Programme

September 2024

2 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 us for a day of prayer for the worldwide mission community. No charge but donations towards the cost of a light lunch would be appreciated.

Residential option is not available
Non-residential price: TBC

14 September
Saturday

Tell me more... Storytelling as spiritual...

Leader: Steve Gurr

In our being alongside others we often give space for people`s personal stories to be told and heard. The act of telling these stories, and our careful attention to them, is often the context for a person`s `knocking on the door` of the deeper questions of meaning and purpose, spirituality and faith. How might attentive listening and sensitive curiosity unlock these doors? How can we work in a more spiritually informed way to enable those we accompany to discover truth around meaning and purpose?

Residential option is not available
Non-residential price: £60.00

19 September
Thursday

Deeper into God`s Heart *FULLY BOOKED*

Leaders: Marilyn Baker and Tracy Williamson

Draw close to God through hearing His voice in our everyday lives, with music and teaching from Marilyn Baker and Tracy Williamson. 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

24 September
Tuesday

Pastoral Open Day

Leader: Christopher Chapman

This `Taste and See` day is for pastoral leaders, Spiritual Directors and Christian Counsellors. An opportunity to experience what this very special retreat centre has to offer - good food, beautiful surroundings, a `thin place` to meet with God. Come and experience this unique resource for yourself and those in your ministry setting to come and be refreshed, renewed and restored. Free of charge but booking essential.

Residential option is not available
Non-residential price: TBC

October 2024

15 October
Tuesday

Mission Open Day

Leader: Tony Horsfall

A `Taste and See` day for overseas mission organisations, church mission teams and/or mission partners. An opportunity to experience what this very special retreat centre has to offer - good food, beautiful surroundings, a `thin place` to meet with God. Come and experience this unique resource for yourself and those you are responsible for in your ministry setting to come and be refreshed, renewed and restored. Free of charge but booking essential.

Residential option is not available
Non-residential price: TBC

November 2024

9 November
Saturday

Singing for the Soul (Saturday only)

Leader: Mike Leigh

Come for a joyful, harmonious and praise filled day of song, led by Mike Leigh, chaplain of the Scargill Community. Mike will teach us songs from around the world which are easy to learn, create community, build self-confidence and open the channels of our awareness of God, other people and the beauty of creation. This booking option is for Saturday day participants, but there is also the option to come for the whole weekend - see separate event listing.

Residential option is not available
Non-residential price: £60.00

December 2024

2 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 us for a day of prayer for the worldwide mission community. No charge but donations towards the cost of a light lunch would be appreciated.

Residential option is not available
Non-residential price: TBC

9 December
Monday

Advent Quiet Day 1

This retreat is part of a series of Advent quiet days. Come and spend some time in the peaceful surroundings of Penhurst, contemplating all that the season of Advent means. Each day will have a theme, time together and time in solitude, space to be silent and still, and will include a homecooked Penhurst two-course lunch. Come for one or more individual days or stay overnight. Details will be updated and bookings opened nearer the time.

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

10 December
Tuesday

The Unheard Voices

Leader: Rev Peter Doodes

The Bible stories often leave out the personal experiences of those most involved. In this retreat, Peter will lead us through and interpret some of those stories using the clues within the readings and then we will discuss them in the light of our own experiences. Just what could be behind the story of the Woman at the Well? Why did Jesus seem reluctant to perform his first miracle of Turning water into wine? What is the real lesson behind the story of Ananias curing Saul’s blindness? We will explore these, and others, interspersed with prayer and music, in the peaceful surroundings of Penhurst.

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

11 December
Wednesday

Waiting

Leader: Fiona Bower

Pope Francis said "Advent is a time of waiting for our Lord who will visit us all in our own hearts. The Lord is coming! Let us wait for him!" This retreat explores what it means to wait in our daily lives and the waiting experiences recorded in the Bible. We will use Scripture, poetry and music. There will be plenty of opportunity during the day for quiet reflection.

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

12 December
Thursday

Mary`s Heart

Leader: Vicki Cottingham

Learn from the faith and character of Mary, the mother of Jesus. We will read about Mary`s encounter with the Angel Gabriel, her song of praise and spend some time meditating on God`s Word as Mary did. There will be opportunity during the day for quiet reflection, and to make the most of the beautiful grounds at Penhurst. For those who enjoy knitting or crocheting prayer shawls (or want to learn about prayer shawls) there will be space for this in the afternoon.

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