Programme

June 2021

12 - 20 June
Saturday - Sunday

8 night IGR with Maureen Stringer

Leader: Maureen Stringer

FULLY BOOKED. 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: £650.00
Non-residential option is not available

12 - 18 June
Saturday - Friday

6 night IGR with Maureen Stringer

Leader: Maureen Stringer

FULLY BOOKED. 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: £525.00
Non-residential option is not available

12 - 16 June
Saturday - Wednesday

4 night IGR with Maureen Stringer

Leader: Maureen Stringer

FULLY BOOKED. 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

21 - 25 June
Monday - Friday

Resting with the Healer

Leaders: Jill Hoffmann and Pat Marsh

FULLY BOOKED - PLEASE CONTACT US TO JOIN THE WAITING LIST. 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: £435.00
Non-residential option is not available

23 June
Wednesday

Retiring Well (Online via Zoom - 5/6)

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 5/6.

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

28 Jun - 1 July
Monday - Thursday

Fully Alive! Mission & Ministry Partners

Leader: Mags Duggan

FULLY BOOKED - PLEASE CONTACT US TO JOIN THE WAITING LIST. Jesus said `I have come that you might have life and have it in all its fulness`. (John 10v10) `Many sincere followers of Jesus are living wholesome lives of quiet desperation`. (Stephen W. Smith, writer and counsellor). How do we reconcile the truth contained in both of these statements? We know that Jesus has called us to be fully alive, but we know too the reality of the quiet desperation, the weariness, the dull numbness of a muted life lived in the breathless rush of our days and in the demands of our roles and responsibilities.

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

July 2021

5 - 8 July
Monday - Thursday

Mission debrief: Singles and Couples

Leaders: Doug and Jackie Wakeling and Wania Honman

Come and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of Penhurst Retreat Centre as part of your home assignment or re-entry to the UK and take the opportunity to receive a personal debrief.

Residential price: £330.00
Non-residential option is not available

12 - 16 July
Monday - Friday

4 Night IGR with Susan Oakes

Leader: Susan Oakes

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

17 - 18 July
Saturday - Sunday

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: £130.00
Non-residential price: £95.00

19 - 23 July
Monday - Friday

Explore your Creativity through Watercolour

Leader: Viv Walkington

FULLY BOOKED - ADDITIONAL PLACES MAY BECOME AVAILABLE NEARER THE TIME, SUBJECT TO THE EASING OF COVID RESTRICTIONS. CONTACT US TO JOIN THE WAITING LIST. Creativity is a gift from God, so in the relaxing atmosphere of Penhurst you will be able to focus your creativity on working up a painting (or paintings) of your own choice in the medium of watercolour or mixed media if preferred.

Residential price: £335.00
Non-residential price: £175.00

26 - 30 July
Monday - Friday

Grace Space for mission partners

Leader: Jack and Sandra Telfer

FULLY BOOKED - ADDITIONAL PLACES MAY BECOME AVAILABLE NEARER THE TIME, SUBJECT TO THE EASING OF COVID RESTRICTIONS. CONTACT US TO JOIN THE WAITING LIST. 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: £375.00
Non-residential price: £210.00

August 2021

6 - 8 August
Friday - Sunday

Coping with Grief

Leader: Abi May

This small retreat (maximum 8 participants) is intended for those who are grieving following an unexpected bereavement, such as due to Covid-19, suicide or other causes, or an `out of order` bereavement such as the loss of a child or younger sibling.

Residential price: £295.00
Non-residential price: £195.00

13 - 15 August
Friday - Sunday

Living Free - Seeking Stillness retreat

Leaders: Sarah Chabowska and Libby Dobson

"He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me" (Psalm 18:19). This weekend will be a chance to reflect on ways in which we can move into greater freedom in our lives. Some aspects we will consider are; the need for rest and solitude, a sense of our own personal value, and God`s compassion for us.

Residential price: £290.00
Non-residential price: £195.00

16 - 19 August
Monday - Thursday

New Directions - August 2021

Leader: Jack and Sandra Telfer

FULLY BOOKED - ADDITIONAL PLACES MAY BECOME AVAILABLE NEARER THE TIME, SUBJECT TO THE EASING OF COVID RESTRICTIONS. CONTACT US TO JOIN THE WAITING LIST. 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

20 - 23 August
Friday - Monday

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: £355.00
Non-residential price: £235.00

September 2021

3 - 5 September
Friday - Sunday

Greening the Earth and our Lives

Leader: Brigid Main

Hildegard - an amazing 11th century mystic, poet, musician, visionary, healer and fearless campaigner. What might she have to say to us today? Through spending time with her writings, music and art we may find an invitation to ponder and follow her towards a growing greenness in our lives.

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

6 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

8 September
Wednesday

Intro to Brain and Soul Boosting (Online)

Leader: Louise Morse

Are you involved in work and/or pastoral care of older people and/or people with dementia? Come and join this short online introduction to Brain and Soul Boosting (BSB), originally designed by cognitive behavioural therapist Louise Morse, together with a psychogeriatric nurse and home manager as a series of sessions for small groups of older people living independently in retirement housing, including those with dementia.

Residential option is not available
Non-residential price: £5.00

10 - 12 September
Friday - Sunday

Breathing In, Breathing Out

Leader: David Cassian Cole

Compassion and loving kindness are rare today. We should be an incarnation of these Divine characteristics. This weekend you`ll learn to gain a greater sense of self compassion through contemplative practice (Breathing In), therefore becoming a more compassionate person, pouring that out in a life of action through compassionate outreach (Breathing Out).

Residential price: £275.00
Non-residential price: £185.00

13 September
Monday

Living in Covenant with God

Leader: Alison Marchant

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: £35.00

22 - 25 September
Wednesday - Saturday

Women in Leadership Silent IGR

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

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

9 October
Saturday

Flourishing: Life in all its fullness

Leaders: Peter Parr and Heather-Jane Ozanne

"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 have booked out the whole house for this workshop so our website will show no rooms available. 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 price: £245.00
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

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

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

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

February 2022

14 - 17 February
Monday - Thursday

Restore, Refresh, Recharge!

Leader: Jack and Sandra Telfer

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: £295.00
Non-residential price: £175.00

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

24 - 28 April
Sunday - Thursday

Narnia, Middle Earth and God`s Creation

Leader: Andy Swinford

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: £320.00
Non-residential price: £195.00

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

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