Programme

August 2017

14 - 20 August
Monday - Sunday

6 night silent Individually Guided Retreat

Leader: Dawn Pointing

An Individually Guided Retreat gives you an opportunity to take time out with God, to receive His love and grace as you prayerfully ponder the scriptures.

Residential price: £435.00
Non-residential option is not available

23 - 25 August
Wednesday - Friday

Managing the stress of mission

Leader: Tim Herbert

Mission workers often suffer from massive amounts of long-term stress, leading to poor mental, spiritual and physical health. How can we understand ourselves better, and learn how to become less stressed? What techniques can we adopt to live more slowly and sustainably in a high-pressure world?

Residential price: £125.00
Non-residential price: £90.00

29 Aug - 1 September
Tuesday - Friday

Debriefing Week - singles and couples

Leader: Tim Herbert

Come and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of Penhurst Retreat Centre as part of your home assignment, and take the opportunity to receive a personal debrief.

Residential price: £245.00
Non-residential option is not available

September 2017

2 September
Saturday

Relax, Play, Create No. 6 Wet Felt Workshop

Leader: Barbara Powell-Jones

This Wet Felt Workshop will take you through the process of how to make a piece of felt using a beautiful selection of coloured marino wools. Instructions will be provided to make your final piece into a journal cover (in your own time or at a future workshop) should you wish to.

Residential option is not available
Non-residential price: £25.00

4 September
Monday

Quarterly day of prayer

Quarterly Day of Prayer for the spreading of God’s love across the world hosted by Judy Acheson and Chris Doust. Come and join Judy and Chris for a day of prayer for the worldwide Mission community. No charge but donations towards a light lunch would be appreciated.

Residential option is not available
Non-residential price: TBC

6 - 8 September
Wednesday - Friday

Being in Community

Leader: Revd Ian Pruden

What does it mean to be in community with others, and with God? This residential retreat will look at the joy of being together working out how we respond to God’s love, how we form community in diversity, and what it means to be in community with God.

Residential price: £150.00
Non-residential price: £86.00

8 - 10 September
Friday - Sunday

What does true happiness look like?

Leader: Andy Parnham

Four sessions exploring what happiness is.

Residential price: £195.00
Non-residential price: £120.00

11 - 14 September
Monday - Thursday

Turning broken dreams into new beginnings

Leader: Sheridan Voysey

Based on Sheridan's book Resurrection Year

Residential price: £275.00
Non-residential price: £160.00

18 - 22 September
Monday - Friday

An Introduction to Individually Guided Retreats

Leader: Maureen Stringer

An Introduction to Individually Guided Retreats for those who haven't been on a silent guided retreat before.

Residential price: £270.00
Non-residential price: £140.00

22 - 25 September
Friday - Monday

Keep on Running The Race [RESCHEDULED]

Leader: Bill and Jan Wilson

This is a workshop/retreat designed for Christians who are considering, preparing for or in the early stages of purposeful retirement.

Residential price: £170.00
Non-residential price: £100.00

25 - 28 September
Monday - Thursday

Tender Saviour - a healing retreat

Leader: Pat Marsh

A healing retreat: rest for the weary, nourishment for the hungry, care for the burdened. Does any of this sound like something you might value?

Residential price: £270.00
Non-residential price: £180.00

29 September
Friday

The Power of Love

Leaders: Marilyn Baker and Tracy Williamson

Join Marilyn, Tracy and their team for a day on understanding the Father's heart. There will be teaching, worship and times for 1-1 prayer with the team. Drinks will be available, but no lunch will be provided so PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH.

Residential option is not available
Non-residential price: £15.00

October 2017

2 October
Monday

Relax, Play, Create No. 7 Drawing workshop

Leader: Roy Calthorpe

Roy will be leading you in the art of drawing, whether you’re a beginner or more experienced. This is an opportunity for you to relax, enjoy, and enhance your abilities.

