"Greek in a Week"
Although the Covid19 issues are currently affecting meetings together, we still plan, and hope, to be able to hold this course. After discussion our intention is to have a 'mixed economy' - putting the course online in some way or another (possibly via Cisco Webex), but also holding it at Christ Church for those who wish to attend. This will be on the same dates as those advertised below. It remains a small possibility that we will not be allowed to hold it, but our set up would enable us to host a course for 10-15 people, on site, with all current precautionary measures required in place. Feel free to book in.
(We are still even able to access Greek food for the final meal!)
We are hosting a course which will teach the basics of Koine Greek. It will run from August 24th to the 28th, 2020, inclusive (the 28th will be an optional day). For further details please see below, or contact Rev Dominic Stockford. The church address is Christ Church, Christchurch Avenue, Teddington, TW11 9AB.
There will be a maximum of 25 spaces available. Book early to avoid disappointment. Contact Rev Dominic. A small deposit will be requested at the time of booking or shortly afterwards. The deposit will be £20 and in normal circumstances will be non-refundable (unless a significant issue arises, or the course is cancelled).
Accommodation and food will be part provided, please see the detailed information given below. There is some basic information about the course below - and further information will soon be available (when I've worked out how to provide a pdf that you can download here!).
Travel is via SouthWest Trains (direct from Waterloo) - to Teddington Station (turn left as you exit platform 2, and Christchurch Avenue is 200 yards on the right, opposite a Travelodge. Also TfL Buses, the X26, 285, 281, R68, 33, and 481 all stop within 5 minutes walk of Christ Church. Parking can be made possible in local streets, the Travelodge has its own car-park.
Mon 24th: Meet at lunchtime - 12.30pm 'soup and a roll'
Two afternoon teaching sessions from 2 until 5.30.
Tues 25th: Two teaching sessions sandwiching lunchtime (1-2pm) from 10.30am to 4.30pm.
Weds 26th: Three teaching sessions.
10.30-1pm. 2-4.30pm. 5-7pm.
Thurs 27th: as Tuesday, finishing at 4.30pm.
(This gives those who wish to an opportunity to leave this afternoon).
Fri 28th: 10.30am - 1pm, Revision and Question Session.
Concluding with a 'Greek-style' lunch, ordered and delivered from https://www.thesouvlaki.london/
Directly opposite Christchurch Avenue is Teddington Travelodge - situated about 2 minutes walk from the church. If you booked today (6/2/2020) a stay there would cost £175 for the three necessary nights. A variety of costs, see their website for more details.
For those prepared to rough it the Dame School Hall is available. Toilets and basins are on site there, and a shower is available in the church. I will try to put up a picture of this option in case anyone is interested - modern self-supporting tents could be put up inside the hall! Sleeping bags and bedding and tents would have to be provided by the individuals.
There is one place which may be available in the Church House. Further details in due course.
Costs, Church, and Provisions
The cost for the course per participant is £50.00. For this all necessary notes and Greek New Testaments will be provided, as well as the lunchtime meals.
Wi-fi is available in the church.
There are several very local restaurants which can provide evening meals in different styles and at different price points. it is possible for participants to purchase food in nearby supermarkets and cook it within the church, if needed.
We will provide a soup and roll style lunch each day for those involved - included as part of the cost. However, there are also cafes nearby if people wish to get out for lunch.
Lunch on the last day will be from a Greek supplier known to our teacher, Pavlos. Orders and payment will be taken on that morning.