Programme

May 2018

7 May
Monday

Jewellery Making and Pyrography

Leader: Liz and Andy Cottingham

Discover the joy of simple jewellery making or explore the art of pyrography - burning the designs onto wood.

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

25 May
Friday

Clay and Canvas

Leader: Emma Moreton

This Relax Play and Create retreat will be in two parts.The first half of the day is the "Clay" element which will involve a reflective exercise on “gratitude”. The second part of the day will focus on completing a "Canvas" painting. This can sound daunting but it is a wonderful activity for complete beginners!

Residential option is not available
Non-residential price: £30.00

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 God’s 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

15 June
Friday

Painting Nature's details in Watercolour

Leader: Viv Walkington

Come and enjoy a day's painting in the beautiful surroundings of Penhurst! It doesn't matter if you are a beginner or more experienced, because with watercolour there is always a new joy to be found and shared.

Residential option is not available
Non-residential price: £30.00

July 2018

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

13 July
Friday

Wet Felt 2

Leader: Emma Moreton

Wet Felting for complete beginners to the more experienced. We will go through the basics of wet felting, and for those wanting to experiment a bit we will add other elements. Wet felting is relaxing but also requires a bit of upper body exertion and strong hands! Please bring an apron and a rolling pin.

Residential option is not available
Non-residential price: £30.00

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 other’s lives.

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

23 July
Monday

Jewellery Making and Pyrography

Leader: Liz and Andy Cottingham

Discover the joy of simple jewellery making or explore the art of pyrography - burning the designs onto wood.

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

September 2018

3 September
Monday

Creating Flowers with Crepe Paper

Leader: Viv Walkington

If you like flowers and enjoy making things with paper, then this is for you! Using Crepe paper, glue and wire, we will construct with the use of templates, some paper flowers. You will be learning how to shape, cut and connect the paper to wires and end up with realistic looking specimens. There will be lots of advice on how to use a variety of materials and different types and weights of paper available to you. Making flowers in crepe paper’ is a suitable activity for all stages of ability.

Residential option is not available
Non-residential price: £30.00

October 2018

4 October
Thursday

Ignation Life River

Leader: Emma and Glynn Moreton

Ignatian Life River” creative day. Led by Emma and Glyn Moreton – Founders of Kasama – Creating Safe Spaces. This is both a reflective and creative day using a mixture of set questions, creativity, silence (30 minutes), personal reflection, and where appropriate, small group discussion.

Residential option is not available
Non-residential price: £30.00

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

22 October
Monday

Jewellery Making and Pyrography

Leader: Liz and Andy Cottingham

Discover the joy of simple jewellery making or explore the art of pyrography - burning the designs onto wood.

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