Residential option is not available
Non-residential price: £25.00

4 - 6 October
Wednesday - Friday

Weak people, mighty pray-ers

Leader: Revd Francis & Tina Cumberlege

Come and learn more about prayer in it's many forms from some of the great pray-ers of the Bible. There will be times of teaching but also times of quiet to be still and to listen to God.

Residential price: £150.00
Non-residential price: £70.00

6 - 8 October
Friday - Sunday

Work-life Balance

Leader: Jenny Butter

Work-life balance is a well-known phrase, but is it really possible? Can it be a reality for you?

Residential price: £205.00
Non-residential price: £140.00

11 - 13 October
Wednesday - Friday

Making the Most of Mid-life

Leader: Julia McGuinness

Mid-life transition cannot be pigeon-holed into one narrow age-bracket. Yet whenever experienced, it is a life-stage with some common characteristics. In this retreat, we will chart the landscape of mid-life transition, and seek to reflect on it in the light of Christ rather than the mirror of our culture.

Residential price: £175.00
Non-residential price: £95.00

18 October
Wednesday

Turning Out The Lights

Leader: Pen Wilcock

"I will give you treasures of darkness and riches hidden in mystery" Isaiah 45.3

Residential option is not available
Non-residential price: £25.00

19 October
Thursday

Introduction to Reflective Practice Workshop

Leaders: Revd David Flagg and Maureen King

**** FOR ALL WITH AN AUTHORISED ROLE IN PASTORAL OR SPIRITUAL ACCOMPANIMENT **** A day for Clergy & other Ministers, Pastoral Care Team Leaders, Lay Ministers, Chaplains, and anyone else who has an authorised role in a pastoral or spiritual accompaniment context. This workshop aims to introduce you to the kind of support available through engaging with Reflective Practice. It contains a variety of input including teaching, group discussion, and exercises.

Residential price: £90.00
Non-residential price: £40.00

20 - 22 October
Friday - Sunday

The Mindful Christian:

Leader: Shaun Lambert

Join Shaun as he explores mindfulness in its different aspects and in relation to Jesus’ teaching on watchfulness in Mark’s gospel.

Residential price: £190.00
Non-residential price: £115.00

29 Oct - 1 November
Sunday - Wednesday

Silent Guided Retreat For Men in Leadership

Leader: David Jones

WHY COME AND WHAT TO EXPECT? This 3 day residential experience is designed to provide a time, space and setting for deep personal retreat. You will be with a small group of men (up to 6 in total) with similar yet individually unique motivations and approaches to this retreat. It is primarily individual, though there is an unusual and often profound blessing that comes from being alongside others doing the same thing (see more on this below).

Residential price: £280.00
Non-residential option is not available

November 2017

1 November
Wednesday

Relax, Play, Create No. 8 Wet Felt Workshop

Leader: Barbara Powell-Jones

This Wet Felt Workshop will take you through the process of how to make a piece of felt using a beautiful selection of coloured marino wools. Instructions will be provided to make your final piece into a journal cover (in your own time or at a future workshop) should you wish to.

Residential option is not available
Non-residential price: £25.00

6 - 10 November
Monday - Friday

Hear My Prayer: A Journey into silence

Leader: Christine Strohmeier

**** A 4 night Autumn retreat for women**** Join the rhythm of nature, when nights are long & days are short & gift yourself with a stilled time of retreat. Enter into a time of dreaming & hibernating as you seek the Light of Christ within.

Residential price: £325.00
Non-residential price: £210.00

12 - 17 November
Sunday - Friday

5 night silent Individually Guided Retreat

Leader: Dilys Threshie

An Individually Guided Retreat gives you an opportunity to take time out with God, to receive His love and grace as you prayerfully ponder the scriptures.

Residential price: £340.00
Non-residential price: £170.00

22 November
Wednesday

Relax, Play, Create No. 9 Callig Christmas cards

Leader: Roy Calthorpe

Roy will be offering expert tuition in Calligraphy leading to the creation of your own personalised Christmas Cards.

