Programme

September 2021

27 Sep - 1 October
Monday - Friday

Seeing with the Eyes of your Heart

Leader: Steve Radley

Discover the joy of using your smartphone or camera to centre in the present moment revealing the fulness of life. This retreat will facilitate the creativity of image to speak into our life, allowing us to discover new meaning and possibilities.

Residential price: £465.00
Non-residential price: £310.00

29 September
Wednesday

Retiring Well (Online via Zoom - 6/6)

Leader: Helen Calder

FULLY BOOKED - A monthly course over six months, for those approaching retirement and for those who have finished full time work in the last year. Retirement is a time of significant change for people: it is a journey rather than an event, with many topics to think though. Session 6/6.

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

October 2021

1 - 3 October
Friday - Sunday

Work Party weekend - Friday-Sunday

Leader: Nicci Gagel and the Penhurst team

OPEN TO ALL - An opportunity to join some of our `Penhurst Family` and volunteers in some practical projects in the house and grounds. Come and enjoy the beauty and fellowship of Penhurst, while also helping maintain and develop the centre together. Normal accommodation prices apply and online booking is not available for this weekend - please book via the office. If you cannot make the whoel weekend, there is also the option to come for Saturday only.

Residential price: TBC
Non-residential option is not available

2 October
Saturday

Work Party weekend - Saturday only

Leader: Nicci Gagel and the Penhurst team

OPEN TO ALL - An opportunity to join some of our `Penhurst Family` and volunteers in some practical projects in the house and grounds. Come and enjoy the beauty and fellowship of Penhurst, while also helping maintain and develop the centre together. This booking option is for Saturday day participants, but there is also the option to come for the whole weekend - please contact the office to book.

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

9 October
Saturday

Flourishing: Life in all its fullness

Leaders: Peter Parr and Heather-Jane Ozanne

FULLY BOOKED - PLEASE CONTACT US TO JOIN THE WAITING LIST. "I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." John 10:10 NIV. What does it mean to "have life, and have it to the full"? What makes me come alive? What prevents me from flourishing? What is the relationship between flourishing and suffering? How can I use my gifts to contribute to the flourishing of my communities, the earth and the world? Do come and join us if you would like to explore the questions above in a safe and accepting space.

Residential option is not available
Non-residential price: £35.00

11 - 16 October
Monday - Saturday

5 night IGR with Dawn Pointing

Leader: Dawn Pointing

Come and deepen your relationship with God on this silent IGR. An individually guided retreat offers you the time and opportunity to pay attention to God and to be more aware of God`s 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: £490.00
Non-residential option is not available

18 - 21 October
Monday - Thursday

A Way in the Wilderness

Leader: Christopher Chapman

Where does the wilderness lie? Where might we find it? Not only in sand and rock. It stretches between ending and beginning; between loss of meaning and its recovery; between awareness of deep longing and finding that which we long for; between questioning and the start of understanding. In the Bible the wilderness is also a place of encounter with God, where we learn to understand ourselves afresh.

Residential price: £340.00
Non-residential price: £220.00

25 - 28 October
Monday - Thursday

A Journey into Silence

Leaders: Rev Peter Doodes and Fiona Bower

It`s not totally silent(!) but please read on. Silence is a rare commodity in today`s world, but the need for silence in order to contact and communicate with God is a fact, and here that opportunity will arise. You will be doing all of this without the constant pressures of an ever-nagging news media doing their calculated level best to wrench your thoughts and minds from what is really important in your life. Therefore, so we can all take advantage of what we have learned, each day of this retreat will be a separate journey into silence.

Residential price: £260.00
Non-residential price: £140.00

29 - 31 October
Friday - Sunday

Divorce Recovery Workshop

***** The DRW team are handling the bookings for this weekend. Please contact Mandy 07743 243828 or Sue 07886 552 964 or contact them via penhurst@drw.org.uk to book directly through DWR. ***** Read on for more information...

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

November 2021

1 - 5 November
Monday - Friday

4 night IGR with Dilys Threshie

Leader: Dilys Threshie

Come and deepen your relationship with God on this silent IGR. An individually guided retreat offers you the time and opportunity to pay attention to God and to be more aware of God`s 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

8 - 12 November
Monday - Friday

Jesus the Healer

Leaders: Jennifer Rees Larcombe and Carol Bostock

FULLY BOOKED. Come and engage with Jesus and find healing for difficult questions, disappointment and hidden pain. With an opportunity for one-to-one prayer ministry from Jen and the Beauty from Ashes team.

Residential price: £385.00
Non-residential option is not available

15 - 16 November
Monday - Tuesday

Living through Loss

Leader: Mandy Callf

Loss is part of our human experience, all through the different stages of our lives. The covid-19 pandemic in particular has been a time of loss: loss of freedom, loss of `normal`, loss of physical contact, loss of loved ones, especially cruel where there was no opportunity to say `goodbye`. The apartness may also have raised past losses for which we have not grieved. This retreat is a gentle time of being held in a safe place as you explore that loss and find how you can help yourself to cope with and live through loss.

