Family Week August 2013

by Fr. Bryan Cunningham on 25/11/2012 -

Dear Friends

This mail is for all those interested on going to the Family week planned forJuly / August 2013. Gary Russell has been searching to find a suitable venue and it has not been easy. Some very nice places are not available on the dates we were looking for. Others are very expensive (for example one place would cost in the region of £550 per adult with full board for six nights). At the moment we have a possibility in England and an alternative in Schoenstatt/Germany and we would like to canvas your opinion and ask your commitment to one of these options:

  1. In England: Castlerigg Youth Centre in Keswick. We went there once for a weekend in September 2005. We would be opting for the simple life!

Dates: They have dates from 3rd/4th Aug – 10th/11th Aug 2013 available.

For five nights full board it works out about £265 per adult.  (This gives us some leeway to subsidise families with young children.)

The accommodation is Youth Centre style more suitable for young families. It is dormitory style although last time we could accommodate couples in the smaller rooms. There is no en suite accommodation available. We know the location is beautiful and there are lots of things for families to do. Trips out are not included in this approximate price.

2. The second possibility is to go to Marienau in Schoenstatt again in 2013. Many of us of course know the house well and we had a wonderful week there this year 2012.

Dates: Saturday 27th July – Friday 2nd August 2013

Approximate costs for full board and all transfers and trips for a five night stay without flights

Double en suite Room cost per couple £ 665.00 (without flights)

Single en suite room cost per person £375.00 (without flights)

(Looking at flights from Saturday 27th July returning Friday 2nd Aug I found the following:

Lufthansa: Manchester – Frankfurt – Manchester cheapest £170.00 return per person. Next cheapest £225.00 return per person.)

I would be grateful if you could let me and Gary  <> know before the end of November 2012 if you would be interested to commit to any of the two alternatives. Thanks


Gary Russell says:

My email is and mobile 0780796310 please let me know if you are intrested and which of the ideas you prefer