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What is Refresh 2017?

Refresh is the official name of the Christian Life Fellowship (CLF) church conference. It is a time when friends and family of CLF across its growing number of branches and ministries meet together, away from the routine of everyday life to meet with the Lord again, eat, share, relax, learn and spend time with one another.

Refresh 2017 is our church conference between Friday 4th August – Monday 4th August 2017 at the beautiful countryside location called the Hayes Conference Centre in Swanwick, Derbyshire.


Who can come to Refresh 2017?

Absolutely everyone! CLF Refresh 2017 is open to all – members and non-members of Christian Life Fellowship. It is also open to people of all ages.


When and how do I register?

Registration opened on Sunday 3rd September 2016. You can register here at clfrefresh.co.uk or by calling our office on 020 8858 6482. You will need to have your debit or credit card handy to pay when you register.


How much does it cost to attend?

Please visit the Accommodation & Prices page for more information on this.


What payment options will be available to me?

All major credit/debit cards are accepted including Visa, Amex, MasterCard, Discover etc. You also have the additional option of paying through your PayPal account.

Once you have entered your details through the Refresh website, click “Check out with PayPal”. You will be re-directed to PayPal’s payment gateway to complete the payment. You don’t need a PayPal account to make payment – scroll down to “Check Out as a Guest” if you wish to pay by card.


Do I need need to pay the full amount when I register?

Attendees who register before Sunday 2nd July only need to pay the non-refundable deposit to secure a spot at Refresh 2017. The outstanding amount can be settled over the remaining months between registration and the final deadline date of Sunday 2nd July 2017. After Sunday 2nd July, a full payment is required.

Please visit the Accommodation and Prices once registration opens for more information on setting up a payment plan.


Is there Wi-Fi access at the venue?

There is free Wi-Fi access at the venue – you will receive access details upon arrival.


What sort of rooms are available and what is included?

All rooms are all en suite and come with the following:

  • Electric kettle
  • Tea and coffee
  • Towel and bath soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Air dryer

Attendees can either stay alone in a double room (single occupancy) or share with others in a double, twin or family room (shared occupancy). Be sure to select the right ticket type during registration.


Can I receive financial assistance to attend?

Only regular members of Christian Life Fellowship can apply for financial assistance. In applying for financial assistance you will need to demonstrate evidence that you need support and provide a pastoral reference from a leader at Christian Life Fellowship that knows you well. Leaders include cell leaders, pastors or congregational leaders, departmental leaders and elders.

Financial assistance does not include transport to and from Refresh 2017, or any sundry expenses incurred during that weekend. To apply, please contact your congregational leader for forms or email refresh@clfi.org for more information.


Who can I contact if I have questions about Refresh 2017?

You can contact us through any of these:

Twitter: @clfrefresh

Email: refresh@clfi.org

Telephone: 020 8858 6482 (11am – 3pm / Monday – Friday except UK Bank Holidays)

In person: Please ask your CLF branch congregational leader(s) for the name of your branch representative


Am I allowed to have cooked food in my room?

Cooked food is not allowed to be stored or produced in your room. Your residential stay at the Hayes Conference Centre includes meals and light refreshments during the break. There are shops nearby to buy confectionery and drinks.


Do I need to set any additional monies aside apart from the cost to attend?

Your residential stay includes meals and refreshments served during the break time. The amount we charge you does not include travel to and from the Hayes Conference Centre. Please visit our travel section for more information about how to get there.

You may wish to set additional monies aside to buy resources on sales, snacks etc. An offering is usually received during some of the services.


I can not attend all four days, is there a day visitor option?

Please visit the Accommodation & Prices page for more information on this.