Programme

December 2020

7 December
Monday

A Certainty in Uncertain Times - CANCELLED

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

17 December
Thursday

Comfort and Joy - Advent day - CANCELLED

Leader: Jay Ashworth and the Penhurst team

Step aside to explore the ways that both consolation and celebration come together in the season of advent.

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

18 - 20 December
Friday - Sunday

Celtic Advent - CANCELLED

Leader: David Cole

Advent 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 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: £275.00
Non-residential price: £185.00

January 2021

25 - 28 January
Monday - Thursday

Journeying with Hildegard of Bingen

Leaders: Rev Peter Doodes and Fiona Bower

This retreat will be centred on the writings, the prayers, and the music of Hildegard. It will appeal to those that would like to know more about this theologian, visionary, mystic, composer and writer.

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

February 2021

6 - 7 February
Saturday - Sunday

Living through Loss

Leader: Mandy Callf

Loss is part of our human experience all though the different stages of our lives. 2020 in particular was 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 of that time 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 loss and live through loss.

Residential price: £130.00
Non-residential price: £95.00

15 - 18 February
Monday - Thursday

Restore... Refresh... Recharge!

Leader: Jack and Sandra Telfer

2020 was quite a year for everyone. As we enter a new year this is an opportunity to lean back into the Lord, to 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

19 - 21 February
Friday - Sunday

The Wilderness Experience

Leader: Brigid Main

As we step into Lent and follow Jesus in the wilderness, there will be space to reflect on what a wilderness experience might mean for us. A time using all our senses to experience what God may be saying to each of us. We may be surprised at what we hear and what we have to offer.

Residential price: £195.00
Non-residential price: £95.00

26 - 28 February
Friday - Sunday

`OPEN` - Post-abortion Healing Retreat

Leader: Jenny Baines, Judy McGibbon

****OPEN have booked out the whole house for this workshop so our website will show no rooms available. Please book through them via open@care.org.uk You can click on the link above or phone them on 020 7227 4709. The retreat CAN BE PAID FOR IN INSTALMENTS if that is helpful. EACH PERSON WILL HAVE THEIR OWN ROOM and personal needs and privacy will be respected at all times. Read on for more information ....

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

March 2021

1 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

3 - 5 March
Wednesday - Friday

Broken but Blessed

Leader: Rebekah Domer of the Darvell Bruderhof Community

How can we allow ourselves to be transformed through our pain, grief and loss, thus becoming a blessing to others? Structured around Jesus` Beatitudes, found in Matthew 5:1-10, we will explore how suffering and pain can be embraced as a transformative gift in our lives and the lives of others.

Residential price: £195.00
Non-residential price: £110.00

12 - 14 March
Friday - Sunday

Living with Loss following bereavement

Leader: Abi May

If you`re 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. It is a led retreat with sessions, discussions, and time for personal reflection. We want to support you as you cope with your life-changing loss.

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

19 - 21 March
Friday - Sunday

Looking over God`s Shoulder

Leader: Val Freeman

...fresh perspectives on daily life from the Ignatian examen... Drawing from the book, `Re-imagining the Ignatian Examen` by Mark E. Thibodeaux, SJ the weekend will cover entering into prayer, gratitude, looking back from the Father`s arms (a reference to Henri Nouwen`s encouragement of how we look back on past events), the Ignatian practice of praydreaming (i.e. prayerfully imagining the future) and the art of remaining in Christ during our daily lives.

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

22 - 23 March
Monday - Tuesday

Restoring the Balance

Leader: Mandy Callf

Does your life seem out of control, at everyone`s beck and call, and you find it difficult to say no? Maybe church and even God feel demanding? This retreat will focus on restoring the balance of the inner world, so as to stand firm and weather what life brings.

Residential price: £130.00
Non-residential price: £95.00

April 2021

5 - 9 April
Monday - Friday

Encountering Jesus

Leaders: Jennifer Rees Larcombe and Carol Bostock

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

12 - 15 April
Monday - Thursday

New Directions - April 2021

Leader: Tim Herbert

This retreat/workshop is for full-time Christian workers returning to the UK after ministry overseas or for an extended home assignment.

Residential price: £320.00
Non-residential price: £215.00

19 - 22 April
Monday - Thursday

Enneagram 1 - God Shaped People

Leader: Becky Widdows

Join Becky to explore the Enneagram in the Christian tradition. Come and discover more about who you are and how God might want to shape you, using Enneagram as a tool.

Residential price: £320.00
Non-residential price: £215.00

26 - 30 April
Monday - Friday

Creative Space

Leader: Jill Hoffmann

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. COME FOR ALL OR PART OF THE TIME, bringing any creative ideas you wish to explore.

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

May 2021

3 - 7 May
Monday - Friday

4 Night IGR with Susan Oakes

Leader: Susan Oakes

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

24 - 28 May
Monday - Friday

At Home With Jesus

Leader: Amy Boucher Pye

Jesus loved his friends Mary, Martha and Lazarus, and their home in Bethany was his second home. As we unpack the three gospel stories outlining some of his love of them we will explore action and contemplation, faith and doubt, despair and longing, resurrection and hope, sacrificial love and the meaning of home.

Residential price: £475.00
Non-residential price: £315.00

June 2021

7 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

12 - 20 June
Saturday - Sunday

8 night IGR with Maureen Stringer

Leader: Maureen Stringer

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

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

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

28 Jun - 1 July
Monday - Thursday

Fully Alive! Mission & Ministry Partners

Leader: Mags Duggan

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

19 - 23 July
Monday - Friday

Explore your Creativity through Watercolour

Leader: Viv Walkington

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.

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

September 2021

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

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 price: £140.00

November 2021

8 - 12 November
Monday - Friday

Jesus the Healer

Leaders: Jennifer Rees Larcombe and Carol Bostock

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

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