What is Focus?
Focus is a holiday like no other, set on the Somerly Estate, a beautiful, spacious location in the New Forest. It’s an amazing opportunity to go away together as a church, and we want you with us! We’ll be joining over 7,000 others from across the country for five days of world-class teaching, BBQs, worship, food stalls, sports and creative sessions, an outdoor cinema, Kids, Youth and Student programmes, Out of Focus parties, not to mention the walled garden… There’s something for everyone!
Bookings for Focus 2019 are now open. Experience something extraordinary this summer. Join us at Focus!
Want to find out more? Check out focus.htb.org
Travel and Accommodation
Somerley Estate is a 3 hour drive from Hackney. There will be AA road signs to help get you there. Please arrive via GUEST ENTRANCE on Nea Drive.Guest are welcome to arrive on from 3pm Thursday 25th, the first big top celebration on Friday eve and kids and youth will start Saturday morning.
We love camping at Focus! At the Hackney Church Village we welcome all kind of tents and non-electric caravans. Please note motorised caravans and campervans will have to be in the electric pitch campsite a short walk away from the Hackney Church Village. Over the years we have gathered top tips, look out for an email as we draw closer with handy hints to make your camping more like glamping!
You can bring your own tent if you want. Book your pitch (just £20 per person) here. Log in to your account to add this to your booking. If you don’t have a tent, you can hire one. Tent 2 Hire have a fantastic range of tents and camping equipment available. And they’ll even pitch your tent for you, so it’s ready when you arrive. You need to arrange and pay for this hire via the Tent 2 Hire website. The £20 camping pitch charge per person still applies to this option.
The Hackney Church Village
The ‘Hackney Church’ village is an amazing place to hang out, make new friends and catch up with old ones. Here’s a taster of what to expect to help make your week brilliant:
· Catered Breakfast and Dinner
· Kids Area
· Bouncy Castle
· Sports (e.g. volleyball and football)
· Chill Out Space
· Glam Area
· Phone Charging Station
And lots more…
We want to encourage community and friendships at Focus and what a better way to do this than over delicious meals.
Come April we’ll have more information for you!
Join a Team
There are so many teams for you to be a part of at Focus, why not serve on Kids, Youth, Our Tent, Get Creative, Production, Stewarding or on a Welcome team. If you want to find out more about any of these teams then head to the Focus website here.