Programme

September 2020

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: £400.00
Non-residential price: £240.00

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. 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: £315.00
Non-residential option is not available

12 - 16 October
Monday - Friday

4 Night silent 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

19 - 22 October
Monday - Thursday

Choosing Life *NEW DATES*

Leader: Christopher Chapman

A retreat for those seeking a new direction in their lives. Choices face us within our relationships, work, and ministry. Sometimes we are aware of a specific choice that is ours to make; at other times what we recognise is the need for change, without seeing where this leads us. Sometimes events jolt us out of our former path and we don`t know how to respond.

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

26 - 29 October
Monday - Thursday

Reflections on a Pandemic *CANCELLED*

Leaders: Rev Peter Doodes and Fiona Bower

Covid-19 has changed the world. Most of us never expected to live through a pandemic but we have all been affected, some very deeply indeed. This retreat will cover our experiences, what we have learnt about ourselves and our world and how we can apply this knowledge in our future lives.

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

30 Oct - 1 November
Friday - Sunday

Retiring Well

Leader: Helen Calder

Retirement is a time of significant change for people. There are many ways to move towards and then into retirement and many issues to think though. The retreat will be a mix of presentation from the front, interactive exercises in twos, small groups and plenary, as well as opportunity for time alone to think, plan and pray. Participants may also book a half hour one to one session with Helen during the retreat.

Residential price: £210.00
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: £470.00
Non-residential option is not available

30 Nov - 3 December
Monday - Thursday

Fully Alive! Mission & Ministry Partners NEW DATES

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

December 2020

5 December
Saturday

Hosanna in the Lowest

Leader: Christine Strohmeier

Each year we are invited to contemplate the meaning of God entering our humanity in the Christ Child. How will we respond to a God who became all vulnerable and powerless, when we often expect God to be all powerful?

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

7 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

18 - 20 December
Friday - Sunday

Celtic Advent *NEW*

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

February 2021

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

April 2021

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

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

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

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