Alton Webteam: April 2017
Over the Easter holidays, all of our Duke of Edinburgh's Award groups have been undertaking their Practice Expeditions, in readiness for assessment in the summer.
The Silvers spent two days exploring the area around Hay-on-Wye, and during the following week the Golds walked for two days on the Carmarthen Fans in the western Brecon Beacons. Both groups had good weather, were impressed with the magnificent views, and demonstrated their competence in navigation and camping.
Then it was the turn of the Bronze group, who camped high in the West Sussex Downs — again with superb views — and impressed the supervisors with their ability to cover the ground at great speed . . . . without getting lost!
The Gold group on the Black Mountain, Carmarthenshire
The Silver group on Black Hill, Herefordshire and the Bronze group in camp on the Downs, West Sussex
popular recent storiesAlso in the news
On the Welsh HillsThe six young people who are tackling Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Award expeditions this year were extremely fortunate with the weather when they undertook their practice expedition in the Brecon Beacons. They successfully demonstrated their navigational skills before continuing on their unaccompanied journey over two days. The high point, literally, was reaching the...
The Son is Risen5.45am on Easter Sunday. Why were sixty people from the five GAP churches gathering at Old Park Farm in Beech? To watch the sunrise, of course, and take part in a short act of worship to celebrate the risen Christ.A fire was burning, its smoke rising into the still dusky sky. As the full moon set in the west, the sun slowly climbed above the horizon, a ball of red...
As of Easter Day 2019 we are changing our service times.We now have one 10am Morning Service every Sunday offering worship which seeks to be relative to all and includes both modern songs as well as hymns, led by a variety of musicians. There are activates in the Lighthouse Group for children unless it is our monthly all age worship services.The evening service is held at 6.30pm (on the first...