Abide is our newest event that was launched in 2015 and is a retreat weekend for all those who volunteer or work with youth and children in any capacity within our church. The weekend is an opportunity to come together from across the Island and share with one another. The weekend gives us space and time to worship, learn, share together and just be as we pause and spend time with God. On top of this there is time for a lot of laughter, tea or coffee and of course great food. There are also optional training elements available for those who desire to develop their skills and knowledge.

Over the last two years we have seen this event grow with over 50 leaders attending and we are excited to see what God does this year at Abide 2017. 

Our prayer for this weekend is that you will encounter God and leave feeling refreshed, encouraged and equipped as you step back into service in your context.   




That is our theme for the weekend at ABIDE 2017. As we journey with children and young people, how do we care for and nourish our mind, body and spirit. We will have optional afternoon workshops around enabling and encouraging children and young people to develop healthy rhythms and disciplines for the journey. As always, there is a prayer space and prayer ministry opportunities.

The weekend will be facilitated by Paul & Paula Gallucci, who are Pioneer Mission Leaders in Limavady, Co. Londonderry.

When & Where?


ABIDE will be happening on the 7-9 April 2017 and we will be gathering at Avon Ri Lakeshore Resort in Blessington, Co. Wicklow. We will be in a small village of townhouses and there are on-site facilities such as a gym and swimming pool, which can be used during free time.



Full weekend (subsidised): £87 // €100
[Full price if affordable: £112 // €130]
Single Room Supplement (limited numbers): £12 // €14

Included in the price is a £20 // €24 deposit.


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