Programme

May 2017

22 - 26 May
Monday - Friday

Bouncing Back – finding resilience in God

Leader: Tony Horsfall

*** A retreat for full-time Christian workers *** We all face many challenges in life – disappointments and setbacks, trials and tribulations, pain and sorrow. Such experiences are common to us all. How can we cope with adversity, and how can we strengthen ourselves so that in the words of the apostle Paul we may be ‘knocked down, but not knocked out’?

Residential price: £310.00
Non-residential price: £210.00

30 May - 2 June
Tuesday - Friday

Ascending to His Presence

Leader: Judy Maynard

We will use the book of psalms and more particularly, the Songs of Ascent, to inspire a visual journal in the tradition of the medieval psalter. We will work through a variety of creative exercises to make images connected to the word of God that aid our consideration of his love for us and the values of his kingdom to guard our daily walk.

Residential price: £235.00
Non-residential price: £145.00

June 2017

5 June
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

9 - 11 June
Friday - Sunday

Seeking the Healer

Leader: Lynda Alsford

This retreat will focus on starting the journey of allowing the Father love of God to bring the emotional healing you seek in the area of broken dreams and/or addictive behaviour*.

Residential price: £160.00
Non-residential price: £70.00

14 June
Wednesday

Ignatian Spirituality for beginners

Leader: Revd Ian Pruden

This day will look at Ignatian Spirituality and in particular the daily prayer known as the 'Review of the Day' or the 'Daily Examen'. It will be a help to those who need to find God in the midst of busy lives.

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

15 June
Thursday

Relax, Play, Create No. 4 Next Stage Calligraphy

Leader: Roy Calthorpe

ome and take advantage of Roy’s expertise and learn the art of Calligraphy. For those who have some experience of doing calligraphy, this is an opportunity to further hone those skills.

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

16 - 18 June
Friday - Sunday

Intentionally Grounded

Leader: David Cole

Within the heritage of the Christian contemplative and mystic traditions the term ‘the ground of our being’ refers to the Divine image at the very core or centre of our being. Being intentionally grounded is to be firmly rooted in this Divine image within our self, and is to live a life intentionally journeying towards and from the ground of our being.

Residential price: £200.00
Non-residential price: £130.00

23 June
Friday

No Worries

Leader: Val Freeman

Is a worry-free life possible or even desirable for a Christian? A dip into mindful and creative recovery.

Residential option is not available
Non-residential price: £28.00

24 June
Saturday

PENHURST FAMILY DAY

An opportunity for staff and 'Family' members to meet together, to pray and to talk about the wonderful blessings that are happening here at Penhurst. If you wish to stay overnight [Friday or Saturday] please contact us asap

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

26 - 30 June
Monday - Friday

4 night WOMEN's Individually Guided Retreat

Leader: Susan Oakes

A SILENT 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. You will have time each day with an experienced prayer guide who will offer you various things to help you discern where the Lord is for you and what He may be saying to you. This will be a silent retreat made in the company of others whose presence is part of God’s gift to you for this time.

Residential price: £290.00
Non-residential option is not available

July 2017

3 - 6 July
Monday - Thursday

NEW DIRECTIONS

Leaders: Anny Rosciani-Woodhams and Anna Fisher

This retreat/workshop is for full-time Christian workers returning to the UK after ministry overseas or for an extended home assignment. It provides an opportunity to 'unpack' the transitional process and issues around adjustment in a context of group discussion, reflection and prayer within the beautiful setting of Penhurst Retreat Centre.

Residential price: £280.00
Non-residential price: £190.00

10 - 13 July
Monday - Thursday

Hearing the voice of The Beloved

Leader: Christine Strohmeier

A time to explore and deepen some of the many ways The Beloved speaks to us and can be found in all things. We will look at creative ways of tuning ourselves into God’s love song that resounds in our hearts, the melody beyond the melodies and the word beyond words, in silence and sharing, embedded in praying the Daily Offices of the Northumbria Community.

Residential price: £215.00
Non-residential price: £120.00

14 - 16 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: £185.00
Non-residential option is not available

18 July
Tuesday

Relax, Play, Create No. 5 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

19 July
Wednesday

The Cost of Living

Leader: Pen Wilcock

For people living with hyper-sensitivity, low energy, or issues of a-typical neurology. Thinking about sources of energy and finding a balance that works for us. Exploring the value of silence, solitude and simplicity as sources of calm, and sharing what we have found useful in helping us live fully and effectively.

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

22 July
Saturday

The Secret Garden

Leader: Judy Cannan

As we seek God, may we find that radiant garden within. The place where our true self flourishes fed by Love, and ego withers.

Residential price: £79.00
Non-residential price: £34.00

24 - 29 July
Monday - Saturday

5 night silent Individually Guided Retreat

Leader: Judy Cannan

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: £365.00
Non-residential option is not available

August 2017

1 - 5 August
Tuesday - Saturday

Family Debriefing Week

Come to Penhurst for some family time and an oppotunity for family debriefing. Children 0-4 come free, 4-16 year olds are half price. In addition to this, if you church or agency is a member of Global Connections you get a 10% discount.

Residential price: £270.00
Non-residential option is not available

10 - 13 August
Thursday - Sunday

Keep on running the race

Leader: Bill and Jan Wilson

A workshop/retreat designed for Christians considering, preparing for or in the early stages of purposeful retirement.

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

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 - 15 September
Monday - Friday

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

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

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 option is not available
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