Programme

October 2017

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

12 - 17 November
Sunday - Friday

5 night silent Individually Guided Retreat

Leader: Dilys Threshie

An individually guided retreat offers you the time and opportunity to pay attention to God and to be more aware of Godís work in your life. It also gives the space to pray and to reflect on your life, to consider the decisions you have to make, and the priorities you want to set.

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

22 November
Wednesday

Relax, Play, Create 9 Calligraphy 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

ĎIn returning and restÖ in quietness and confidence shall be your strength.í (Isaiah 30:15) In this busy, rushing world we find strength in Ďcoming homeí to a place of peace and comfort where we can encounter Godís 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 Godís 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

4 - 7 February
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: £260.00
Non-residential option is not available

11 - 14 February
Sunday - Wednesday

Grace Space

Leader: Jack and Sandra Telfer

Step aside to be with Ďthe God of all graceí - Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We will take time to reflect on Godís 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 Ď9 pointsí. Itís a system that describes nine personality types and weíll 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

23 - 25 February
Friday - Sunday

'OPEN' - post Abortion Healing Retreat

Leader: Jenny Baines, Judy Mc Gibbon

****£195 per person book via open@care.org.uk **** ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Despite what it says above this IS a residential course but bookings for this weekend should be made directly through OPEN who have booked the whole Centre for the weekend. Please book directly through them via the link above or phone them on 020 7227 4709. The retreat CAN BE PAID FOR IN INSTALLMENTS if that is helpful. EACH PERSON WILL HAVE THEIR OWN ROOM and personal needs and privacy will be respected at all times.

Residential price: £195.00
Non-residential option is not available

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 - Embracing 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 Ďretirementí, the Biblical approach to old age, and in particular at the spirituality of ageing.

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

5 March
Monday

Quarterly Day of Prayer

Quarterly Day of Prayer for the spreading of Godís 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 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 price: £75.00
Non-residential price: £25.00

9 - 11 March
Friday - Sunday

Embracing and Celebrating Being Single

Leader: Christine Strohmeier

A weekend for women, whether single, widowed, or divorced, to explore questions, struggles and blessings.

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

12 - 15 March
Monday - Thursday

Silence Speaks - A Spring time IGR

Leaders: Revd Peter Doodes and Fiona Bower

This retreat provides an opportunity to step aside from the busyness, stress and strains of everyday life and spend time experiencing the rest and peace that Jesus wants you to experience, a time of rest, quiet prayer and reflection.

Residential price: £210.00
Non-residential price: £105.00

19 - 21 March
Monday - Wednesday

The Lords Prayer - revisiting 'the familiar'

Leader: Joy Green

We may say we know the Lordís Prayer by Ďheartí but how can we learn more of what it means for us as representatives of Godís 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 price: £170.00
Non-residential price: £85.00

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 price: £180.00
Non-residential price: £90.00

April 2018

6 - 8 April
Friday - Sunday

Life Balance

Leader: Jenny Butter

Work-life balance off kilter? Need to figure out how to use your time in retirement? Feeling drained whilst caring for small children?

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

10 - 11 April
Tuesday - Wednesday

That was then, but where are we now? ...

Leader: Bp Richard Jackson

****... How Old Testament Law translates in the 21st Century.**** How do we work out which of the old 'Law' still stands nowadays? - Does all of it stand verbatim? - Does some of it, but with caveats? - Or has it all been transformed by the coming of Jesus?

Residential price: £80.00
Non-residential price: £40.00

16 - 20 April
Monday - Friday

A '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

21 April
Saturday

Penhurst Family Day

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

23 - 27 April
Monday - Friday

4 Night Silent IGR

Leader: Judy Cannan

An individually guided retreat offers you the time and opportunity to pay attention to God and to be more aware of Godís work in your life. It also gives the space to pray and to reflect on your life, to consider the decisions you have to make, and the priorities you want to set.

Residential price: £305.00
Non-residential option is not available

May 2018

14 - 18 May
Monday - Friday

4 Night Silent IGR

Leader: Judy Cannan

An individually guided retreat offers you the time and opportunity to pay attention to God and to be more aware of Godís work in your life. It also gives the space to pray and to reflect on your life, to consider the decisions you have to make, and the priorities you want to set.

