British Academy Summer School

BASS 2022

BASS 2022

The British Academy Summer School (BASS) is a fantastic two week, annual event for young people from around the world. It’s a chance to learn together, share experiences about life and spirituality and have fun! A place where lasting friendships have been made, this Summer School is much loved by those who have attended over its long history.

Next Event

Dates: Sunday 14th - Saturday 27th July 2024
Where: Purley Chase Centre in Warwickshire.
Theme: Be Still and Know that I am God
Cost: £650.

There is so much happening in the world around us that can give us cause for concern and anxiety. And we can often experience a lot inside us that leads to similar fears. At BASS this year we will explore some of the ways that we can stop to notice the presence of the Lord amidst the anxiety-inducing events in and around us, and consider how that changes our view of those events and of our agency in addressing them. And perhaps we will also pay more attention to the good things that show the presence of the Lord.

BASS 2024 Application

Please click link above to complete the Application form for BASS 2024. Here you will also find out about payment options.

Purley Chase

Purley Chase

BASS 2017

Purley Chase Website

Find out all about the fantastic venue Purley Chase in Warwickshire

Experiences from BASS

‘To anyone considering attending BASS, keep in mind that you seriously do make what you want of it. With the right attitude it can become an amazing, beautiful and unique time that you will never forget. The friends you will make there will carry on being your friends across the seas and forever if you put the work in. True friendships are not determined by where you live, but by the love you share for one another. I was blessed to have gotten the chance to attend British Academy Summer School this past summer, I will never forget it.’ J.R

‘All-in-all, BASS was an incredible experience. I never would have imagined that so much spiritual growth could fit in two short weeks. It always feels like a huge privilege to be offered opportunities to connect with people in a New Church environment, but the mash-up of  cultures, languages and countries-of-origin at BASS made it extraordinary, and many of us are hoping that the opportunity to go back will present itself soon.’ R.M.R

‘BASS is a place where not only do you meet new people, but you grow spiritually. Young people get together and with guidance, have the freedom to question and pursue their faith, in a safe, exciting environment. The friendships here are everlasting and the questions asked are impacting. What an amazing place to spend two weeks of my life. I feel truly blessed. Thank you.’ R.N

‘I have been to BASS five times so far and I keep going back because, honestly, I can’t compare the experience to anything else. The amazing things I learn and the amazing people I meet make it truly an unforgettable experience every year.’ S.W

‘Prior to this year’s BASS I thought this was going to be my last one, but the value these two weeks bring to my life, in terms of personal reflection, having fun with new people and seeing people that have become like family to me, makes me want to keep coming back for more.’ S.A