2018

What’s going to happen in 2018?

We’ve already had the praise party in January to get us in the mood for the EPIC Weekend…. it was great! Did you miss out?

It’s now time for you to click on the blue “Book Online” button to book your place!!! So do it now!


EPIC Weekend 2018 is on 18th – 20th May 2018

 

Our theme is … the EPIC House Party

What happens at the weekend?

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We sit in a big circle, we eat cheese and play duck duck goose for the whole weekend……. errrr no.. not likely!!!!

We eat lots of food, we gunge the leaders and you might get pretty messy too. We have games
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Last year we had two prayer rooms. We’re looking to do it again this year! It’s going to be another smashing time in there!

This year promises to be truly EPIC – you will make new friends, have so much fun you won’t want to go home and be desperate to come back next year.

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About

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What is the Epic Weekend? 

If you’re in school years 4, 5 or 6 it’s a chance for you and your friends to learn more about God and have some EPIC fun with loads of others, friends and new friends..

It all takes place at the amazing Letton Hall Country House, and it’s put on by Kids Workers from across the region and beyond.
So if you’re in school years 4, 5 or 6 this weekend is definitely for you!

 

Why is it called

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EPIC means : Surpassing the usual or ordinary, particularly in scope or size and heroic and impressive in quality

Our heart is that the weekend does just that… It goes beyond being usual or ordinary. That it’s such a huge weekend that you will never forget it. That you will remember meeting God that weekend and also you will become EPIC kids… Heroic and impressive among your family and friends.

What happens at the weekend?

We sit in a big circle, we eat cheese and play duck duck goose for the whole weekend……. errrr no.. not likely!!!!

We eat lots of food, we gunge the leaders and you might get pretty messy too. We hope to have a campfire,  and games that you would never get the chance to play anywhere else as they’re a little bit crazy. There’s often drama and worship and loads more awesome stuff.

This year promises to be truly EPIC – you will make new friends, have so much fun you won’t want to go home and be desperate to come back next year.

What is 2017’s theme?

Go and see our 2017 page to find out more!

Who can come?

If you are in school years 4, 5 or 6 you are more than welcome

Who leads the Epic Weekend Away?

It is organised and led by Andy Jones from Raise and Elisabeth Louis from Hope Community Church

The EPIC Weekend grew out of Hope Community Church’s Kids Weekend Away and has been part of Andy’s vision to see kids and leaders come together and have an awesome time encountering Jesus.
It now attracts many churches from near and far.

The team is growing and includes : (Find out more about your team!)

Wouter Vertegaal – Life Church, Peterborough,
Emma Hughes (on maternity leave) – Kings Church, Norwich,
Trevor Ford – Hope Church, Ipswich
Matt Beckett – Fountain of Life, Ashill
Hannah MacFarlene – Hope Church, Ipswich
Debs Carter – Christ Community Church, Attleborough
Laura Porter – Lowestoft Community Church, Lowestoft
Ann Gallagher – Aylsham Community Church, Aylsham
Ffi Wiggins – Community Church, Bishops Stortford

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Team

Who’s Who?

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Andy Jones

Originally from the North (Stockport – the home of pudding, chips and gravy!) now lives in Wymondham with his wife and two kids.

Andy has been the team leader from the beginning and heads up Raise Kids Work

He loves being a little bit silly and is mad about llamas. His silliness often appears in most areas of the life of EPIC. He’s really looking forward to 2018 and what God has in store for us all as we have an EPIC House Party like no other.

 

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Elisabeth Louis

Works for Hope Community Church as their children’s worker.. she’s been on the team for a long time now and leads the EPIC Weekend with Andy.

She has had a number of roles on EPIC over the years including leading the weekend with Andy, clan leader, house parent, teaching team and a lot more.

Elisabeth is also known to be the proud wearer of the Pants of Shame most years – a reward that some leaders are yet to claim!

 

The Terminator

Wouter Vertegaal

Originally comes from Holland but now lives and works for Life Church in Peterborough.

2017 was his seventh year on team.

He’s been heading up the teaching at EPIC with help from Hannah M and Andy and it has been amazing.

 

 

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Alice Lynch

is from Wymondham and is an accountant by day.

2017 was Alice’s sixth year on the team and she has been involved in many things including making sure the clans have everything they need for the group times.

Since 2016 she’s had a baby girl and is expecting again. Not sure whether she can make 2018 just yet.

Alice is very competitive especially in the leaders challenges.. and losing is not an option for her!

