Residential booking guidelines
Our aim in running residential events is that they should be life-enriching and opportunities for spiritual growth. Behind the scenes there is a lot of organisation, even for a weekend event. We make a budget to cover anticipated costs but not Christ Church staff time for preparation or attendance - that’s our contribution if you like. All this is to keep prices down and to make it as easy as possible for people to come on Christ Church residentials.
Despite this, for some of us the standard price may just be too expensive. If that is the case we are sometimes able to offer a subsidy. Please fill in the relevant form if there is one. If there isn’t, please contact the event leader or one of the clergy as soon as possible.
We like to be flexible as much as possible but we have upfront costs and no profit margin to fall back on. All this means we need to have some booking guidelines. They are:
1. Return the booking form swiftly with the deposit and/or subsidy form, filling the form in correctly. This will help ease the administration burden for us. For youth events please complete both the young person and parent parts.
2. We will only accept a booking with a booking form. This needs to have either a deposit or a subsidy form attached. Subsidies must be agreed at the booking stage. If no subsidy form has been filled in, the full amount will be expected.
3. Please remember to include dietary and medical requirements.
4. After the final date for early bird bookings, when the administration charge comes into force (which will be shown clearly on the booking form), the following apply:
- A £15 charge is made for bookings received (unless you did not know about the event a reasonable amount of time before the charge comes into force);
- Deposits are non-refundable;
- The booking cannot be changed (e.g. coming for fewer days and expecting to pay less);
- You are committed to paying the total amount which must be paid at least a week before the event. With regret, no final payment or agreed subsidy means you and/or your child will not be able to attend.