Programme

February 2024

29 Feb - 3 March
Thursday - Sunday

Behold Your God (Feb-Mar 2024)

Leader: Tony and Jilly Horsfall

The book of Isaiah is one of the largest in the entire Bible, and it is not always easy to understand. Yet it is packed with good things! Not only is it full of Jesus, with many passages pointing to him at the Servant of the Lord and coming Messiah, but it also calls us to enlarge our view of God so that we see him as the Sovereign Lord whose purposes are being worked out despite the opposition of the nations. As we read his beautiful words, hope rises within us as we are reminded that `the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea (11:9).`

Residential price: £425.00
Non-residential price: £295.00

April 2024

5 - 7 April
Friday - Sunday

Well-being weekend (April 2024)

Leader: Jason and Vicki Cottingham

A well-being weekend is a safe and supportive space for people who feel or have felt overwhelmed, providing tools for self-management in a facilitated peer mentoring style setting. This weekend will cover subjects of anxiety, depression and disappointment and loss, using material from Kintsugi Hope. The sessions include group and individual activities designed to help participants accept themselves, understand their value and worth, and grow towards a more resilient and hopeful future.

Residential price: £270.00
Non-residential price: £175.00

12 - 14 April
Friday - Sunday

Crossroads Retreat *FULLY BOOKED*

Leaders: Jacqui Zanetti and Mary Monfries

"Stand at the crossroads and look. Look for the ancient paths. Ask where the good way is and walk in it and you will find rest for your soul." This retreat provides a unique space for people at a crossroads in life to pause, step back and reflect on where they are, the questions they find themselves in, what they really want and how to take steps forward.

Residential price: £270.00
Non-residential option is not available

20 April
Saturday

Being Mindful of Christ

Leader: Lauren Roskilly

Are you overwhelmed or stressed with the daily grind? Perhaps you just want some time out to recharge and reconnect with Christ? If you want to discover the presence and peace of the Lord on a new level, then this retreat is for you. You will learn how to turn your focus away from busyness, distractions, situations and difficulties and onto the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. There will be space to pray and worship together too.

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

25 - 28 April
Thursday - Sunday

Retiring Well

Leader: Helen Calder

Have you retired in the last year or are planning to do so in the next couple of years? Are you hoping for a fruitful, enjoyable and fulfilling retirement? Retirement is a time of significant change with many issues to think though. Retreat topics will include: exploring your calling in retirement, leaving work well, taking a gap, identity, supporting others and yourself, pacing life, more time at home for singles and marrieds, moving home, developing your devotional life. The retreat content is suitable for those in secular work and in Christian ministry and charities who are finishing full-time work in the next 12-24 months. Come alone, with your spouse or with a colleague at a similar stage of the journey towards retirement.

Residential price: £395.00
Non-residential price: £245.00

May 2024

31 May - 2 June
Friday - Sunday

Praying In and Out

Leader: Val Freeman

To live well we need to be good both at breathing in and breathing out! And our life with God is the same. But it`s very human for us to over-focus on either praying in or praying out. This retreat looks at prayer in a broad sense and opens opportunity to find more balance in our life with God. We`ll explore how to receive from God as well as expressing ourselves to God; how to rest in as well as serving our loving Creator.

Residential price: £270.00
Non-residential price: £175.00

June 2024

14 - 16 June
Friday - Sunday

Well-being weekend (June 2024)

Leader: Jason and Vicki Cottingham

A well-being weekend is a safe and supportive space for people who feel or have felt overwhelmed, providing tools for self-management in a facilitated peer mentoring style setting. This weekend will cover subjects of perfectionism, shame and anger, using material from Kintsugi Hope. The sessions include group and individual activities designed to help participants accept themselves, understand their value and worth, and grow towards a more resilient and hopeful future.

Residential price: £270.00
Non-residential price: £175.00

July 2024

19 - 21 July
Friday - Sunday

Painting the Story of Jonah

Leader: Carol Morgan

We will take time to immerse ourselves in the story of Jonah, to listen to where the Holy Spirit may be speaking to us. We will spend time drawing and painting as a way of allowing the story to speak to us. This retreat is for anyone, no artistic skill or particular talent is required. It is about listening through our drawing and painting.