 

 

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is from Christ Community Church, Attleborough.

2017 was her sixth year and she’s coming back again!

In 2016 and 2017, Debs had the extra role of amazing stage manager which meant the meetings were very smooth – She may do it again this year or she may pass on the mantle to someone else.. wait and see.

 

 

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is one of the veteran leaders at EPIC.

She is a primary teacher by day and a panto star by night (in panto season)

She loves to dance and sing and is often involved in upfront drama and praise and worship at EPIC.

EPIC 2017 was her ninth year at the kids weekend away!

 

 

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Emma Hughes

is from Kings Church,  Norwich and 2014 was her third year at EPIC.

In 2013 and 2014, Emma was in charge of registration and prepared Welcome packs for all the kids coming (that was very exciting!) – In 2014 they had coloured boxes!

Emma went on maternity leave in 2015 and returned in 2016. In 2017 … Emma was on maternity leave again so she sent in reinforcements from Kings. Who knows what 2018 holds.

 

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 Matt Beckett

is from Fountain of Life, Ashill.

2013 was his first ever EPIC Weekend. In 2014 he couldn’t make it. 🙁 But he came back in 2015. Hooray!

He is known to drum, play the guitar and have strange middle eastern accents when he acts as a wise man. He’s involved in upfront madness at EPIC and behind the scenes creativeness.

 

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 Hannah MacFarlene

is from Hope Church, Ipswich and joined EPIC in 2013.

She is a multi-talented kids worker, author and much more!

In 2014-2016 Hannah led the teaching sessions with Wouter. What a team!

 

 

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Amy Medler

did two year outs with Hope Community Church, Wymondham.

2014 was her first year at EPIC

Amy has been an admin superstar in recent years and has been doing a stunning job with the prayer room at EPIC amongst so many other crazy things she gets up to on the weekend. 2018 will see the end of her degree so she’s really
looking forward to celebrating at EPIC!

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Ann Gallagher

is from Aylsham Community Church.

Ann used to be a teacher but now works for Aylsham Community Church. Ann is a superb worship leader amongst other things.

 

 

 

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Laura Porter

is from Lowestoft Community Church and officially joined  the EPIC team in 2016.

In 2017 she could only make a day.. we hope she can do the whole weekend in 2018.

 

 

 

 

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George Newbery

has been at EPIC for a number of years now.

He used to go to Hope Community Church, Wymondham but has since moved to Nottingham. We don’t know just yet whether he can make it in 2018.

At EPIC he is often involved in upfront crazy things including being King Barfer, a pirate and many other crazy things.

 

 

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Ffi Wiggins

comes all the way from Bishops Stortford. Ffi has been on the team for a few years now and keeps coming back for more! In 2017 Ffi couldn’t make it. 2018 may see her return.. watch this space…

 

Mandy Burnett

Comes all the way from All Saints, Mattishall and 2018 will be her third year (we think). Last year Mandy was part of the teaching team.

 

Hannah Farmer

comes from Dereham Baptist Church. It was Hannah’s first year in 2017 and is hooked on the EPIC Weekend already.

Trevor Ford

One of the longest running team members. He had a short break but came back in 2016. His granddad duties may be calling in 2018. So we might not get to see his amazingness.

 

More Team Photos and Info coming soon!

Book in

Booking 2018

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How to Book In to EPIC Weekend 2018 :

It’s time to book in! Click on the green “Book Online” Button  to get your place!

2018 Prices : 

£73 – Full price ticket

£77 – Full price ticket with T-shirt

£65* – Sibling Ticket

£69* – Sibling Ticket with T-shirt

*First child in family pays full price and then subsequent siblings pay sibling ticket price.

Booking in :

EPIC 2018 is 18th – 20th May

We are asking you again to pay in full when you book your place.

If paying in full is a problem please speak to your church kids leader as they can help you with booking in. 

If you are not linked with a church please contact us

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Contact

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Email : info@epicweekend.org.uk

Contact Hope Community Church : 01953 798 505
Contact Elisabeth : 07748 755 164

 

Contact Raise : 07967 359 875
Email Raise : andy@raisekidswork.org.uk

Kit List

Here’s everything you need to bring and know for EPIC 2018.

EPICkitlist2018 (pdf version)

 

Follow EPIC

There’s many ways you can keep in touch with what’s going on with EPIC.

 

One great way is to like us on FACEBOOK ….  CLICK HERE!

 

You can also follow us on twitter – @EPICKidsWeekend