Residential option is not available
Non-residential price: £25.00

27 Nov - 1 December
Monday - Friday

Coming Home

Leaders: Jennifer Rees Larcombe and Carol Bostock

‘In returning and rest… in quietness and confidence shall be your strength.’ (Isaiah 30:15) In this busy, rushing world we find strength in ‘coming home’ to a place of peace and comfort where we can encounter God’s healing Presence.

Residential price: £315.00
Non-residential price: £195.00

December 2017

4 December
Monday

Quarterly Day of Prayer

Quarterly Day of Prayer for the spreading of God’s love across the world hosted by Judy Acheson and Chris Doust. Come and join Judy and Chris for a day of prayer for the worldwide Mission community. No charge but donations towards a light lunch would be appreciated.

Residential option is not available
Non-residential price: TBC

6 December
Wednesday

Relax, Play, Create No. 10 Jewellery + Pyrography

Leader: Liz and Andy Cottingham

Have a creative day at Penhurst, discovering the joy of simple jewellery making or exploring the art of pyrography - burning designs on to wood.

Residential price: £70.00
Non-residential price: £20.00

9 December
Saturday

Live Jesus - An Advent Prayer Sampler Day

Leader: Sue Cash

Come & explore ways of meeting Jesus in Advent through a variety of prayer ways. We shall explore the ways in which your personal call to LIVE JESUS in your unique way may flow into your daily life & prayer. There will be times of personal & shared stillness & silence together as well as Advent scripture, art, poetry & chant.

Residential option is not available
Non-residential price: £34.00

February 2018

3 February
Saturday

My Yoke is Easy

Leader: Phillippa Winton

This will be a day of quiet reflection in which we will listen to God to help us listen to ourselves and in doing so discover what makes our hearts sing and our burden light.

Residential price: £75.00
Non-residential price: £25.00

11 - 14 February
Sunday - Wednesday

Grace Space

Leader: Jack and Sandra Telfer

An opportunity to step aside to be with ‘the God of all grace’ - Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We will take time to reflect on God’s grace and our response in the various circumstances we face.

Residential price: £225.00
Non-residential price: £115.00

16 - 18 February
Friday - Sunday

Enneagram - God shaped people 1

Leader: Becky Widdows

Come and discover more about who you are and how God might want to shape you, using Enneagram as a tool. Enneagram is Greek for ‘9 points’. It’s a system that describes nine personality types and we’ll use it to help us grow in understanding ourselves and others. Join Becky to explore the Enneagram in the Christian tradition.

Residential price: £200.00
Non-residential price: £120.00

26 Feb - 1 March
Monday - Thursday

NEW DIRECTIONS

Leaders: Maryann Richard and Tim Herbert

This retreat/workshop is for full-time Christian workers returning to the UK after ministry overseas or for an extended home assignment.

Residential price: £290.00
Non-residential price: £190.00

March 2018

1 - 4 March
Thursday - Sunday

RUNNING THE RACE - Our Retirement Years

Leaders: Maryann Richard and Paul Lindsay

This course will seek to help those who have been involved in full-time Christian ministry (UK and overseas) prepare for retirement and the years beyond. It will look at what we understand by ‘retirement’, the Biblical approach to old age, and in particular at the spirituality of ageing.

Residential price: £270.00
Non-residential price: £180.00

6 March
Tuesday

Lent Quiet Day

Leader: Sue Cash

A gentle day to draw breath, to rest in God and deepen your prayer in this season of lent. There will be times of shared and personal prayer, spiritual practices to explore and a time for a Holy Pause in your life.

Residential option is not available
Non-residential option is not available

9 - 11 March
Friday - Sunday

Embracing and Celebrating Being Single

Leader: Christine Strohmeier

A weekend for single women to explore questions, struggles and blessings in relation to being single and seeking to find God’s love in our situation in life.

Residential price: £200.00
Non-residential price: £110.00

19 - 21 March
Monday - Wednesday

the Lords Prayer - revisiting 'the familiar'

Leader: Joy Green

We may say we know the ‘Lord’s Prayer by ‘heart’ but how can we learn more of what it means for us as representatives of God’s kingdom here on earth and also what might God be saying to us personally in this familiar prayer? The aim of this retreat is to discover more within these beautiful words.

