Programme

July 2022

7 - 10 July
Thursday - Sunday

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: £380.00
Non-residential price: £245.00

29 - 31 July
Friday - Sunday

The Art of Peace

Leader: David Cassian Cole

Following the release of his book `The Art of Peace - life lessons from Christian Mystics`, come and join the author for teaching and discussions about the book. Over the weekend David will be talking about the four sections of the book - Stillness; Silence; Solitude; and Sanctuary.

Residential price: £310.00
Non-residential price: £210.00

September 2022

2 - 4 September
Friday - Sunday

Make a Joyful Noise - God who sings through us

Leader: Brigid and Laurie Main

Do you love music but cannot sing? Do friends and family tell you to leave the singing to others? Then this is for you! Do you sing and want to explore new songs and music? Does your repertoire need a new lease of life? Then this is for you! God made us in His own image and gave us the voices that we have. When we use our voices, God sings through us and His joy is expressed in sound. The sound of people raising their voices in praise is the sound of God singing in their hearts.

Residential price: £225.00
Non-residential price: £125.00

9 - 11 September
Friday - Sunday

Living with Loss - Bereaved by Suicide

Leader: Abi May

Life can be a struggle following the loss of a loved one or friend, and it is widely acknowledged that death by suicide can be one of the most difficult bereavements to cope with. This supportive Living with Loss retreat is for those who are grieving the loss of a family member, partner or close friend as a result of suicide. This may have been a long time ago or it may have been recent.

Residential price: £255.00
Non-residential price: £155.00

16 - 18 September
Friday - Sunday

Coping with Grief following Bereavement

Leader: Abi May

If you are looking for a safe space to explore your grief in the company of others who are also grieving, then you will be very welcome at this Living with Loss retreat. This is a gentle event for people of all ages who have suffered loss through bereavement.

Residential price: £255.00
Non-residential price: £155.00

23 - 25 September
Friday - Sunday

Work Party weekend (Friday - Sunday)

Leader: Nicci Gagel

An opportunity to get your hands dirty! Whether you are a regular guest or new to Penhurst, come and join us in some practical projects around the house and grounds. Come and enjoy the beauty and fellowship of Penhurst, while also helping maintain and develop the centre together. If you cannot make the whole weekend, there is also the option to come for Saturday only - see separate event listing.

Residential price: £180.00
Non-residential option is not available

24 September
Saturday

Work Party weekend (Saturday only)

Leader: Nicci Gagel

Open to all - an opportunity to get your hands dirty! Whether you are a regular guest or new to Penhurst, come and join us in some practical projects around the house and grounds. Come and enjoy the beauty and fellowship of Penhurst, while also helping maintain and develop the centre together. 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: £40.00

October 2022

21 - 23 October
Friday - Sunday

Retiring Well

Leader: Helen Calder

Retirement is a time of significant change. There are many ways to journey towards and then into retirement and many issues to think through. The course will be a mix of presentation from the front, interactive exercises in twos or threes and in plenary, as well as opportunity for time alone to think, plan and pray. The sessions slot together like a jigsaw over the three days.

Residential price: £245.00
Non-residential price: £145.00

28 - 30 October
Friday - Sunday

Divorce Recovery Workshop

Leaders: Mandy Callf and Ian Baxter

Have you been through divorce or separation? Or has your relationship irretrievably broken down? Are you asking yourself why it all happened? Why me? Struggling with the trauma? Feeling rejected? Feeling that nobody understands? At whatever stage of separation or divorce you find yourself, this workshop helps you make some sense of it all and find ways of moving forward.

Residential price: £245.00
Non-residential price: £145.00

November 2022

25 - 27 November
Friday - Sunday

Celtic Advent

Leader: David Cassian Cole

Advent is a significant period in the modern Christian calendar, just as it was for the ancient Celtic Christians. During 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: £310.00
Non-residential price: £210.00

December 2022

29 December - 1 January
Thursday - Sunday

Walking with God into a New Year

Leader: Tony Horsfall

The purpose of this retreat will be to provide space and time for people to reflect on the past year and prepare for the year to come. It will be helpful for people who want to take stock of their life, perhaps because they are in transition, or simply seeking God`s will for the future.

Residential price: £380.00
Non-residential price: £245.00