The Getaway

The Getaway is an informal gathering, a little different from the Church Weekend in previous years - its purely a relaxed time away for us as a church family to spend time together with no structured teaching programme.

Book now online: https://andoverbaptist.churchsuite.co.uk/events/cz7idfwr

We are returning to Hampshire Christian Trust site in Lockerley - about 30 minutes drive from Andover.  It is a large beautiful field with two well equipped barns that can accommodate both adults, youth and children. The facilities provided by the site are outdoor full sized football pitch, indoor 5-a-side football pitch, outdoor volleyball, indoor table tennis tables, table football, air hockey tables. As this years Getaway is a more informal gathering, make sure you plan ahead and bring plenty of fun things/ideas with you to make the most of the weekend.

The Getaway is predominantly a self catered weekend so please remember to bring any food you wuold like aside from the jacket potatoes on Saturday and the ticketed Hog Roast on the Sunday Lunchtime. The facilitise on site are a full commercial kitchen available to all including fridges, freezers, water boilers for hot drinks, chilled water, microwaves and chilled squash machines. All tea, coffee and milk will be provided.

Here is a loose timetable of activities that will be led by various individuals:

  • Saturday
    • The site opens at 8am
    • 10am Guided bike ride (8 people max)
    • 12.30 Lunch – Jacket potatoes provided with beans and cheese but please make sure to bring anything else you'd like to eat
    • Afternoon organised walk around the local area
    • Afternoon craft & puzzle activities on site
    • 2pm Guided bike ride (8 people max)
    • 4pm Quiz
    • 6pm Bring your own food to cook at our evening ‘Do It Yourself’ BBQ
    • Bonfire in the evening
    • Those not staying the night need to be off-site by 10pm
  • Sunday
    • The site opens at 8am
    • 10am Short informal worship service on site
    • 1pm Lunchtime Hog Roast for those that wish to pay
    • Everyone gets stuck in to clear up the site
    • We need to be off-site by 3pm


We plan to hold a 'Do It Yourself' BBQ on Saturday evening where you can bring your own food to cook on the site BBQ.

The site also provides bin bags, recycling bags, and toilet paper. There are great toilet, shower and laundry facilities on site for those wishing to use them.

Want to stay overnight?
Attendee's can either bring their own tent or caravan (8 electrical hookups available) or request to sleep in one of the Cabins (all having matress bunks). There are 12 cabins available (120 beds in total) and these will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

Please be aware, that dogs, with the exception of assistance dogs, are not permitted on site. There will be no smoking on site. You can bring your own alcohol with you, however we ask that you drink responsibly and respectfully. There is also limited mobile phone signal, no public wi-fi or shops.

If you have any questions about the weekend then please speak to Marcus via email marcus.hardiman@btinternet.com, who is the weekend facilitator.

Places need to be pre-booked. Bookings can be made online through ChurchSuite on this page, or via paper form. Payment should be made via churchsuite, by cheque to 'Andover Baptist Church' clearly marked for 'The Getaway', or cash (in a sealed envelope) with the name of the person attending.  These can be handed in at the HUB on a Sunday or to the church office during the week.

Note: If you are under 18, you must be accompanied by an adult, or have a designated responsible adult on The Getaway with you.

Terms & Conditions

Health & Safety
By signing up for this event and checking the appropriate box on the form I agree that I and my guests will observe all health and safety rules and other rules notified to us in relation to The Getaway and any activities undertaken, including the rules sent out with the confirmation letter and set out in the Event Programme. I will ensure that my guests are aware of all such rules and abide by them. I hereby give all the event team the authority to act on me or my guest’s behalf in case of emergency including medical treatment. I hereby release all event team, Andover Baptist Church and its Trustees from all claims for damages arising from any accidents or injury suffered by me or my guests participation in Church Weekend programme. I hereby confirm that all information given on this form is true and will notify Andover Baptist Church immediately of any changes should they arise.

Data Protection
By signing up for this event and checking the appropriate box on the form I agree to the personal data I submit being stored by Andover Baptist Church in a safe manner for the purpose for conducting The Getaway. I agree to my personal data being shared amongst the necessary members of ABC Staff and key volunteers to ensure the smooth and safe running of the event. If I am a regular attendee at ABC already and my personal data is stored within ChurchSuite already, I agree to my personal data being safely stored while I still remain in attendance at Andover Baptist Church. If I do not regularly attend ABC then my personal data will only be stored for 3 months after the event.

Media
By signing up for this event and checking the appropriate box on the form I also give permission for any media taken of myself or my guests to be used in future Andover Baptist Church publicity.