Programme

July 2022

4 - 7 July
Monday - Thursday

New Directions - July 2022

Leader: Jack and Sandra Telfer

This retreat is for mission partners who have returned to live in the UK or for an extended home assignment. The focus will be on helping `unpack` and understand the process of transition and change that is involved in re-entry, and to provide strategies to support the process with its many challenges.

Residential price: £380.00
Non-residential price: £245.00

7 - 10 July
Thursday - Sunday

Running the Race - Preparing for `Retirement`

Leaders: Anne de Reybekilll and Evan Winter

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: £380.00
Non-residential price: £245.00

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: £615.00
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: £425.00
Non-residential option is not available

29 - 31 July
Friday - Sunday

The Art of Peace

Leader: David Cassian Cole

Following the release of his book `The Art of Peace - life lessons from Christian Mystics`, come and join the author for teaching and discussions about the book. Over the weekend David will be talking about the four sections of the book - Stillness; Silence; Solitude; and Sanctuary.

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

August 2022

8 - 12 August
Monday - Friday

Grace Space - For Mission and Ministry Partners

Leader: Jack and Sandra Telfer

An extended version of Jack & Sandra`s popular Grace Space retreat specifically for mission partners and those involved in full-time Christian ministry (UK and overseas). An opportunity to step aside to be with `the God of all grace`, to meet with Him where we really are in our life and ministry and to receive the deep refreshment that only He can give.

Residential price: £425.00
Non-residential price: £245.00

15 - 19 August
Monday - Friday

Creative Space

Leader: Jill Hoffmann

This retreat provides mainly undirected free personal space - a chance to `be` as well as create. Bring any creative project you would like to work on, whether art, writing, poetry, collage, music, photography or other craft...

Residential price: £425.00
Non-residential price: £245.00

29 Aug - 2 September
Monday - Friday

Contemplative Slow Stitching

Leader: Elizabeth Scott

In this Contemplative Slow Stitching retreat, we will take time to reflect on Scripture; to listen to what the Lord is saying, and to deepen our communication with him. Using pre-loved fabric, colourful threads and simple running stitches, we will quietly think and pray to allow the Lord to speak to us personally.

Residential price: £425.00
Non-residential price: £245.00

September 2022

2 - 4 September
Friday - Sunday

Make a Joyful Noise - God who sings through us

Leader: Brigid and Laurie Main

Do you love music but cannot sing? Do friends and family tell you to leave the singing to others? Then this is for you! Do you sing and want to explore new songs and music? Does your repertoire need a new lease of life? Then this is for you! God made us in His own image and gave us the voices that we have. When we use our voices, God sings through us and His joy is expressed in sound. The sound of people raising their voices in praise is the sound of God singing in their hearts.

Residential price: £225.00
Non-residential price: £125.00

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 us 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 September
Friday - Sunday

Living with Loss - Bereaved by Suicide

Leader: Abi May

Life can be a struggle following the loss of a loved one or friend, and it is widely acknowledged that death by suicide can be one of the most difficult bereavements to cope with. This supportive Living with Loss retreat is for those who are grieving the loss of a family member, partner or close friend as a result of suicide. This may have been a long time ago or it may have been recent.

Residential price: £255.00
Non-residential price: £155.00

12 - 16 September
Monday - Friday

Rooted and Grounded in Love

Leader: Tony Horsfall

This retreat will focus on helping participants become firmly convinced, at the core of their being, of their identity as God`s deeply loved children, in order to become great lovers of God and those they serve. The retreat will be based on material from David Benner`s book `Surrender to Love`, and will be directed specifically at mission partners, whether working overseas or in this country.

Residential price: £475.00
Non-residential price: £295.00

16 - 18 September
Friday - Sunday

Coping with Grief following Bereavement

Leader: Abi May

If you are looking for a safe space to explore your grief in the company of others who are also grieving, then you will be very welcome at this Living with Loss retreat. This is a gentle event for people of all ages who have suffered loss through bereavement.

Residential price: £255.00
Non-residential price: £155.00

19 September
Monday

Exploring Life in Covenant with God

Leader: Alison Marchant

This relaxed, interactive day will explore what covenant originally meant in Bible times, how it has developed over the years and begin to uncover some of the amazing depth and riches of what it means for us personally to be in covenant with Almighty God today. It is an opportunity to at least begin to explore the depth of God`s amazing faithfulness to us and to His promises.

Residential option is not available
Non-residential price: £40.00

19 - 23 September
Monday - Friday

NEW: Watercolour Painting Techniques

Leader: Viv Walkington

Does your creative masterpiece always seem to be just beyond reach? Come and start the journey to its realisation here at Penhurst, painting in the medium of watercolour and learning techniques that will grow your skills and move you forward into greater creative freedom and mastery. Suitable for beginners and improvers.

Residential price: £425.00
Non-residential price: £245.00

23 - 25 September
Friday - Sunday

Work Party weekend (Friday - Sunday)

Leader: Nicci Gagel

An opportunity to get your hands dirty! Whether you are a regular guest or new to Penhurst, come and join us in some practical projects around the house and grounds. Come and enjoy the beauty and fellowship of Penhurst, while also helping maintain and develop the centre together. If you cannot make the whole weekend, there is also the option to come for Saturday only - see separate event listing.