Residential option is not available
Non-residential option is not available

23 - 25 March
Friday - Sunday

Surprised by Joy

Leader: Andy Swinford

A retreat exploring the experience of Joy, taking inspiration from the Narnia stories and other writings by C S Lewis, as well as from scripture.

Residential option is not available
Non-residential option is not available

April 2018

10 - 11 April
Tuesday - Wednesday

Bishop Richard

Residential option is not available
Non-residential option is not available

16 - 20 April
Monday - Friday

Beauty From Ashes

Leaders: Jennifer Rees Larcombe and Carol Bostock

A time for people who want to engage with Jesus and find healing for difficult questions, disappointment and hidden pain. With an opportunity for one-to-one prayer ministry with Jen or Carol.

Residential price: £325.00
Non-residential option is not available

21 April
Saturday

Penhurst Family Day

Residential option is not available
Non-residential option is not available

May 2018

21 - 25 May
Monday - Friday

Refresh Your Soul

Leader: Tony Horsfall

Info to follow

Residential option is not available
Non-residential option is not available

29 May - 29 January
Tuesday - Monday

Photography Retreat

Leader: Steve Radley

Residential option is not available
Non-residential option is not available

June 2018

23 Jun - 1 July
Saturday - Sunday

8 Night Silent IGR

Leader: Maureen Stringer

Residential option is not available
Non-residential option is not available

July 2018

2 - 6 July
Monday - Friday

NEW DIRECTIONS

Residential option is not available
Non-residential option is not available

9 - 12 July
Monday - Thursday

Tending the Garden of Our Soul

Residential option is not available
Non-residential option is not available

13 - 15 July
Friday - Sunday

TIME FOR MARRIAGE WEEKEND

Leader: Time For Marriage Team

****£370 per couple BOOK ONLINE AT timeformarriage.org.uk**** ___________________________________________________________________________________________ This IS a residential course but bookings for this weekend should be made through 'Time for Marriage' via the link above.

Residential price: TBC
Non-residential option is not available

16 - 19 July
Monday - Thursday

Led by Mags Duggan details to follow

Residential price: TBC
Non-residential price: TBC

20 - 22 July
Friday - Sunday

Anthony and Sarah Wingfield

Leader: Anthony and Sarah Wingfield

Residential option is not available
Non-residential option is not available

August 2018

13 - 16 August
Monday - Thursday

NEW DIRECTIONS

Leaders: Debbie Hawker and Anny Rosciani-Woodhams

This retreat/workshop is for full-time Christian workers returning to the UK after ministry overseas or for an extended home assignment.

Residential price: £290.00
Non-residential price: £190.00

September 2018

7 - 9 September
Friday - Sunday

From Zero to Hero

Leader: Dr Rachel Cason

Residential option is not available
Non-residential option is not available

17 - 21 September
Monday - Friday

Beauty from Ashes retreat

Leaders: Jennifer Rees Larcombe and Carol Bostock

A time for people who want to engage with Jesus and find healing for difficult questions, disappointment and hidden pain. With an opportunity for one-to-one prayer ministry with Jen or Carol.

Residential price: £325.00
Non-residential price: £195.00

24 - 28 September
Monday - Friday

Four Night IGR for Beginners

Leader: Maureen Stringer

Residential option is not available
Non-residential option is not available

October 2018

5 - 7 October
Friday - Sunday

Experiencing the Light of the World

Leader: Val Freeman & Gill Hawkins

Residential option is not available
Non-residential option is not available

12 - 14 October
Friday - Sunday

Celtic Spirituality

Leader: David Cole

More info to follow

Residential option is not available
Non-residential option is not available

15 - 20 October
Monday - Saturday

5 Night Silent IGR Rooted and Established in Love

Leader: Dilys Threshie

Residential option is not available
Non-residential option is not available

24 October
Wednesday

First World War

Leader: Clive Woodwood

Residential option is not available
Non-residential price: TBC