Residential price: £270.00
Non-residential price: £175.00

August 2024

9 - 11 August
Friday - Sunday

Well-being weekend (August 2024)

Leader: Jason and Vicki Cottingham

A well-being weekend is a safe and supportive space for people who feel or have felt overwhelmed, providing tools for self-management in a facilitated peer mentoring style setting. This weekend will cover subjects of forgiveness, self-acceptance and healthy relationships, using material from Kintsugi Hope. The sessions include group and individual activities designed to help participants accept themselves, understand their value and worth, and grow towards a more resilient and hopeful future.

Residential price: £270.00
Non-residential price: £175.00

16 - 18 August
Friday - Sunday

Reigniting your Creative Spark

Leaders: Val Freeman and Dan Freeman

If God is the Great Creator and we are made in God`s image, why is being creative sometimes so hard? Why is painting, writing, playing an instrument... any sort of creative expression so difficult to prioritise and protect? How do we cope with doubt and self-criticism in our artistic life? Over this weekend we will look together at the spirituality of using our unique creativity... and how to revive it when it`s gone cold, whether for a few weeks or for many years.

Residential price: £270.00
Non-residential price: £175.00

September 2024

6 - 8 September
Friday - Sunday

A Taste of Silence

Leader: Dawn Pointing

A taste of silence - all are welcome to this weekend, particularly those new to silent retreats. It will give you a brief pause in life to breathe in the country air, rest and be refreshed. Your time of peace and solitude will be punctuated by four short times of reflection and prayer together, and you will be offered ideas for creative and quiet prayer if you want, and an opportunity to meet with Dawn.

Residential price: £270.00
Non-residential option is not available

19 - 22 September
Thursday - Sunday

Behold Your God (Sept 2024)

Leader: Tony and Jilly Horsfall

Isaiah is packed with good things! Not only is it full of Jesus, with many passages pointing to him at the Servant of the Lord and coming Messiah, but it also calls us to enlarge our view of God so that we see him as the Sovereign Lord whose purposes are being worked out despite the opposition of the nations. As we read his beautiful words, hope rises within us as we are reminded that `the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea (11:9).`

Residential price: £425.00
Non-residential price: £295.00

27 - 29 September
Friday - Sunday

Working Party weekend (Friday - Sunday)

Leader: The Penhurst team

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: £140.00
Non-residential option is not available

28 September
Saturday

Working Party (Saturday only)

Leader: The Penhurst team

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. No charge for Saturday only but donations towards the cost of a light lunch would be appreciated.

Residential option is not available
Non-residential price: TBC

October 2024

4 - 6 October
Friday - Sunday

Mission Debrief - Families

Leaders: Wania Honman and Rebecca de Vos

An opportunity for the mission family to process their transitions to the UK together. There will be joint family sessions and then sessions for the children and parents separately too. This IS a residential weekend but online booking is not available - please contact the office to book.

Residential price: TBC
Non-residential option is not available

18 - 20 October
Friday - Sunday

Divorce Recovery Workshop - October 2024

Leader: Mandy Callf

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: £270.00
Non-residential price: £175.00

25 - 27 October
Friday - Sunday

The Hidden Life of Trees

Leader: Brigid Main

Researchers see and hear trees communicating, helping and supporting each other via root systems and fungi. How can the trees help us deepen our prayer life and our own support systems? Come and spend a weekend in the beauty of autumn at Penhurst, discovering together how we can experience some of the underlying connectedness of all things in God`s creation and being open to God`s wild hospitality.

Residential price: £240.00
Non-residential price: £135.00

November 2024

8 - 10 November
Friday - Sunday

Singing for the Soul

Leader: Mike Leigh

Come for a joyful, harmonious and praise filled weekend 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.

Residential price: £270.00
Non-residential price: £175.00