Programme

November 2021

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

6 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 Judy Acheson and Chris Doust for a day of prayer for the worldwide mission community. No charge but donations towards a light lunch would be appreciated.

Residential option is not available
Non-residential price: TBC

8 December
Wednesday

Watching and Waiting

Leader: Fiona Bower

This day of reflection will explore what Advent means to us and help us to ponder the significance of this special time of year. There will be time to pause and reflect using a series of Bible readings and prayers.

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

9 December
Thursday

A Certainty in Uncertain Times

Leader: Nicci Gagel and the Penhurst team

Advent celebrates the certainty of the coming of the Saviour of the world. This retreat day will offer space and time to reflect and meditate on what this certainty means for you in this season.

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

10 December
Friday

Bah Humbug!

Leader: Rev Peter Doodes

This day will use sections of the film `A Christmas Carol` to explore four themes: `The Chains of Life`, living through difficult times and situations. `In the Past`, things that hold us back now. `Living Now`, being aware of God`s call for us in the present and `Future`, understanding God`s plan for our whole life.

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

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

13 - 15 December
Monday - Wednesday

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: £295.00
Non-residential price: £205.00

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

2 - 4 March
Wednesday - Friday

Broken but Blessed

Leader: Rebekah Domer

Based on Rebekah`s book Broken but Blessed: Journeying from Pain to Peace with Unlikely Guides, this retreat gives retreatants the opportunity to explore their own pain in the light of God`s love. Anyone who has been broken by life will find it useful.

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

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

7 March
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 a light lunch would be appreciated.

Residential option is not available
Non-residential price: TBC

April 2022

25 - 28 April
Monday - Thursday

Narnia, Middle Earth and God`s Creation

Leader: Andy Swinford

BOOKINGS OPEN SOON. On this retreat we shall explore together and alone God`s wonderful creation, drawing inspiration from the Bible and from the stories of C S Lewis and J R R Tolkien (no prior knowledge needed!).

Residential price: TBC
Non-residential price: TBC

June 2022

6 June
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 a light lunch would be appreciated.

Residential option is not available
Non-residential price: TBC

13 - 17 June
Monday - Friday

7 Ways to Pray

Leader: Amy Boucher Pye

BOOKINGS OPEN SOON. Through prayer we can come into a deeper relationship with God - after all, he invites us to enjoy a living, loving relationship with him. This retreat will explore seven ways to pray to foster this relationship, with each rooted in a time-tested practice.

Residential price: TBC
Non-residential price: TBC

July 2022

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

5 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 a light lunch would be appreciated.

Residential option is not available
Non-residential price: TBC

12 - 16 September
Monday - Friday

Rooted and Grounded in Love

Leader: Tony Horsfall

BOOKINGS OPEN SOON. This retreat will focus on helping participants become firmly convinced, at the core of their being, of their identity as God`s deeply loved children, in order to become great lovers of God and those they serve. The retreat will be based on material from David Benner`s book `Surrender to Love`, and will be directed specifically at mission partners, whether working overseas or in this country.

Residential price: TBC
Non-residential price: TBC

19 September
Monday

Exploring Living in Covenant with God

Leader: Alison Marchant

BOOKINGS OPEN SOON. This relaxed, interactive day will focus on the historic idea of covenant and what it means to be in a covenant relationship with God Himself. It is an opportunity to at least begin to explore the depth of God`s amazing faithfulness to us and to His promises.

Residential option is not available
Non-residential price: £40.00

October 2022

17 - 20 October
Monday - Thursday

Choosing Life: For people seeking new direction

Leader: Christopher Chapman

BOOKINGS OPEN SOON. A retreat for those seeking a new direction in their lives. Choices face us within our relationships, work, and ministry. Sometimes we are aware of a specific choice that is ours to make; at other times what we recognise is the need for change, without seeing where this leads us. Sometimes events jolt us out of our former path and we don`t know how to respond.

Residential price: TBC
Non-residential price: TBC

November 2022

14 - 18 November
Monday - Friday

Encountering Jesus the Healer

Leaders: Jennifer Rees Larcombe and Carol Bostock

BOOKINGS OPEN SOON. A Beauty from Ashes healing retreat focusing on deep inner healing. The retreat will include worship, teaching and opportunity for one-to-one prayer ministry with Jen and Carol from the Beauty from Ashes team.

Residential price: TBC
Non-residential option is not available

December 2022

5 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 Judy Acheson and Chris Doust for a day of prayer for the worldwide mission community. No charge but donations towards a light lunch would be appreciated.

Residential option is not available
Non-residential price: TBC