But seek you first the Kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be given you
Matthew 6:33


Church Holidays

Holidays and Day Trips

We had three lovely holidays again last year.

In April we journeyed to Plymouth & stayed at The Duke of Cornwall hotel for 4 nights & spent 3 days visiting East Cornwall & Dartmoor.

Our second holiday took us north of the Border to Dunoon on the River Clyde.  The weather was perfect until the last day which we spent at Benmore Botanical Gardens & which, unfortunately, had to be cut short due to the inclement weather.


In September we ventured across another Border this time into Wales. Our excursions took us to the Love Spoons Workshop, St David's Cathedral & Saundersfoot.  Our grateful thanks to David Hoare & David Jacques for the detailed accounts & photographs in the Chronicle on our return. 


We had 10-day trips last year as well as the Annual Holidays Reunion in February & an Open Day at the beginning of September.

We visited garden centres  & pubs for carvery lunches, the Playhouse Theatre in Weston-super-Mare to see 'Kiss Me Kate' & CATS, Coughton Court NT & Gardens, Millets Farm Park, Shop, Cafes & Garden Centre near Abingdon where we plan to make a longer visit this year, due to popular demand, as there was so much to see & do.
We have a full programme for 2019 starting in March & hope it will be well supported by regular friends & new travellers alike.

Mike and Judy Potts


Holidays 2019

Mon 1st to Friday 5th April                        Spring holiday to South Devon

Four nights dinner, bed & breakfast at The Belgrave Hotel, Torquay

Mon 1st to Friday 5th July                        Summer holiday in North Wales

Four nights dinner, bed & breakfast at The St Kilda Hotel, Llandudno

Mon 30th Sept to Friday 4th Oct.              Autumn holiday  

                                                                       The Secrets of The Lake District

Mountain Goat Minibus Experience to the less known and more

inaccessible areas

Four nights dinner, bed & breakfast at The Cumbria Grand Hotel,

Grange-over Sands

Twin and double rooms available - all ensuite. Free insurance.

There is a waiting list for single rooms

See Notice Board for more details

Day Trips 2019

Mon. 15th April                  The Hatton Shopping Village near Warwick

                                              Places available £10 / person.

Tues. 14th May                    Moreton Market & Glos./Warks Steam Railway

                                               from Broadway to Cheltenham Racecourse

                                               Places available £21 (including coach & train).

Mon. 17th June                   Festival Park Shopping Centre & Gardens, Ebbw Vale

Mon. 15th July                    Dewstow Garden & Grottos, Nr. Chepstow

Mon. 16th Sept.                Millets Farm Park, Garden Centre, Cafes & Farm Shop,

                                           Nr. Abingdon, Oxon

Sat. 26th Oct.                    ‘Mack & Mabel’ at The Playhouse Theatre,


Thurs. 7th Nov                   Lunch at Forest Hills Golf Club, Coleford

Sat. 30th Nov.                     Holidays & Day Trip Farewell Lunch at Christchurch

Free Insurance

Further information, Reservations and Booking Forms from

Mike & Judy Potts, 110 Green Bank, Brockworth GL3 4NB

Tel. 552601 email: mjpotts@hotmail.co.uk

Cancellations often occur as a Day Trip approaches - check with Judy

We operate a Waiting List and will contact you if a cancellation occurs


Christchurch Holidays

Which areas interest you? Do you wish to cross Offa’s Dyke into Owen Glendwyr’s North Wales; to Harlec or Llandudno etc? ----- Or into West Wales where like Audrey you can sit in the Queen’s chair? ------Or you may wish to cross another boundary, Hadrian’s Wall ?--------or over the Forth Bridge into the Kingdom of Fife, the Lowlands or Highlands of Scotland?------or either side of the Pennines, to York or to Scarborough; Morecambe or the Lake District? (Which colour rose do you prefer?) Then there is another barrier to cross - to Ireland and all it has to offer. Another boundary to cross: the Tamar, into the land of the Piskis, Cornwall with the Eden Project, Newquay and the other things to do and see.

So what do we do? This is where we are fortunate to have our organisers Mike and Judy.


Mike and Judy

...have an excellent method of selecting hotels. Our Wonderful Organisers visit each hotel and spend a few nights there getting to know the staff and services. During this stay they then visit places of interest around about. All this information is then passed on to us - the ‘Carefree Travellers’ - we are told of the best ways to shops and cafes etc.


The Coach and the Drive

The driver is with us all week. After we have settled into our allotted seats Mike will introduce him. He will make sure we have fastened our seat belts. He will then tell us all about the coach, the tea & coffee service and most of all about the ‘Mileage Competition’. The Day Trips

These are very much to the same standards. Each one is pre-visited by our intrepid Judy - to snowdrops, bluebells, garden centres, carveries and other places of interest.

At this point Audrey and I would like, along with forty or fifty others, to express our most heartfelt thanks for the pleasure and memories that Mr and Mrs Potts have provided - whilst raising so much money for Christchurch funds.

Please tell us if you're interested in any of the holidays as it gives us some idea of how many to expect, whether we need more single or double rooms and planning the seating on tile coach. Airedale will be asking during the autumn how numbers are looking as other groups will be booking holidays and hotels like to have some idea of numbers too. Any rooms not reserved in our allocation should be available until a month before departure but we are frequently receiving requests to return any unreserved rooms, sometimes two or three months before departure. We try to ensure that all holiday information is included in the monthly news sheet so if you 're booking a holiday or thinking about coming make sure to get your copy.