Programme

October 2019

14 - 18 October
Monday - Friday

A Journey into Silence

Leaders: Revd 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: £298.00
Non-residential price: £140.00

21 October
Monday

Pilgrimage

Leader: Mandy Callf

It’s thought a good idea to regularly take time out, stop, take a look at where we are in life – both in the everyday stuff and the internal or ‘spiritual’ stuff. And isn’t that how it feels sometimes – just far too much stuff and somewhere I am lost within it all?

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

25 - 27 October
Friday - Sunday

Living with loss following bereavement

Leader: Abi May

This is a gentle retreat for people of all ages (over 18) who have suffered loss through bereavement. It is faith-based from a Christian perspective. The goal is finding courage and hope as we continue our life’s journey. The retreat is suitable for widows and widowers, bereaved parents and siblings, those who have lost parents or close family members, or those who have suffered multiple losses. Come and join with others who have also experienced life-changing loss.

Residential price: £225.00
Non-residential price: £150.00

November 2019

11 - 15 November
Monday - Friday

4 Night Silent 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: £325.00
Non-residential option is not available

19 November
Tuesday

Hearts on Fire

Leaders: Marilyn Baker and Tracy Williamson

Through the music and teaching of Marilyn Baker and Tracy Williams. This will be a day on understanding the Father`s heart. There will be teaching, worship and times for 1-1 prayer with the team. Drinks will be available, but no lunch will be provided so PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH.

Residential option is not available
Non-residential price: £15.00

December 2019

2 December
Monday

Quarterly Day of Prayer

Quarterly Day of Prayer for the spreading of God’s love across the world hosted by Judy Acheson and Chris Doust. Come and join Judy and Chris 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 December
Saturday

Seeking Shelter

Leader: Christine Strohmeier

Come, slow down and step aside for a day in Advent. In this season of waiting on God we will ponder what helps us finding shelter in God’s love and what it means that God is seeking shelter amongst us.

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

February 2020

17 February
Monday

Quarterly Day of Prayer

Quarterly Day of Prayer for the spreading of God’s love across the world, hosted by Judy Acheson and Chris Doust. Come and join Judy and Chris 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 option is not available

17 - 20 February
Monday - Thursday

Grace Space

Leader: Jack and Sandra Telfer

An opportunity to step aside to be with `the God of all grace` - Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We will take time to reflect on God`s grace and our response in the various circumstances we face. There will be opportunity for individual time with Jack and /or Sandra during the retreat.

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

21 - 23 February
Friday - Sunday

Let Go - Let God. A Quiet Space in Narnia

Leader: Brigid Main

A journey through the wardrobe door into Narnia. Through exploring together The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis we will have the opportunity to let our imaginations go and space to let God speak to us in new ways.

Residential price: £175.00
Non-residential price: £85.00

28 Feb - 1 March
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 price: TBC
Non-residential option is not available

March 2020

2 March
Monday

Lent Quiet Day

Leader: Mandy Callf

Residential option is not available
Non-residential price: £45.00

4 - 6 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: £185.00
Non-residential price: £90.00

9 - 13 March
Monday - Friday

Leadership IGR

Leaders: Revd Peter Doodes and Fiona Bower

A silent retreat for all in Christian Leadership roles: Although the fact is that all Christians, irrespective of gender or situation are leaders, those that the Church Congregation looks up to as a leader are in a vastly different situation and capacity and have a far greater responsibility. They must always be aware of the fact that their Christian Leadership is not some kind of glamorous career destination or personal reward for reaching the �top�. Christian Leadership is, for those in this situation, a resource that is to be shared and  is only good leadership when the Church as an entity benefits from it. On this retreat, we will then follow and explore the ways of Jesus ultimate example of leadership, that of being a servant. And Jesus example of servant leadership applies to all and to any in positions of leadership in God�s Church.

