Frequently Asked Questions

We will be releasing more information about Focus as it approaches but we hope the FAQs below are helpful at the start of the booking process. If you have any further questions email Ruth for more information.

Where is it?

Focus takes place at Somerley Estate which is a 7,000-acre private estate in Ringwood in the New Forest district. It is just 20 minutes from the seaside town of Bournemouth and 2 hours from London (via the M3).

Address:
Guest Entrance, Nea Drive, Somerley Estate, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 3QG

What's at the St Dionis Community Space?

The community space hosts:

  • Sofa's 
  • Phone charging space 
  • Hot drinks - Coffee, tea and water
  • Breakfast options
  • Chill out space
  • Table Tennis Table 

Is there a Meal Deal?

Yes, for the first time ever St Dionis is arranging a meal deal! See the 'St Dionis Meal Plan' on the main page for more information and how to book on! 


How do I get there?

You will need to make your own journey to Focus. 

Car:

Address: Guest Entrance, Nea Drive, Somerley Estate, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 3QG
Follow the Focus AA road signs for ‘Guest Entrance’ on Nea Drive from the A31 directing you to Focus.

Train:

Trains depart from London Waterloo to Bournemouth and take approximately 2 hours.

Taxi:

From Bournemouth station to Somerley Estate 

By bus: The nearest bus number is X6 and stops 3–4 miles away opposite Ebblake House, BH31 7AS

By Taxi: A taxi to Somerley will cost approximately £20–£40 from Bournemouth & Southampton. A taxi from Salisbury will cost approximately £25–£35 

Click here for more information on coaches leaving from HTB

When can I arrive?

The St Dionis staff team will be arriving on Friday morning to set up the community space! You are welcome to arrive with to help us set up. 

The full programme and main celebrations will start on the evening of Friday 26 July and finish on the evening of Tuesday 30 July.

The St Dionis Marquee will be packed down on Tuesday afternoon. The staff will then be leaving after the worship on Tuesday evening. All guests need to leave the site by 10am on Wednesday 31 July 2019.

Want to join a team?

There are many teams for you to be a part of at Focus, why not serve on Kids, Youth, Our Tent, Get Creative, Production, Stewarding or on a Welcome team. If you want to find out more about any of these teams then head to the Focus website here.

Can I buy food onsite?

There are lots of options onsite including hot meals and supplies for camping. In The Village, there will be a mix of coffee stalls, light snack stalls, smoothie stalls and full meal stalls. 


What's on at Focus?

So much! Click here to see a day in the life of someone if you attend Focus. Previous programme content is also listed below:

  • Addiction support drop-in sessions
  • Adoption and fostering gatherings
  • Babyboomer drinks
  • Concert and tea
  • Culinary workshops
  • Date my mate
  • Entrepreneurs and business network drinks
  • Men and women’s gatherings
  • Outdoor singalong movie
  • Pause for prosecco
  • Singleness socials
  • Wine tasting


What is there to do for Families?

There is so much for families to get involved with at Focus. Listed below is some of the programme items:

  • Family fun day
  • Family movie and crafts
  • Story time
  • Treasure hunt
  • Indoor picnic
  • Family silent disco
  • Family outdoor cinema
  • Drop-in Café