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Come back to this area of the site on Thursday 6th August to see all the activities we have planned.

  • The main party zoom call with rucksack rummage.
  • The Purweb treasure hunt
  • Tabletalk
  • Question of the day
  • A look back at some great photos from 2019 and earlier
  • Things to do and make

Craft activities: Thursday

Make a hope jar

Here’s an activity to help you recognise how God supports you and carries you through those times when you think there is nothing to hope for.

Romans 15. 12-13

And again, Isaiah says, ‘The Root of Jesse will spring up, one who will arise to rule over the nations; in him the Gentiles will hope.’ May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Hope can be seen in many ways. In the world people consider hope to be something that they want to happen or be true. As a Christian we don’t wish or hope for something to happen, a Christian knows that their hope is solid, concrete and based on the word of God. In Hebrews 11 it calls it faith in action the ‘confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.’ Like faith, hope cannot be moved by circumstance or what the eyes see in the world. Hope is down to your steadfast belief in the one true God.

How to use this site

Hello! We’re glad you’re here.

There is tons to see and do and we’ve categorised it by day and by type. You can navigate this by the category menus along the top, or by clicking the title on one of the posts. When you do this, you can see what categories that post is in. You can then click on those little buttons to see what else is in the same category (blue) or day (brown).

Have fun. Let us know how you get on!

Tabletalk intro

Catch up with what Lisa, Rosie Currell, Jess, Rosie Coupland, Olga and Rosa have been doing as a tent group during lockdown.

We meet on Zoom once a week after church and catch up with each other at the beginning. After a chat we look at some verses based around a theme. For example, this week we did doubt. Previously we’ve also looked at faith, joy and grace.

We use the YouVersion Bible app to search for verses around the theme and discuss them, what they mean and are experiences of them. For example,
how we deal with doubt in our week. We finish with prayer requests and a prayer each. We try and keep each other in our prayers throughout the week too.

We decided to start this weekly virtual bible study as a “table talk” because we love to see each other and since camp isn’t on this year we wanted to keep in touch.
We love Purbeck Venture and spending sunny (or windy) days there with each other so we wanted to continue to catch up together.

Thanks Matt, Catherine [and the team!] for everything you’ve done for Purbeck Venture.

Main party

Time updated: Please meet under the (virtual) Waterloo clock at 5pm on Thursday 6th August. We’ll post the zoom meeting details soon.

Bring with you something that depicts your time in lockdown. Maybe you’ve learnt a new skill, created some amazing craft, read a big pile of books… Show and tell!

Then, we will be checking you’ve packed everything ready for the week, with our game of rucksack rummage. Fastest person to find each item wins a point.

Once we’ve done that, it’s time to open the first surprise in your goodie bag.

Purbeck Venture goes 8-bit…

… for 2020 only

This is our online version of Purbeck Venture which we have dubbed Purweb Venture. It has an 8-bit feel as shown in the logo as we recognise it won’t be anywhere near the full experience that camp is, but we hope to make the best of it.


With so much uncertainty around and whilst wishing to be able to bring some positive news, we switched our planning efforts to bring an alternative programme we felt we could definitely deliver as a replacement.

How it works

In the run up to launch day, there will be some great memories from Purbeck Venture posted, then on 6th August we’ll publish daily content.

There will be all sorts of things to read, watch, do, make and be entertained by, with more added each day. Details of live online meetups will also be posted so we can all see your smiling faces!

In order to access the posts, you need to register with the site. Once you’re in, there will also be a signup to receive your goodie bag through the post.

We look forward to seeing you.

Register now…