Programme

October 2021

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 option is not available

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

FULLY BOOKED - PLEASE CONTACT US TO JOIN THE WAITING LIST. 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

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

8 December
Wednesday

Watching and Waiting

Leader: Fiona Bower

This day of reflection will explore what Advent means to us and help us to ponder the significance of this special time of year. There will be time to pause and reflect using a series of Bible readings and prayers.

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

9 December
Thursday

A Certainty in Uncertain Times

Leader: Nicci Gagel and the Penhurst team

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: £35.00

10 December
Friday

Bah Humbug!

Leader: Rev Peter Doodes

This day will use sections of the film `A Christmas Carol` to explore four themes: `The Chains of Life`, living through difficult times and situations. `In the Past`, things that hold us back now. `Living Now`, being aware of God`s call for us in the present and `Future`, understanding God`s plan for our whole life.

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

11 December
Saturday

Caught in the Light of the Star

Leaders: Jay Ashworth and Denise Fairbrother

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: £35.00

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 SOON. 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

25 - 27 February
Friday - Sunday

Into His hands: Encountering the touch of God

Leader: Brigid Main

BOOKINGS OPEN SOON. Touch is so important in our lives and is one thing that has been missed most during the Covid-19 pandemic. This retreat will explore what touch means to us, through scripture, through Jesus` use of touch and our own personal stories of God`s touch.

Residential price: TBC
Non-residential price: TBC

March 2022

2 - 4 March
Wednesday - Friday

Broken but Blessed

Leader: Rebekah Domer

Based on Rebekah`s book Broken but Blessed: Journeying from Pain to Peace with Unlikely Guides, this retreat gives retreatants the opportunity to explore their own pain in the light of God`s love. Anyone who has been broken by life will find it useful.

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

4 - 6 March
Friday - Sunday

Celtic Lent

Leader: David Cassian Cole

BOOKINGS OPEN SOON. Lent is a significant period on the modern Christian calendar, just as it was for the ancient Celtic Christians. On this retreat, David Cole, author of the book Celtic Lent (BRF), will be sharing aspects of Lent and the lead up to Easter as celebrated and focused on by the ancient Celtic Christians and monastic centres.

Residential price: TBC
Non-residential price: TBC

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 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

14 - 18 March
Monday - Friday

Men Pray Too: an IGR for men

Leader: Christopher Chapman

BOOKINGS OPEN SOON. An individually guided retreat (IGR) is largely silent but with an opportunity to meet each day, one to one, with an experienced guide. The emphasis is on attentiveness: we have time to catch up with ourselves - with our hopes, fears and desires. We pay attention to the Word of God as it meets us where we are; and we seek to discern the movement of the Spirit within our experience, drawing us in to fullness of life.

Residential price: TBC
Non-residential option is not available

21 - 25 March
Monday - Friday

Women in Leadership: Silent IGR

Leader: Jenny Butter

BOOKINGS OPEN SOON. Opportunity for women in leadership to examine their relationship with God and others in a restful, spiritual environment. 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: TBC
Non-residential option is not available

28 - 31 March
Monday - Thursday

Mindfulness of God and Personal Transformation

Leader: Shaun Lambert

BOOKINGS OPEN SOON. This retreat will focus on mindfulness and wellbeing. The approach will be holistic and will include mindfulness for health (our mental health and wellbeing) and mindfulness of God (our spiritual health and wellbeing). There will be an emphasis on times of stress and difficulty and uncertainty and how we can redeem our present moments and live life in all its fullness whatever our circumstances.

Residential price: TBC
Non-residential price: TBC

April 2022

4 - 8 April
Monday - Friday

Seeing Jesus only

Leaders: Jennifer Rees Larcombe and Carol Bostock

BOOKINGS OPEN SOON. 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: TBC
Non-residential price: TBC

25 - 28 April
Monday - Thursday

Narnia, Middle Earth and God`s Creation

Leader: Andy Swinford

BOOKINGS OPEN SOON. 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

29 Apr - 1 May
Friday - Sunday

So You Want to Write a Book?

Leader: Tony Collins

BOOKINGS OPEN SOON. A weekend to help would-be authors of fiction and non-fiction to decide and explore ideas, challenges and processes of publishing.

Residential price: TBC
Non-residential price: TBC

May 2022

9 - 13 May
Monday - Friday

4 Night IGR With Susan Oakes

Leader: Susan Oakes

BOOKINGS OPEN SOON. 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: TBC
Non-residential option is not available

16 - 20 May
Monday - Friday

Refilling Whilst We Pour Out

Leader: Hilary Murdoch

BOOKINGS OPEN SOON. Do you sometimes feel like you are pouring out of an empty cup? Well, this is an opportunity to refuel and refresh. The retreat is for people who work in Christian charities, missions, ministries or churches and also those in caring professions and roles such as medics, teachers, social workers and parents - people who spend their lives pouring out to others and sometimes forget to look after themselves.