Residential price: £325.00
Non-residential price: £165.00

20 - 22 March
Friday - Sunday

Breathing In, Breathing Out

Leader: David 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: £245.00
Non-residential price: £155.00

April 2020

3 - 5 April
Friday - Sunday

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: £235.00
Non-residential price: £145.00

13 - 17 April
Monday - Friday

Creative Space

Leader: Jill Hoffman

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

20 - 23 April
Monday - Thursday

NEW DIRECTIONS April 2020

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

23 - 26 April
Thursday - Sunday

RUNNING THE RACE - embracing our retirement years

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: £295.00
Non-residential price: £185.00

27 Apr - 1 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: £410.00
Non-residential price: £250.00

May 2020

4 - 8 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

11 - 15 May
Monday - Friday

Here is Love, Vast as the Ocean

Leaders: Jennifer Rees Larcombe and Carol Bostock

A Beauty From Ashes Healing Retreat offers a safe place for you to rest, relax, explore, to worship, receive gentle teaching and a chance for one to one prayer ministry if you wish. We will always respect your boundaries and are here to listen and pray.

Residential price: £365.00
Non-residential price: £215.00

18 May
Monday

Boundaries

Leader: Mandy Callf

Does your life often seem out of control, at everyone�s beck and call, that you find it difficult to say �No�? Do some people intimidate you into doing what you don�t want to do, haven�t the gifting to do, haven�t the time to do and make you feel guilty? Maybe church and even God feel demanding. Does all this leave you feeling exhausted , stressed, frustrated, angry, on a short fuse��? Sound familiar? ....

Residential option is not available
Non-residential price: £45.00

22 - 24 May
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: £210.00
Non-residential price: £110.00

25 - 29 May
Monday - Friday

Conversations with God Beyond Words....

Leader: Jessica Aidley

... A Prayer-painting journey.... This will be a scripture-based `prayer-painting` retreat mostly in silence but with some times for fellowship. There will be daily meditations and no drawing or artistic ability is required.

Residential price: £325.00
Non-residential price: £165.00

29 - 31 May
Friday - Sunday

Rediscovering The Sabbath

Leader: Christine Strohmeier

We live in a culture driven by constant activity and business. This weekend, led by Christine Strohmeier is an invitation to you to explore the deeper meaning of entering into God’s Sabbath rest.

Residential price: £200.00
Non-residential price: £100.00

June 2020

6 - 14 June
Saturday - Sunday

8 night silent 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: £580.00
Non-residential option is not available

6 - 12 June
Saturday - Friday

6 night silent 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: £470.00
Non-residential option is not available

6 - 10 June
Saturday - Wednesday

4 night silent 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: £350.00
Non-residential option is not available

15 June
Monday

Quarterly Day of Prayer

Quarterly Day of Prayer for the spreading of God’s love across the world, hosted by Judy Acheson and Chris Doust. Come and join Judy and Chris 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

19 - 21 June
Friday - Sunday

Seeking Stillness

Leaders: Sarah Chabowska and Libby Dobson

An invitation to enter into stillness and draw closer into God�s presence.

Residential price: £250.00
Non-residential price: £170.00

29 - 30 June
Monday - Tuesday

Christian Living

Leaders: Revd Peter Doodes and Fiona Bower

Following Jesus in a consumer driven society.

Residential price: £90.00
Non-residential price: £55.00

July 2020

24 - 26 July
Friday - Sunday

Flourishing

Leaders: Peter Parr and Heather-Jane Ozanne

What does it mean to flourish? What can the life of Jesus teach us about flourishing? There is a shift underway in spirituality today, from a heaven-focused spirituality which placed great emphasis on transcending the world and the human condition to one which leads to an appreciation of the interconnectedness of all life and deeper engagement with humanity, and a realization of our place within the whole cosmos. This shift in emphasis is leading people to a greater need and the desire to work together for the common good and a world where all can flourish.

