A community following Jesus, playing our part in the renewal of Southampton.


26 - 30 July 2019


What is Focus?

Focus is a holiday like no other, set on the Somerly Estate, a beautiful, spacious location in the New Forest. It’s an amazing opportunity to go away together as a church, and we want you with us! We’ll be joining over 7,000 others from across the country for five days of world-class teaching, BBQs, worship, food stalls, sports and creative sessions, an outdoor cinema, Kids, Youth and Student programmes, Out of Focus parties, not to mention the walled garden… There’s something for everyone!

Bookings for Focus 2019 are now open.  Experience something extraordinary this summer. Join us at Focus!




Focus FAQ

If you’re thinking about booking on or you’ve already booked there are few things you should know. Below are a few Saint Mary’s specific questions and for all other general info, including kit list, please head to the main Focus website.

When do we arrive?

Thursday night is when the site opens. There will be a team setting up on Thursday evening and you're welcome to arrive then. The main sessions don’t start until the Friday evening and run through until the Tuesday evening.

Do we all camp together?

YES. We will all camp around our Saint Mary’s community pitch (a large marquee) with a hangout and chill area with some home comforts and fire pits etc. There will also be a marquee where we will have all of our meals together as a community.

What if I don't have a tent?

Don’t worry. There will likely be a few people sharing tents and bunking in together. If you’re happy to share you need a place please let us know and we will connect people. Drop us an email at focus@saintmaryschurch.org

What about food?

Cooking when camping is not for everyone - SO instead we are gonna cook for everyone!! At our community pitch we are going to do breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday. To make this possible everyone who is coming will need to purchase a food ticket here.

If you have any other enquires please don’t hesitate to get in touch.