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 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 - 10 June
Monday - Friday

The Fine Art of Paper Flowers

Leader: Viv Walkington

BOOKINGS OPEN SOON. There is something special about creating with paper. Come and join me in crafting realistic looking flowers out of crepe paper and wire, dipping into a magical botanical world with little twists along the way. If you like attention to detail and enjoy using your hands to create, this will captivate you and we hope inspire you to continue with this spectacular craft after you leave the retreat.

Residential price: TBC
Non-residential price: TBC

13 - 17 June
Monday - Friday

7 Ways to Pray

Leader: Amy Boucher Pye

BOOKINGS OPEN SOON. Through prayer we can come into a deeper relationship with God - after all, he invites us to enjoy a living, loving relationship with him. This retreat will explore seven ways to pray to foster this relationship, with each rooted in a time-tested practice.

Residential price: TBC
Non-residential price: TBC

20 - 24 June
Monday - Friday

Resting with the Healer

Leaders: Jill Hoffmann and Pat Marsh

BOOKINGS OPEN SOON. A healing retreat: Rest for the weary, nourishment for the soul, care for the burdened. Does any of this sound like something you might value? Come and immerse yourself in the transformative love of God through guided scriptural meditations, image and symbolism, music and stillness.

Residential price: TBC
Non-residential price: TBC

July 2022

4 - 7 July
Monday - Thursday

New Directions - July 2022

Leader: Tony Horsfall

BOOKINGS OPEN SOON. 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: TBC
Non-residential price: TBC

7 - 10 July
Thursday - Sunday

Running the Race - Preparing for `Retirement`

Leaders: Anne de Reybekilll and Evan Winter

BOOKINGS OPEN SOON. 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: TBC
Non-residential price: TBC

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

25 - 29 July
Monday - Friday

Was Jesus being serious? 4 night silent IGR

Leaders: Rev Peter Doodes and Fiona Bower

BOOKINGS OPEN SOON. A four day guided silent IGR with daily reflections focusing on the often-ignored realities of Jesus words to us in the Sermon on the Mount. Each day there will be a short Celtic worship service in the morning, followed by reflections on our personal challenges of The Sermon on the Mount.

Residential price: TBC
Non-residential price: TBC

29 - 31 July
Friday - Sunday

The Art of Peace

Leader: David Cassian Cole

BOOKNGS OPEN SOON. 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: TBC
Non-residential price: TBC

August 2022

8 - 12 August
Monday - Friday

Grace Space for mission partners

Leader: Jack and Sandra Telfer

BOOKINGS OPEN SOON. An extended version of Jack & Sandra`s popular Grace Space retreat specifically for those involved with overseas mission. 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: TBC
Non-residential price: TBC

15 - 19 August
Monday - Friday

Creative Space

Leader: Jill Hoffmann

BOOKINGS OPEN SOON. 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: TBC
Non-residential price: TBC

29 Aug - 2 September
Monday - Friday

Contemplative Slow Stitching

Leader: Elizabeth Scott

BOOKINGS OPEN SOON. 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: TBC
Non-residential price: TBC

September 2022

2 - 4 September
Friday - Sunday

Make a Joyful Noise - God who sings through us

Leader: Brigid and Laurie Main

BOOKINGS OPEN SOON. 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: TBC
Non-residential price: TBC

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

BOOKINGS OPEN SOON. 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: TBC
Non-residential option is not available

12 - 16 September
Monday - Friday

Rooted and Grounded in Love

Leader: Tony Horsfall

BOOKINGS OPEN SOON. 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: TBC
Non-residential price: TBC

16 - 18 September
Friday - Sunday

Coping with Grief following Bereavement

Leader: Abi May

BOOKINGS OPEN SOON. 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: TBC
Non-residential option is not available

19 September
Monday

Exploring Living in Covenant with God

Leader: Alison Marchant

BOOKINGS OPEN SOON. This relaxed, interactive day will focus on the historic idea of covenant and what it means to be in a covenant relationship with God Himself. 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

23 - 25 September
Friday - Sunday

`Penhurst Family` Work Party weekend

Leader: Nicci Gagel and the Penhurst team

BOOKINGS OPEN SOON. An opportunity for some of our `Penhurst Family` and volunteers to join 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.

Residential price: TBC
Non-residential price: TBC

October 2022

3 - 6 October
Monday - Thursday

Encounters with Healing

Leaders: Jill Hoffmann and Pat Marsh

BOOKINGS OPEN SOON. 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: TBC
Non-residential price: TBC

17 - 20 October
Monday - Thursday

Choosing Life: For people seeking new direction

Leader: Christopher Chapman

BOOKINGS OPEN SOON. 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: TBC
Non-residential price: TBC

31 Oct - 4 November
Monday - Friday

4 Night IGR With Dilys Threshie

Leader: Dilys Threshie

BOOKINGS OPEN SOON. 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: TBC
Non-residential option is not available

November 2022

14 - 18 November
Monday - Friday

Encountering Jesus the Healer

Leaders: Jennifer Rees Larcombe and Carol Bostock

BOOKINGS OPEN SOON. 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: TBC
Non-residential option is not available

25 - 27 November
Friday - Sunday

Celtic Advent

Leader: David Cassian Cole

BOOKINGS OPEN SOON. 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: TBC
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