Residential price: £305.00
Non-residential option is not available

21 - 25 May
Monday - Friday

Refresh Your Soul

Leader: Tony Horsfall

This retreat is for anyone in some form of full-time ministry, at home or overseas. Such a calling will not only be busy but involve a lot of giving out to others. The demands of ministry can leave us feeling drained and spiritually dry, which is why it is essential to practice soul care Ė to look after our inner life.

Residential price: £320.00
Non-residential price: £220.00

June 2018

1 - 3 June
Friday - Sunday

Seeing the Light of Life

Leader: Reverend Steve Radley

Come and discover how to see your context in new ways using the gift of photography. To participate a camera will be required, but any level of photography is welcome from the beginner who only snaps with their smartphone to experienced photographers.

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

4 - 6 June
Monday - Wednesday

Finding peace in Godís creation

Leader: Dominic Couzens

This retreat is all about noticing and appreciating God's creation. Enjoy walking around the beautiful countryside of the Sussex High Weald with Dominic as your nature guide. He will identify birds and other flora and fauna as you walk together. Combine that with some delicious meals at the Centre and an evening meditation to finish off the day.

Residential price: £180.00
Non-residential price: £90.00

8 - 10 June
Friday - Sunday

The bread of life: Chosen Blessed Broken Given

Leader: Andrea Parker

This retreat is based on Henri Nouwenís book in which he likens the life of the believer to the communion bread, which is at first, chosen, then blessed, then broken and finally given out. It is a retreat for those who maybe know in their head that they are chosen and loved by God but are struggling to feel the benefit of this, in their daily lives.

Residential price: £195.00
Non-residential price: £125.00

23 Jun - 1 July
Saturday - Sunday

8 Night Silent IGR

Leader: Maureen Stringer

An individually guided retreat offers you the time and opportunity to pay attention to God and to be more aware of Godís work in your life. It also gives the space to pray and to reflect on your life, to consider the decisions you have to make, and the priorities you want to set.

Residential price: £535.00
Non-residential option is not available

23 - 29 June
Saturday - Friday

6 Night Silent IGR

Leader: Maureen Stringer

An individually guided retreat offers you the time and opportunity to pay attention to God and to be more aware of Godís work in your life. It also gives the space to pray and to reflect on your life, to consider the decisions you have to make, and the priorities you want to set.

Residential price: £425.00
Non-residential option is not available

23 - 27 June
Saturday - Wednesday

4 Night Silent IGR

Leader: Maureen Stringer

An individually guided retreat offers you the time and opportunity to pay attention to God and to be more aware of Godís work in your life. It also gives the space to pray and to reflect on your life, to consider the decisions you have to make, and the priorities you want to set.

Residential price: £305.00
Non-residential option is not available

July 2018

2 July
Monday

Quarterly Day of Prayer

Quarterly Day of Prayer for the spreading of Godís 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

2 - 6 July
Monday - Friday

Creative Space

Leader: Jill Hoffman

This retreat provides mainly undirected free personal space - so a chance to 'be' as well as create. There will be no set 'led' sessions apart from the usual rhythm of prayer at the Centre. Participants will have space to work on their own creative ideas whether writers, poets, musicians, photographers, visual artists and any kind of craft makers. No experience necessary.

Residential price: £280.00
Non-residential price: £120.00

9 - 12 July
Monday - Thursday

Tending the Garden of Our Soul

Leader: Christine Strohmeier

The Bible often uses metaphors taken from the natural world to describe the inner journey we take as we walk through life. What does working the soil, planting, growing and harvesting teach us about cultivating the garden of our soul?

Residential price: £225.00
Non-residential price: £130.00

13 - 15 July
Friday - Sunday

TIME FOR MARRIAGE WEEKEND - £370 per couple

Leader: Time For Marriage Team

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

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

16 - 19 July
Monday - Thursday

An invitation to Trust and Transformation :

Leader: Mags Duggan

A retreat for overseas mission partners and full-time UK Christian Workers providing teaching from Mags followed by silent reflection as well as the chance to share, rest, feel supported and gain encouragement for our particular journey with God.

Residential price: £280.00
Non-residential price: £170.00

20 - 22 July
Friday - Sunday

Connecting through personal stories

Leader: Anthony and Sarah Wingfield

The aim of the retreat is to co-create a mosaic of stories that, together, weave a tapestry of God at work in each otherís lives.

