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Preaching the Gospel – Preparing a People...Feast of Tabernacles UK Site 2017
United Church of God - British Isles

Feast of Tabernacles 2017 -Torquay - British Isles:

Location

The British Isles Feast of Tabernacles site is in Torquay, Devon on the South coast of England. The town of Torquay is situated in a large sheltered coastal bay, known as Torbay, which looks out onto the English Channel. The climate here tends to be milder than in other parts of the UK with palm trees growing locally.

Torquay is a seaside town well known for its harbour and marina, shopping and connections with the writer Agatha Christie. And Torbay is part of a coastline rich in maritime history, including approximately 30 miles away, Plymouth, where in September 1620 a ship called the Mayflower set off for the New World.

Services

Services will be held within the TLH Victoria Hotel, in the Warwick Lounge, which is signposted downstairs from the Victoria Hotel Reception Area. All services will be held in English. Everyone is requested to bring their own hymnal.

The first night’s service will be held at 8.00pm. The following day there will be a Bible Study at 11.00am and the afternoon service will start at 2.30pm. Please be aware that although the Hotel is accessible, access to the hall we are using for services is down a set of steps.

 

Accommodation

The Feast will be held in the TLH Leisure Resort complex, which comprise four hotels and apartments on a single 7 acre site with many shared leisure facilities including a swimming pool, games room, gym and spa (www.tlh.co.uk).

Feast-goers who stay on site will be accommodated in the three star Victoria Hotel and will be eating together and attending services all within the same building, with leisure facilities available within the complex. Bed, breakfast and evening meal are included, unless you decide to stay in one of the self-catering apartments, also available within the Victoria Hotel.
Address: TLH Victoria Hotel, Belgrave Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 5HS

Terms

These specially discounted terms are only available for those staying in the TLH Victoria Hotel for 9 nights, arriving Wednesday, 4th October, 2017 and departing Friday, 13th October, 2017.
The TLH Victoria Hotel has quoted us a 2017 special group tariff for dinner, bed and breakfast of £49.00 per person per night when sharing a twin or double room. There are some single rooms available at £49.00 and some larger rooms available for single occupancy at £69 per person per night.
The following nightly rates apply for children when sharing a room with 2 adults: 0–5 years FREE, 6–15 years £27 per night, 16-17 years adult rates apply.
Rates are inclusive of Dinner, Bed and Breakfast & VAT at 20% (in the event of an increase in VAT the hotel may need to increase the inclusive price quoted).

Accommodation:
- 17 Standard twin-bedded rooms
- 18 Standard double-bedded rooms
- 13 Standard single rooms (without single supplement)
- 20 Standard family rooms for 3 (one double and one single bed)
- 13 Standard family rooms for 4 (one double and two single beds)
- 4 Standard family rooms for 5 (one double, one single and bunk beds).

Apartments (self-catering):
* 4 One bedroom apartments for 4 (1 double-bedded room and double sofa bed in lounge) £765.00
* 4 One bedroom apartment for 5 (1 double bed and 1 single bed in bedroom and double sofa bed in lounge) £810.00
* 3 Two bedroom apartments for 5/6 (1 double-bedded room, 1 single-bedded room or bunk beds and double sofa
bed in lounge) £918.00
* 3 Two bedroom apartments for 6 (1 double-bedded room, 1 twin bedded room and double sofa bed in lounge) £1062.00

However, anyone wishing to book an apartment on a half board basis may add breakfast and dinner at a supplement of £21 per person per night. Or, at any time during the Feast, residents in the self-catering apartments may join the other catered residents for an evening meal if they book ahead with the TLH Victoria Reception Desk at a cost of £16.95 for a three-course meal.

Non-resident feast-goers may also purchase an evening meal if they pre-book at £16.95. Other catering venues around the resort include the Aztec Bistro and Alberts Bar open daily.

Non-residents

All Feast-goers not staying in the Victoria Hotel will be asked for a contribution/donation to help cover Feast expenses, of £10.00 per person, payable at the Festival Information Desk in Torquay.

Parking

Only Feast-goers resident in the Hotel are permitted to park in the Hotel carpark. Non residents must park off site.

Application to attend the Feast of Tabernacles in Torquay 2017

An application is essential for all delegates, including those who are taking advantage of the Victoria Hotel package and those who wish to book their own accommodation. Applications will be limited due to hall considerations, so please do not make any travel or accommodation bookings until you have registered and received your acceptance confirmation, along with booking information. To register to attend the Feast of Tabernacles in Torquay please use the following web address:
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Torquay2017

If you do not have access to a computer, please ask your local pastor or other reliable member who will be able to register for you. Please choose a regular contact as further relevant information about the Feast will be forwarded to you via this person.

Please register for Torquay as soon as you can. Applications are accepted from brethren residing in the British Isles from the 21st January, 2017 issue of News and Events. Applications from outside the British Isles will be accepted from February 5th.

Queries
Please email: feast@ucg.org.uk

Other Info:

Electricity
UK mains supply is AC 230-240V. To use mains supply, visitors from abroad will require an adapter plug (which may be bought quite cheaply from travel suppliers). UK plugs have three flat prongs and are not the same as those used elsewhere in Europe.

Money
Britain’s currency is the £ and p, 1 pound sterling = 100 pence. Credit and debit cards are widely accepted, except for some smaller shops or businesses which are cash orientated. Some places have a £5 minimum spends on cards. Visa and Mastercard are the most widely acceptable cards and contactless is also becoming more common, if in doubt just ask before purchase or check out the commonly used window stickers. Visitors from abroad should bring some cash with them such as £20, £10 and £5 notes, preferably not too many £50 notes. Some ATMs may incur a fee for usage, others do not; please check individual machines. For currency exchange fees check your card issuer’s details. Usually, prices quoted are what you pay at the till, as VAT, a 20% sales tax (there are some exceptions) is included unless it is stated otherwise.

Tipping
In Britain, tipping is not expected as in some other countries, as workers do not officially have to rely on tips to live. However, if you receive a service, sometimes a tip may be appreciated, usually 10-15%. Be aware that some restaurants add a service charge to their bill, so check before you add a tip. With taxi drivers it is usual to round up the total fare to the nearest pound but if they help you with luggage or give excellent service then a 10-15% tip is a nice gesture. If in doubt, and you have received good service 10% will be appreciated by most service providers.


All About the Feast of Tabernacles
Chronicling the activities of Jesus Christ's earthly ministry, the book of John points out that when the "Feast of Tabernacles was at hand," Jesus Himself "went up to the feast" and taught at the Temple in Jerusalem. This was done in observance of the final of three annual Festival seasons that are outlined in the Bible, particularly in the book of Leviticus. These three seasons, the Passover and Days of Unleavened Bread, the Festival of Pentecost and the Fall Festival season, were all observed by Jesus and the first-century Church. The latter season is capped by the eight-day Festival of Tabernacles and Last Great Day (also called "the eighth day") (Leviticus:23:33-36).
Click booklet on the left for more details of the Church Festivals and Feasts

United Church of God - British Isles,
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Email:info@ucg.org.uk