.
2019 - Theme: Markets. Games, entertainment, craft activities and even a cream tea on the Tuesday took place. A trip to Chichester on Wednesday and a fish and chip lunch on the Friday finished off a great week.
2020 - Unfortunately this years event has now been cancelled due to the COVID 19 issues.
For further information, please contact the Church Office on 01252 837844.