Programme

October 2021

29 - 31 October
Friday - Sunday

Divorce Recovery Workshop

***** The DRW team are handling the bookings for this weekend. Please contact Mandy 07743 243828 or Sue 07886 552 964 or contact them via penhurst@drw.org.uk to book directly through DWR. ***** Read on for more information...

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

November 2021

15 - 16 November
Monday - Tuesday

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: £120.00
Non-residential price: £90.00

26 - 28 November
Friday - Sunday

Journeying into Advent with Hildegard of Bingen

Leader: Brigid Main

Hildegard - an amazing 11th century mystic, poet, musician, visionary, healer and fearless campaigner. Come and discover what she might have to say to us today. As we approach Advent with its themes of waiting, preparation, light in the darkness, the weekend is an opportunity to ponder and slow down.

Residential price: £225.00
Non-residential price: £145.00

December 2021

11 December
Saturday

Caught in the Light of the Star

Leaders: Jay Ashworth and Denise Fairbrother

Taking inspiration from the poems of Mary Oliver, the beauty of God`s creation and verses from scripture we invite you to step aside on this Advent Quiet Day and find refreshment, inspiration and new ways of connecting with Emmanuel, God with us.

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

30 December - 2 January
Thursday - Sunday

New Year Retreat

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: £360.00
Non-residential price: £240.00

February 2022

25 - 27 February
Friday - Sunday

Into His hands: Encountering the touch of God

Leader: Brigid Main

BOOKINGS OPEN SOON. Touch is so important in our lives and is one thing that has been missed most during the Covid-19 pandemic. This retreat will explore what touch means to us, through scripture, through Jesus` use of touch and our own personal stories of God`s touch.

Residential price: TBC
Non-residential price: TBC

March 2022

4 - 6 March
Friday - Sunday

Celtic Lent

Leader: David Cassian Cole

BOOKINGS OPEN SOON. 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 price: TBC
Non-residential price: TBC

April 2022

29 Apr - 1 May
Friday - Sunday

So You Want to Write a Book?

Leader: Tony Collins

BOOKINGS OPEN SOON. A weekend to help would-be authors of fiction and non-fiction to decide and explore ideas, challenges and processes of publishing.

Residential price: TBC
Non-residential price: TBC

July 2022

7 - 10 July
Thursday - Sunday

Running the Race - Preparing for `Retirement`

Leaders: Anne de Reybekilll and Evan Winter

BOOKINGS OPEN SOON. 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: TBC
Non-residential price: TBC

29 - 31 July
Friday - Sunday

The Art of Peace

Leader: David Cassian Cole

BOOKNGS OPEN SOON. 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: TBC
Non-residential price: TBC

September 2022

2 - 4 September
Friday - Sunday

Make a Joyful Noise - God who sings through us

Leader: Brigid and Laurie Main

BOOKINGS OPEN SOON. 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: TBC
Non-residential price: TBC

9 - 11 September
Friday - Sunday

Living with Loss - Bereaved by Suicide

Leader: Abi May

BOOKINGS OPEN SOON. 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: TBC
Non-residential option is not available

16 - 18 September
Friday - Sunday

Coping with Grief following Bereavement

Leader: Abi May

BOOKINGS OPEN SOON. 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: TBC
Non-residential option is not available

23 - 25 September
Friday - Sunday

`Penhurst Family` Work Party weekend

Leader: Nicci Gagel and the Penhurst team

BOOKINGS OPEN SOON. An opportunity for some of our `Penhurst Family` and volunteers to join in some practical projects in the house and grounds. Come and enjoy the beauty and fellowship of Penhurst, while also helping maintain and develop the centre together.

Residential price: TBC
Non-residential price: TBC

November 2022

25 - 27 November
Friday - Sunday

Celtic Advent

Leader: David Cassian Cole

BOOKINGS OPEN SOON. 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: TBC
Non-residential price: TBC