Programme

March 2021

3 March
Wednesday

Retiring Well (Online via Zoom - 1/6)

Leader: Helen Calder

FULLY BOOKED - Please email info@penhurst.org.uk to join the waiting list in case of cancellations. 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. Come alone, with your spouse or with a colleague at a similar stage. Session 1/6.

Residential option is not available
Non-residential price: £75.00

20 March
Saturday

Looking over God`s Shoulder (Online via Zoom)

Leader: Val Freeman

Drawing from the book, `Re-imagining the Ignatian Examen` by Mark E. Thibodeaux, SJ, the day will include time on 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) and the practice of praydreaming (i.e. prayerful imagining).

Residential option is not available
Non-residential price: £40.00

24 March
Wednesday

Retiring Well (Online via Zoom - 2/6)

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 2/6

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

27 - 28 March
Saturday - Sunday

Celtic Lent (Online via Zoom)

Leader: David Cassian 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 option is not available
Non-residential price: £80.00

April 2021

9 April
Friday

Open Doors - Beauty from Ashes Quiet Day (Online)

Leaders: Jennifer Rees Larcombe and Carol Bostock

Knock and it will be opened to you... Matthew 7:7. Let`s not focus on Lockdown or on Tier Restrictions but on His Open Doors... Jen, Carol and the Beauty from Ashes team are so looking forward to sharing a Quiet Day with you. There will be some very short talks, some sharing in small groups (no pressure to contribute if you prefer not to do so) and some space for you to be alone with the Lord in reflection and stillness.

Residential option is not available
Non-residential price: £20.00

12 - 14 April
Monday - Wednesday

New Directions - April 2021 (Online via Zoom)

Leader: Tony Horsfall

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.

Residential option is not available
Non-residential price: £95.00

19 - 21 April
Monday - Wednesday

Enneagram 1 - God Shaped People (Online via Zoom)

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 option is not available
Non-residential price: £80.00

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

28 April
Wednesday

Retiring Well (Online via Zoom - 3/6)

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 3/6.

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

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

26 May
Wednesday

Retiring Well (Online via Zoom - 4/6)

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 4/6.

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

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: £340.00
Non-residential price: £180.00

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

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

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

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

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`, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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