We Are Richmond Holidays

We aim to provide outstanding and memorable holidays throughout the year for all members of the church family with Word-based and Christ-centred ministry to enrich and encourage you in your Christian life.

In all we do we aim to:
  • Honour God in all our activities. 
  • Be obedient to the gospel of truth and grace.
  • Provide quality holidays that exceed our guests’ expectations.
  • Provide loving and faithful Christian ministry to our guests and staff alike.  
  • Invite the participation and support of churches.
  • Encourage active prayer for our business and ministry through a community of Richmond supporters and prayer partners. 
  • Develop a broad range of Christian holidays for as wide a range of Christians as possible.
Our values are to:
  • Be Christ-centred and to point to our Lord Jesus Christ in all we do. 
  • Uphold the teaching of the Bible, being the inspired word of God. 
  • Be an open, participative, honest, committed, responsible and successful business.
  • Adhere to the Statement of Faith in line with the Evangelical Alliance. 
  • Use our tithe to bless those in the poorest countries in the world.
  • Be a blessing to the Church through the holidays and service we provide.

Our ministry is at the centre of our holidays. It's what sets us apart and makes a Richmond Holiday a Quality Christian Holiday.

Marjorie Lomax
Marjorie Lomax
12:59 18 Sep 21
The Richmond team was superb. Nothing was too much trouble for them. I had a thoroughly enjoyable time. James and... Melanie Bright were an inspiration as leaders of the spiritual aspect of the holiday. Samos was idyllic.read more
Dan Maisey
Dan Maisey
11:45 02 Sep 21
I have had a couple of holidays with Richmond; a summer break in Samos and skiing. The locations were great, the staff... fantastic and I came away from both feeling relaxed and having really enjoyed them. I would definitely recommend.read more
Jo Maybury
Jo Maybury
22:19 01 Sep 21
Great holiday with Richmond in Samos - a lovely hotel in a beautiful setting. Apart from sleeping in the sun and... swimming in the crystal clear sea, I went sailing, kayaking, early morning paddle boarding and out on a jeep trip to explore the island - green, mountainous, waterfalls, monasteries and village tavernas.The Richmond staff are amazing - friendly and helpful, nothing is too much trouble. They made the whole holiday so straightforward - despite the extra testing, form filling etc.My favourite moments? The open air cinema in a beautiful walled garden one evening, the Sunday service on the terrace overlooking sea and mountains -and the great company.Highly recommended!!!read more
Sonia Kelly
Sonia Kelly
19:32 01 Sep 21
A unique formula! In no particular order, the main ingredients are:water sports, cycling, chilling, guaranteed... sunshine ☀️, friendship, worship, fantastic /able youngsters, great outings. Oh! And fab cocktails on the terrace! A great holiday. Have been going for over 10 years and still haven’t done all I want to do, booked to return next year.read more
Michael Franks
Michael Franks
19:02 01 Sep 21
Had a brilliant time on a Richmond Holiday this year. Loved getting involved with all the water sports and that you... could use a bike at any time. All the staff were incredible, really helpful and super encouraging. Loved the personal touches of being contacted before the holiday and that seemingly everyone knew our names when we were there too. Brilliant to be in a relaxing place with other Christians and felt super well looked after. Highly recommend.read more
lozaosborne
lozaosborne
18:58 01 Sep 21
What an incredible time. Such a friendly and relaxing time! A lovely group of people. You can come on your own and find... community or come with someone else and do your own thing. A huge range of water sports to do and great optional excursion day out to really experience more of the local culture and experiences. An incredibly trustworthy holiday company who make sure you’re sorted from transport from the hotel to every detail along the way.read more
Mike Kelly
Mike Kelly
11:11 01 Sep 21
We are just back from a fabulous holiday with Richmond in Samos, Greece. Lovely people at the hotel, a beautiful... island, truly a little slice of heaven on earth. Already booked for next year!read more
Poppy Waskett
Poppy Waskett
16:44 13 Aug 21
I’m not being too bold to say that this Richmond holiday to Samos 2021 has been the best holiday of my life. I had... never been on holiday with Richmond before. I was booked for 2 weeks at the beginning of July. Once I got there I loved it so much that I extended my holiday, and then extended it again. I have just finished a 5 week holiday! With the global travel uncertainty with covid I was unsure how this would impact the holiday. But leading up to the holiday and for all the time I was there the staff (both office and resort) were so helpful and reassuring. They went above and beyond to assist with any admin. Not only are they helpful but a joy to communicate with. I was also confident whilst in Samos as all activities were covid safe.The staff team live out Gods love, joy, heart for adventure and service so beautifully. I felt I really got to know team and guests really well. I was travelling alone but made so many good friends. I found it really easy to mix with others even though I was travelling alone, the staff and guests are so inclusive. Eating together has also been a joy: whether just getting to know people, meaningful or spiritual conversations, or laughing so hard you can’t breathe.The fellowship of being around other Christians (both team and guests) has been precious.The encouragement, the ministry and the prayer times have been really spiritually enriching and restorative. It’s been a joy to see and share in what God is doing here in this place and with these people over my holiday. A few ministry highlights were sharing communion, testimonies, worship on the terrace, and spontaneous prayer moments including on paddle boards at sunrise. When you speak with someone and they say those precious words ‘can I pray with you?’, that is so great.Where can I even start with the activities? They have been so fun. I came with a notion that I wanted to learn a new skill - probably sailing. If I’m honest I was a little afraid of deep water, but one week in and I was already enjoying getting out in a single handed dingy. The instruction from the team and the confident assurance that I had in safety on the water with the competent team around (always ready for rescue) made it easy for me to dare to learn and I did. I did level 1 and 2 sailing, start windsurfing in lessons and had plenty of time to practice outside lesson time: the weekly regatta really is something to be remembered! You’ll have to come to discover it! The team have maintained energy, enthusiasm and grace throughout my (long) holiday, from the first day water front with a hilarious obstacle course to them running with the taxi to wave goodbye.Other highlights were group cycle rides to beautiful bays, mountain bikes to a sea jump spot, being taught how to race dive by one of the young people and pebble painting on the terrace with kids and adults. For those preferring a more retreat or physically resting holiday there is all the choice and variety of activity or no activity to make the holiday what you want: trips to beautiful bays, leisurely lunches and mountain villages.I travelled alone but together on this holiday it feels like family. I have a lot of amazing memories from my time Samos, I am already planning my next trip. I could not recommend Richmond Holidays more strongly!read more
Paul Bulkeley
Paul Bulkeley
11:30 30 Jul 21
What a brilliant holiday. It was the perfect combination of family fun, activities and refreshment. The team are... brilliant and really tailored the weekly plan to suit changing circumstances. The whole family loved it.So glad we made the effort to push through all the Covid hurdles. It was well worth it, even with a family of 6!read more
Reece Dougall
Reece Dougall
18:33 12 Jun 21
Top ski holiday!
Claire Harris
Claire Harris
15:00 02 Mar 21
Over the years we've had many skiing holidays with Richmond and if we weren't satisfied we wouldn't keep going back. We... booked a skiing trip for 10 of us over Christmas 2020 which had to be cancelled due to covid and we received our deposit back without asking. With all our dealings with the company we have been very impressed with their Christian ethos. The accommodation isn't luxurious but it's homely and comfortable, the food has always been good, and service is always with a smile. We will be booking again.read more
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