Residential price: £180.00
Non-residential option is not available

24 September
Saturday

Work Party weekend (Saturday only)

Leader: Nicci Gagel

Open to all - an opportunity to get your hands dirty! Whether you are a regular guest or new to Penhurst, come and join us in some practical projects around 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 - see separate event listing.

Residential option is not available
Non-residential price: £40.00

26 - 30 September
Monday - Friday

Visio Divina: Divine seeing through the camera

Leader: Steve Radley

Discover the power of your [smartphone] camera to see God within the ordinary. This retreat is for anyone with a camera or smartphone and will help you discover the art of contemplative photography, using image as modern icons. The skills learnt can become part of your everyday spiritual exercise, helping you see God throughout the day, strengthen relationships and building spiritual and emotional resilience.

Residential price: £520.00
Non-residential price: £340.00

October 2022

3 - 6 October
Monday - Thursday

Encounters with Healing

Leaders: Jill Hoffmann and Pat Marsh

A healing retreat: rest for the weary, nourishment for the soul, care for the burdened. Healing our inner wounds is an important part of embracing life in all its fullness. Come and immerse yourself in the healing encounters of Jesus.

Residential price: £410.00
Non-residential price: £275.00

17 - 20 October
Monday - Thursday

Choosing Life: For people seeking new direction

Leader: Christopher Chapman

A retreat for those seeking a new direction in their lives. Choices face us within our relationships, work, and ministry. Sometimes we are aware of a specific choice that is ours to make; at other times what we recognise is the need for change, without seeing where this leads us. Sometimes events jolt us out of our former path and we don`t know how to respond.

Residential price: £380.00
Non-residential price: £245.00

21 - 23 October
Friday - Sunday

Retiring Well

Leader: Helen Calder

Retirement is a time of significant change. There are many ways to journey towards and then into retirement and many issues to think through. The course will be a mix of presentation from the front, interactive exercises in twos or threes and in plenary, as well as opportunity for time alone to think, plan and pray. The sessions slot together like a jigsaw over the three days.

Residential price: £245.00
Non-residential price: £145.00

28 - 30 October
Friday - Sunday

Divorce Recovery Workshop

Leaders: Mandy Callf and Ian Baxter

Have you been through divorce or separation? Or has your relationship irretrievably broken down? Are you asking yourself why it all happened? Why me? Struggling with the trauma? Feeling rejected? Feeling that nobody understands? At whatever stage of separation or divorce you find yourself, this workshop helps you make some sense of it all and find ways of moving forward.

Residential price: £245.00
Non-residential price: £145.00

31 Oct - 4 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: £425.00
Non-residential option is not available

November 2022

14 - 18 November
Monday - Friday

Encountering Jesus the Healer

Leaders: Jennifer Rees Larcombe and Carol Bostock

A Beauty from Ashes healing retreat focusing on deep inner healing. The retreat will include worship, teaching and opportunity for one-to-one prayer ministry with Jen and Carol from the Beauty from Ashes team.

Residential price: £475.00
Non-residential price: £295.00

21 - 24 November
Monday - Thursday

New Directions - Nov 2022

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: £380.00
Non-residential price: £245.00

25 - 27 November
Friday - Sunday

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: £310.00
Non-residential price: £210.00

28 Nov - 1 December
Monday - Thursday

Dipping Your Toe into Retreat and Silence

Leader: Dawn Pointing

New to retreats and silence, but feeling drawn to have one? This is for you - a gentle introduction. All are very welcome, faith or no faith, to take time out to simply be, to rest and reflect.

Residential price: £360.00
Non-residential option is not available

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 us 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
Tuesday

Advent: It`s a Wonderful Life

Leader: Rev Peter Doodes

A day based on the film `It`s a Wonderful Life`. The film centres on George Bailey, who gave up his personal dreams in order to help others by running his father`s small community bank, and so protect the community of Bedford Falls from a greedy businessman.

Residential option is not available
Non-residential price: £40.00

7 December
Wednesday

Advent: Let it slow

Leader: Fiona Bower

The day will take inspiration from Stephen Cottrell`s book about Advent entitled "Let it slow". The book looks at the "frazzled and fragmented" people many of us become at Christmas and suggests ways to make sense of it all and to live in a more holistic way. Using music, prayer and discussion we will explore ways of journeying through Advent fruitfully.

Residential option is not available
Non-residential price: £40.00

8 December
Thursday

Advent: A Certainty in Uncertain Times

Leader: Nicci Gagel

Advent celebrates the certainty of the coming of the Saviour of the world. This retreat day will offer space and time to reflect and meditate on what this certainty means for you in this season.

Residential option is not available
Non-residential price: £40.00

9 December
Friday

Advent: Caught in the Light of the Star

Leader: Jay Ashworth

Taking inspiration from the poems of Mary Oliver, the beauty of God`s creation and verses from scripture we invite you to step aside on this Advent Quiet Day and find refreshment, inspiration and new ways of connecting with Emmanuel, God with us.

Residential option is not available
Non-residential price: £40.00

29 December - 1 January
Thursday - Sunday

Walking with God into a New Year

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: £380.00
Non-residential price: £245.00