Programme

February 2021

20 February
Saturday

Into the Wilderness - Lent Quiet Day (Online)

Leader: Brigid Main

A virtual opportunity to step into Lent and follow Jesus in the wilderness. There will be space to reflect on what a wilderness experience might mean for us in this time of a global pandemic. A time to use 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 option is not available
Non-residential price: £30.00

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

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

26 - 28 March
Friday - Sunday

Celtic Lent

Leader: David Cole

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: £275.00
Non-residential price: £185.00

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

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

17 - 20 May
Monday - 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

21 - 23 May
Friday - Sunday

Living with Covid-19 - one year on

Leader: Christine Strohmeier

A safe space to explore what has changed in your life since the first national lockdown in March 2020. Times of crisis are a challenge as change must come, one way or the other, but that is also why they are an opportunity. We are never beyond God’s reach, who has given us “another Counsellor to be with you forever” (John 14.15).

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

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

7 - 11 June
Monday - Friday

Spirit-led Creative Collages

Leader: Jan Hedger

An inspirational opportunity to bring faith & creativity together. We will share prayers, readings and music; be at one with the Holy Spirit in God`s Creation and the abundant nature around Penhurst; leading you to creating your own mixed media collages during the retreat.

Residential price: TBC
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

21 - 25 June
Monday - Friday

Resting with the Healer

Leaders: Jill Hoffmann and Pat Marsh

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 price: £275.00

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

26 - 30 July
Monday - Friday

Grace Space for mission partners

Leader: Jack and Sandra Telfer

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` and to meet with him where we really are in our life and ministry.

Residential price: £375.00
Non-residential price: £210.00

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

29 Nov - 2 December
Monday - Thursday

Restore... Refresh... Recharge!

Leader: Jack and Sandra Telfer

So many of us have faced major challenges due to the impact of the Covid pandemic as our norms and expectations have been shaken. This retreat 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

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