Residential price: TBC
Non-residential price: TBC

27 - 31 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: £370.00
Non-residential price: £190.00

August 2020

10 - 13 August
Monday - Thursday

New Directions

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

14 - 16 August
Friday - Sunday

Serving As Singles

Leader: Tim Herbert

This retreat will be an affirming time helping single Christian workers to embrace their situation in life, look to Christ to provide their needs, and discuss strategies for coping with the difficult aspects of being single.

Residential price: £235.00
Non-residential price: £145.00

17 - 20 August
Monday - Thursday

Fully Alive! A Retreat for Mission 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: £320.00
Non-residential price: £215.00

31 Aug - 4 September
Monday - Friday

Resting with the Healer

Leader: Pat Marsh

A healing retreat: rest for the weary, nourishment for the hungry, care for the burdened. Does any of this sound like something you might value?

Residential price: TBC
Non-residential price: TBC

September 2020

7 September
Monday

Quarterly Day of Prayer

Quarterly Day of Prayer for the spreading of God’s love across the world, hosted by Judy Acheson and Chris Doust. Come and join Judy and Chris 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 September
Monday - Friday

Surviving in the Valley of the Shadow

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: £365.00
Non-residential price: £215.00

15 September
Tuesday

Broken but Blessed

Leader: Rebekah Domer of the Darvell Bruderhof Community

A quiet day at Penhurst, sharing our own life`s journeys and those of others we love, we will seek to discover the hidden blessings in our pain, allowing ourselves to be transformed, becoming a blessing to others.

Residential option is not available
Non-residential price: £45.00

21 - 25 September
Monday - Friday

4 Night silent IGR with Judy Cannan

Leader: Judy Cannan

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 Sep - 2 October
Monday - Friday

Seeing the Light in Life: through photography

Leader: Steve Radley

The gift of photography can enable you to discover your own life and surroundings in new ways. Photography is taken from the Greek words meaning ‘to draw’ and ‘light’, so literally means, drawing with light. The retreat will use light as a metaphor for life and explore ways of using the camera in a contemplative way to help us see light and life in its many forms. We will also explore the story of our images and discover what the images we are drawn to may help us discover about our own life.

Residential price: TBC
Non-residential price: TBC

October 2020

7 - 10 October
Wednesday - Saturday

Women in Leadership: Silent IGR

Leader: Jenny Butter

Opportunity for women in leadership to examine their relationship with God and others in a restful, spiritual environment.

Residential price: £315.00
Non-residential option is not available

12 - 16 October
Monday - Friday

4 Night silent 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: TBC
Non-residential option is not available

20 - 23 October
Tuesday - Friday

Choosing Life

Leader: Christopher Chapman

A retreat for those seeking a new direction in their lives.

Residential price: £310.00
Non-residential price: £190.00

26 - 30 October
Monday - Friday

Leadership IGR

Leaders: Revd Peter Doodes and Fiona Bower

A silent retreat for all in Christian Leadership roles: Although the fact is that all Christians, irrespective of gender or situation are leaders, those that the Church Congregation looks up to as a leader are in a vastly different situation and capacity and have a far greater responsibility. They must always be aware of the fact that their Christian Leadership is not some kind of glamorous career destination or personal reward for reaching the �top�. Christian Leadership is, for those in this situation, a resource that is to be shared and  is only good leadership when the Church as an entity benefits from it. On this retreat, we will then follow and explore the ways of Jesus ultimate example of leadership, that of being a servant. And Jesus example of servant leadership applies to all and to any in positions of leadership in God�s Church.

Residential price: £325.00
Non-residential option is not available

November 2020

9 - 13 November
Monday - Friday

Stepping Out of the Boat

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: £365.00
Non-residential price: £215.00

16 - 21 November
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: TBC
Non-residential option is not available

December 2020

5 December
Saturday

Advent Quiet Day

Leader: Christine Strohmeier

Come, slow down and step aside for a day in Advent.

Residential option is not available
Non-residential price: TBC

7 December
Monday

Quarterly Day of Prayer

Quarterly Day of Prayer for the spreading of God’s love across the world, hosted by Judy Acheson and Chris Doust. Come and join Judy and Chris 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