Residential price: £180.00
Non-residential price: £90.00

24 - 27 July
Tuesday - Friday

Debriefing Retreat for singles and couples

Leaders: Richard and Storm Hann and Doug and Jackie Wakeling

*****10% discount applies if your organisation is a member of GLOBAL CONNECTIONS and, if you are funding your stay yourself and would struggle to pay the full amount we will accept whatever you can prayerfully afford***** Contact the office to book: 01424 892088 OR info@penhurst.org.uk if you are not paying the full amount. Come and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of Penhurst Retreat Centre as part of your home assignment Or re-entry and take the opportunity to receive a personal debrief.

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

30 Jul - 3 August
Monday - Friday

4 Night Silent IGR for Women

Leader: Susan Oakes

An individually guided retreat offers you the time and opportunity to pay attention to God and to be more aware of Godís work in your life. It also gives the space to pray and to reflect on your life, to consider the decisions you have to make, and the priorities you want to set.

Residential price: £305.00
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

19 - 24 August
Sunday - Friday

5 Night Silent IGR with Dawn Pointing

Leader: Dawn Pointing

An individually guided retreat offers you the time and opportunity to pay attention to God and to be more aware of Godís work in your life. It also gives the space to pray and to reflect on your life, to consider the decisions you have to make, and the priorities you want to set.

Residential price: £395.00
Non-residential option is not available

September 2018

1 September
Saturday

PENHURST OPEN DAY

Leader: Bp Richard Jackson

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

5 - 7 September
Wednesday - Friday

The Time Lord - Who?

Leader: Revd Steve Clark

In our frenetic world itís worth pausing to take note of how The Timeless One operates.

Residential price: £180.00
Non-residential price: £110.00

7 - 9 September
Friday - Sunday

From Zero to Hero

Leader: Dr Rachel Cason

This retreat would be of interest/use to anyone who has a complex life history, such as Adult Third Culture Kids. If you identify as an adult TCK; Global Nomad; Business Kid; Military Child; International Student; or an Adult Child of Expats then this retreat is for you.

Residential price: £185.00
Non-residential price: £95.00

17 - 21 September
Monday - Friday

A '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 Silent IGR for Beginners

Leader: Maureen Stringer

For those who haven't been on a silent guided retreat before. This retreat will give you an opportunity to try out an Individually Guided Silent Retreat in a supportive environment.

Residential price: £305.00
Non-residential option is not available

30 Sep - 3 October
Sunday - Wednesday

Joy, Brokenness and Mission

Leaders: Rick Grose Liz Cox, and Val Smith

This retreat is open to all but will be especially relevant to those in leadership,missionaries on furlough and those processing mid-life transition issues. Led by Liz Cox and Val Smith from Transformational Leadership Centre and Rick Grose.

Residential price: £230.00
Non-residential price: £115.00

October 2018

5 - 7 October
Friday - Sunday

Experiencing Holman Hunt's 'Light of the World'

Leader: Val Freeman & Gill Hawkins

This is an opportunity to come aside from the world for a time, hear the word and experience intimacy with the Godhead. Using Holman Hunt's 'Light of the World' painting as our starting point we will explore the questions it raises, the responses it evokes and the challenges it brings.

Residential price: £170.00
Non-residential price: £80.00

12 - 14 October
Friday - Sunday

The Way of Paradox learning to live in the mystery

Leader: David Cole

Drawing from the richness found in the Christian contemplative and mystic tradition, come and discover how to live in the mystery found in the spiritual life: living in the paradox of - prayer in the absence of words; becoming an orthodox heretic; and living the wayless way.

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

15 October
Monday

Quarterly Day of Prayer

Quarterly Day of Prayer for the spreading of Godís 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

15 - 19 October
Monday - Friday

4 Night Silent IGR Rooted and Established in Love

Leader: Dilys Threshie

An individually guided retreat offers you the time and opportunity to pay attention to God and to be more aware of Godís work in your life. It also gives the space to pray and to reflect on your life, to consider the decisions you have to make, and the priorities you want to set.

Residential price: £305.00
Non-residential option is not available

19 - 21 October
Friday - Sunday

Seeing in the dark

Leader: Christopher Chapman

Meeting God in times of struggle and difficulty. Life is joyful, beautiful and a rich blessing, but also difficult, painful and mysterious. This retreat will draw on imagery from the Christian spiritual tradition to explore the part struggle plays within human growth and our experience of God.

Residential price: £210.00
Non-residential price: £130.00

24 October
Wednesday

The life and works of Charles Raven

Leader: Reverend Clive Woodward

Remembering the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1, reflect on the life of this Anglican preacher and Army chaplain.

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