Residential price: £120.00
Non-residential price: £90.00

22 - 24 November
Monday - Wednesday

Pause: Become more effective in leadership

Leader: Steve Radley

Learn how to use your smartphone or camera to become less busy and more effective in leadership. It`s easy to be busy, far harder to be effective!

Residential price: £265.00
Non-residential price: £175.00

26 - 28 November
Friday - Sunday

Journeying into Advent with Hildegard of Bingen

Leader: Brigid Main

Hildegard - an amazing 11th century mystic, poet, musician, visionary, healer and fearless campaigner. Come and discover what she might have to say to us today. As we approach Advent with its themes of waiting, preparation, light in the darkness, the weekend is an opportunity to ponder and slow down.

Residential price: £225.00
Non-residential price: £145.00

29 Nov - 2 December
Monday - Thursday

New Directions - Nov-Dec 2021

Leader: Jack and Sandra Telfer

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 transition process and issues around adjustment in a context of group discussion, reflection and prayer within the beautiful setting of the retreat centre.

Residential price: £330.00
Non-residential price: £215.00

December 2021

6 December
Monday

Quarterly Day of Prayer for Mission

Do you have a heart for the nations? Do you know mission workers who need prayer support? Come and join Judy Acheson and Chris Doust 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 - 9 December
Monday - Thursday

Women in Leadership Silent IGR *NEW DATES*

Leader: Jenny Butter

This 3-night residential experience is designed to provide a time, space and setting for a personal retreat. You will be with a small group of women 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.

Residential price: £345.00
Non-residential option is not available

13 - 15 December
Monday - Wednesday

Celtic Advent

Leader: David Cassian Cole

Advent is a significant period in the modern Christian calendar, just as it was for the ancient Celtic Christians. During this retreat, David Cole, author of the book `Celtic Advent` (BRF), will be sharing aspects of Advent and the lead up to Christmas as celebrated and focused on by the ancient Celtic Christians and monastic centres.

Residential price: £295.00
Non-residential price: £205.00

30 December - 2 January
Thursday - Sunday

New Year Retreat

Leader: Tony Horsfall

The purpose of this retreat will be to provide space and time for people to reflect on the past year and prepare for the year to come. It will be helpful for people who want to take stock of their life, perhaps because they are in transition, or simply seeking God`s will for the future.

Residential price: £360.00
Non-residential price: £240.00

February 2022

14 - 17 February
Monday - Thursday

Restore, Refresh, Recharge!

Leader: Jack and Sandra Telfer

BOOKINGS OPEN SEPT 2021. As we enter a new year this is an opportunity to lean back into the Lord - meet him where we are and receive his love, grace and strength as we continue our journey with him.

Residential price: TBC
Non-residential price: TBC

March 2022

7 March
Monday

Quarterly Day of Prayer for Mission

Do you have a heart for the nations? Do you know mission workers who need prayer support? Come and join Judy Acheson and Chris Doust 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

April 2022

25 - 28 April
Monday - Thursday

Narnia, Middle Earth and God`s Creation

Leader: Andy Swinford

BOOKINGS OPEN SEPT 2021. On this retreat we shall explore together and alone God`s wonderful creation, drawing inspiration from the Bible and from the stories of C S Lewis and J R R Tolkien (no prior knowledge needed!).

Residential price: TBC
Non-residential price: TBC

June 2022

6 June
Monday

Quarterly Day of Prayer for Mission

Do you have a heart for the nations? Do you know mission workers who need prayer support? Come and join Judy Acheson and Chris Doust 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

July 2022

16 - 24 July
Saturday - Sunday

8 Night IGR With Maureen Stringer and Chris Doust

Leaders: Maureen Stringer and Chris Doust

Come and deepen your relationship with God on this silent individually guided retreat (IGR). An IGR offers you the time and opportunity to pay attention to God and to be more aware of God`s 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: £650.00
Non-residential option is not available

16 - 22 July
Saturday - Friday

6 Night IGR With Maureen Stringer and Chris Doust

Leaders: Maureen Stringer and Chris Doust

Come and deepen your relationship with God on this silent individually guided retreat (IGR). An IGR offers you the time and opportunity to pay attention to God and to be more aware of God`s 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: £525.00
Non-residential option is not available

16 - 20 July
Saturday - Wednesday

4 Night IGR with Maureen Stringer and Chris Doust

Leaders: Maureen Stringer and Chris Doust

Come and deepen your relationship with God on this silent individually guided retreat (IGR). An IGR offers you the time and opportunity to pay attention to God and to be more aware of God`s 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 2022

5 September
Monday

Quarterly Day of Prayer for Mission

Do you have a heart for the nations? Do you know mission workers who need prayer support? Come and join Judy Acheson and Chris Doust 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

December 2022

5 December
Monday

Quarterly Day of Prayer for Mission

Do you have a heart for the nations? Do you know mission workers who need prayer support? Come and join Judy Acheson and Chris Doust 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