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Manor Weekends

Set in the beautiful hills of Kent
Warm hospitality in our Christian centre
Exciting activities and excellent opportunities for Bible Study


New Weekends for 2020

For 2020 we have added a five new weekend events to our Otford Manor program.

In March, we'll be offering an Easter Craft when on the Saturday there will be a hands-on workshop where you’ll be guided step by step to make a beautiful Easter wreath. 

In September spend a weekend warming up for the 2021 winter ski season. Join us at Otford Manor on Friday evening for a hot chocolate and ski fit. On 'Ski Saturday' we will head off to an indoor snow centre for the day on the piste. Ideal for beginners deciding whether skiing is for them or seasoned pros getting the legs ready for the carving burn. 

In October we are looking forward to our first ever Oak Hall weekend that is just for women! Whatever your situation, come and be refreshed and equipped by God’s Word as the Bible is taught and aptly applied for women. 

In November, come and Ring for Christmas! Bells are one of the traditional sounds of the festive period. This is a chance to enjoy the art of handbell tune ringing – learn how to play handbells as part of a team, and ring Christmas music together. No previous experience necessary.

Then in December come and share in a relaxing weekend solving jigsaws together! When you do a jigsaw puzzle you need to look at individual pieces and figure out where they fit into the big picture. Over our time together we will hone in on individual portions of Gods’ word seeing how it fits in with the whole of the Bible.

On all our events there is time for fellowship, worship & Bible teaching. 

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Craft and Games Weekends

Enjoy a cosy, creative weekend preparing for Christmas with Sue Salter or for friendly competitiveness, Matt Young will again be running a break focussed on strategic and fun board games.  Stay at Otford Manor and travel with us to Bruges in December and Summer, Bonfire, New Year... and much more! 

We continue to run the weekends that were very popular throughout 2019 including the bonfire and new year weekends that include a spectacular display of fireworks seen for miles around.

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Breathtaking views high in the hills

Oak Hall is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are breathtaking views across the Weald of Kent, and the area is a blaze of colour for much of the year. The house is situated on the North Downs Way and offers easy access to footpaths in the surrounding countryside.


Relaxing by the pool or playing volleyball

With one hundred and fifty acres of grounds there is plenty of space for everybody to relax. There is a games hall with table tennis, pool and table football. A volleyball court is also available. The swimming pool on the terrace, available from June to September, faces south to absorb the warmth of the sunshine.


Loving our Environment

God’s creation is beautiful and we want to do our part to protect it. At Oak Hall we have fifty acres of preserved woodland with hundreds of oaks, birches and beech trees. It provides an unspoilt habitat for the wildlife including owls, badgers and foxes. A further one hundred acres of downs and pastures provide us with walks amongst the flowers and rare orchids.


Excellent meals in the Tudor Dining Hall

Meals are served in our Tudor Dining Hall, where there is a welcoming log fire in cooler weather. We pride ourselves on providing the very best in traditional English meals and dishes from across the world.


Plenty to see and do...

Kent is a county that caters for a wide range of interests. You can explore Leeds Castle, Knole Deer Park, Lullingstone Roman Villa, Chartwell, Bewl Water, and many other fascinating places. In addition there is the fun of ice-skating or ten-pin bowling just a short drive away. We are also within easy reach of the sights of London.

The Oak Hall Team will organise a range of events for each weekend. These might include our walks, games, a quiz evening for film. However if you prefer just to relax, that’s fine with us!


A Weekend to visit Ypres – Historic Battlefields of Northern Europe

The battles of the first world war were fought within 100 kilometres of our Kent coast. The roar of the battle of the Somme was heard in the hills where our Oak Hall Manor stands. In October, using the manor as our base, we have planned a valuable day visiting interesting locations. 

Journeying to Belgium
We make our way through the French and Belgian countryside to visit the Memorial Museum Passchendaele, with its underground trenches and bunkers complete with dressing station, sleeping places and workshops.

Ypres & the Menin Gate
Ypres which has a rich and varied past. The impressive, medieval cloth hall dates from 1304 when it was one of one of the main cloth centres. This now hosts a large and very moving, modern, living exhibition depicting the senselessness of war. The backstreets are lined by Flemish shops and cafés to provide us with a taste of Belgium. We'll witness the Last Post being played at the Menin Gate before our journey home to the manor.

WORD. at Otford Manor

The WORD. weekends and Bible Week at Otford Manor are wonderful opportunities to dig more deeply... 

To many Christians, much of the Bible is something of a mystery. We all have our favourite passages, but how does it all fit together? Is there a map to find our way around? How can it be interpreted and applied to our fast changing 21st Century world? 

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Oak Hall Weekends at Otford Manor

Our weekends start on Friday 8pm to 3pm on Sunday - except for the 'North Downs Walking' and 'Cycle Kent' weekends which begin on Thursday at 8pm

Accommodation is in shared rooms. The cost of each weekend includes: accommodation, all activities, coffee and biscuits on the first evening and three meals on full days, as well as breakfast and roast lunch on Sunday.


MW46 - £89Women's Weekend - NEW for 2020View/Book ->
MW48 - £99Bonfire & fireworksView/Book ->
MW51 - £104Christmas Craft and Handbell Ringing - NEW View/Book ->
MW52 - £125Bruges Christmas marketView/Book ->
MW53 - £89Board Games &Jigsawsat the ManorNEWView/Book ->
MW58 - £89Start the Year rightView/Book ->
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