Friday 21 to Sunday 23 June 2019

Escape 2019


Please join us for our annual Weekend Away, when our morning and evening congregations will get together for a great time of learning together under God's Word, and enjoying fellowship, relaxation and getting to know each other better.

This year we're going again to The Tops Conference Centre at Stanwell Tops.
(For information about the venue go to



Complete the printed registration form provided at church (or download a PDF copy at the bottom of this page) and pay by EFT, cash, cheque*, debit or credit card** [Visa / Mastercard only].

    • * Please make cheques payable to 'St Mark's Anglican Church Northbridge'.
    • ** We will add 1% for all manual card payments.

Register online via the TryBooking website, with payment by debit or credit card [Visa / Mastercard / Amex]. (The link to the TryBooking site is at the bottom of this page.)

[Please read through the booking information at the bottom of this page before proceeding to the TryBooking site.]

Payment in Installments: If you would like to pay in two or more installments please complete a PRINTED registration form, and tick the box to indicate that installment payment is your preference, and someone will contact you to discuss your payment process. You can make your installment payments by cash, cheque or EFT. (PLEASE NOTE: There is no installment payment option available online. If you register via the TryBooking site you must pay IN FULL at the time of booking.)


Over the course of the weekend we will be hearing talks on the topic of "Love Actually" (1 Corinthians 13).

As always, the weekend will include plenty of time for questions and discussion, as well as time to unwind and get to know others from across our congregations.

• Social activities and arrival registration begins Friday 21 June at 7:00pm.
• Sessions run from 9:00am Saturday 22 June to 3:00pm Sunday 23 June
• There will be a program organised for the children.
• Saturday afternoon is free time with a choice of activities and time to relax.
• There are no church services at St Mark’s on Sunday 23 June.

More detailed information about the weekend program, how to get there, what to bring, etc, will be provided nearer the time.


There is no cost for children under 3 years old to come to ESCAPE, so a booking/payment option for them is not included on the form. However, we do need to know if they will be coming to ESCAPE with you, so please include the details of ALL children attending (of all ages) where you are asked to enter their names and ages in the booking form (both on paper and online).


Once again we are giving people the opportunity to make a donation to help subsidise others to attend.

If you would like to contribute in this way you can write the amount of your donation on the printed registration form and pay by EFT, cash, cheque, debit or credit card (Visa / Mastercard only).
[NOTE: We will add 1% for all manual card payments.]

If you prefer to register and pay online you can select a donation option from the list of set amounts shown: $500, $250, $100, or $50. These donation options are given at the top of the bookings page, above the list of registration options.


This year we are not able to offer any Single Rooms. There are only Twin Share and Multi Share rooms available at the Stanwell Tops venue.


For people who would like an alternative option for accommodation that is a little quieter with few more creature comforts we are providing a list of possible places to stay that are close to The Tops venue. These allow you to get out of Sydney for the weekend and attend Escape as a Day Visitor while staying close by. If you are interested in any of these, please make your enquiry or booking with the accommodation directly and just register for Escape as a Day Visitor for the Saturday and/or Sunday.


If you wish to use the online TryBooking facility, you must make your payment by card at the time of submitting your booking. There is a small booking fee (50c per item selected) which will be added to the registration cost.

If you would prefer to pay by a different method you must use the printed registration form, and hand it in at church with details of your payment.

Tickets & Receipts: After online booking, the TryBooking website will automatically email a ticket to you. Although you do not need the ticket to attend ESCAPE, if you require a receipt for your payment this is the way to obtain one.

Payment in Installments: If you would like to pay by installments, please DO NOT use the online registration form. (If you register via the TryBooking site you must pay in full at the time of booking.) If you would like to use the installment payment option you must complete a paper form and make payment via cash, cheque or EFT. Please tick the 'installment' option box on the paper form and someone will contact you to discuss your payment process.

(for online registration and payment by credit card)
(to print, complete by hand and hand in at church)


If you have any questions about registering for ESCAPE'19 please contact Sarah Spark on 0413 956 092 or email