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Day events

Aside from the annual residential annual weekend (currently hosted by House of the Open Door), the community gathers together a few times a year for Regional Meetings to which all members, guests and those interested in our community life are invited. Activities usually include time to renew existing and make new friendships, share food and study on a particular topic or rule of life. (The National days, which were held before 2016 are temporarily suspended as we explore new ways of meeting,)

National days are a chance for the community to gather, usually on a Saturday to make it practicable for all regions to attend. Each gathering usually includes a time of worship, some input (often form an invited speaker) and breaking of bread. They also almost always involve food -- typically a shared lunch and then eating tea & cakes together!

Regional meetings are when we get together to simply enjoy time with each other, often with little more planned than a barbecue or fun on the beach. These are open to anyone. As Shechem members are located throughout the country, membership is currently spread into four regional groupings: London, Thames Valley, South West and South Coast. See if there is a regional meeting planned near you below.

National days have been a chance for the whole community to gather, ususally on a Saturday to make it practicable for all regions to attend. Each gathering usually included a time of worship, some input (often from an invited speaker) and breaking of bread. They also almost always involved food - typically a shared lunch and then eating tea & cakes together!

Shechem Shropshire Weekend

Location: 
Shropshire
Date: 
August 2011
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I am writing this at the second breakfast table at Sonia and Michael's house in Shropshire. Twenty one people slept here last night; some were in the house in beds, Mark and Tricia were in the 'garden room', Bob and Lesley were in their caravan on the car park area at the front of the house and the rest were spread between four tents.

Handing on the Baton: National Day in Basingstoke

Location: 
Christ Church, Chineham
Date: 
19th March 2011
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Theme: From Moses to Joshua, from Paul to Timothy we looked at examples of best practise in handing on the baton (i) to Shechem's next generation and (ii) to encourage all Shechem members to offer their gifts and take on new roles. (Psalm 78: 1-7)

Shechem by the Sea

Location: 
Hove beach
Date: 
22nd August 2010
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A group of 18 hardy Shechemites braved the British summer for the annual visit to the seaside.
 
Thanks to the foresight of the Victorians in providing a shelter on the promenade, we were able to sit and eat our picnics without getting soggy sandwiches.
 
Fortunately, the rain stopped for a while and we de-camped to the beach. 
 

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