Programme

June 2024

24 - 28 June
Monday - Friday

Draw and Paint the Beauty of Penhurst

Leader: Viv Walkington

A week or drawing and painting the beauty in and around Penhurst. Draw what you see, without pressure, and paint what you have seen in any water based medium of your choice. Come and be surprised by your achievements, fins joy and peace in your activities and relaxation in your surroundings. Suitable for anyone who loves to draw and paint, with little experience or a lot... let`s experience a creative week together!

Residential price: £490.00
Non-residential price: £295.00

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

5 - 9 August
Monday - Friday

Contemplative Slow Stitching

Leader: Elizabeth Scott

On this retreat, we will take time to reflect on Scripture; to listen to what the Lord is saying, and to deepen our communication with him. Using pre-loved fabric, colourful threads and simple running stitches, we will quietly think and pray to allow the Lord to speak to us personally.

Residential price: £470.00
Non-residential price: £295.00

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

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

October 2024

7 - 10 October
Monday - Thursday

Christian Writers` Workshop and Retreat

Leader: Andrew and Seren Boyd

Workshop-based training and mentoring - suitable for intermediate-level writers wanting to improve their craft and seriously seeking publication. Covering writing books, feature articles, sermons, messages and blogs. Vocational, rather than hobbyist in its approach, for those who feel a clear call to write and have examples of prior work that they can bring to bring to discuss.

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

November 2024

8 - 10 November
Friday - Sunday

Singing for the Soul (Friday - Sunday)

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. If you cannot make the whole weekend, there is also the option to come for Saturday only - see separate event listing.

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

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