Programme

March 2021

3 March
Wednesday

Retiring Well (Online via Zoom - 1/6)

Leader: Helen Calder

FULLY BOOKED - Please email info@penhurst.org.uk to join the waiting list in case of cancellations. A monthly course over six months, for those approaching retirement and for those who have finished full time work in the last year. Retirement is a time of significant change for people: it is a journey rather than an event, with many topics to think though. Come alone, with your spouse or with a colleague at a similar stage. Session 1/6.

Residential option is not available
Non-residential price: £75.00

20 March
Saturday

Looking over God`s Shoulder (Online via Zoom)

Leader: Val Freeman

Drawing from the book, `Re-imagining the Ignatian Examen` by Mark E. Thibodeaux, SJ, the day will include time on entering into prayer, gratitude, looking back from the Father`s arms (a reference to Henri Nouwen`s encouragement of how we look back on past events) and the practice of praydreaming (i.e. prayerful imagining).

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

24 March
Wednesday

Retiring Well (Online via Zoom - 2/6)

Leader: Helen Calder

FULLY BOOKED - A monthly course over six months, for those approaching retirement and for those who have finished full time work in the last year. Retirement is a time of significant change for people: it is a journey rather than an event, with many topics to think though. Session 2/6

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

April 2021

9 April
Friday

Open Doors - Beauty from Ashes Quiet Day (Online)

Leaders: Jennifer Rees Larcombe and Carol Bostock

Knock and it will be opened to you... Matthew 7:7. Let`s not focus on Lockdown or on Tier Restrictions but on His Open Doors... Jen, Carol and the Beauty from Ashes team are so looking forward to sharing a Quiet Day with you. There will be some very short talks, some sharing in small groups (no pressure to contribute if you prefer not to do so) and some space for you to be alone with the Lord in reflection and stillness.

Residential option is not available
Non-residential price: £20.00

19 - 21 April
Monday - Wednesday

Enneagram 1 - God Shaped People (Online via Zoom)

Leader: Becky Widdows

Join Becky to explore the Enneagram in the Christian tradition. Come and discover more about who you are and how God might want to shape you, using Enneagram as a tool.

Residential option is not available
Non-residential price: £80.00

28 April
Wednesday

Retiring Well (Online via Zoom - 3/6)

Leader: Helen Calder

FULLY BOOKED - A monthly course over six months, for those approaching retirement and for those who have finished full time work in the last year. Retirement is a time of significant change for people: it is a journey rather than an event, with many topics to think though. Session 3/6.

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

May 2021

17 - 20 May
Monday - Thursday

Narnia, Middle Earth and God`s Creation

Leader: Andy Swinford

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: £320.00
Non-residential price: £195.00

21 - 23 May
Friday - Sunday

Living with Covid-19 - one year on

Leader: Christine Strohmeier

A safe space to explore what has changed in your life since the first national lockdown in March 2020. Times of crisis are a challenge as change must come, one way or the other, but that is also why they are an opportunity. We are never beyond God`s reach, who has given us "another Counsellor to be with you forever" (John 14.15).

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

26 May
Wednesday

Retiring Well (Online via Zoom - 4/6)

Leader: Helen Calder

FULLY BOOKED - A monthly course over six months, for those approaching retirement and for those who have finished full time work in the last year. Retirement is a time of significant change for people: it is a journey rather than an event, with many topics to think though. Session 4/6.

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

June 2021

21 - 25 June
Monday - Friday

Resting with the Healer

Leaders: Jill Hoffmann and Pat Marsh

A healing retreat: Rest for the weary, nourishment for the soul, care for the burdened. Does any of this sound like something you might value? Come and immerse yourself in the transformative love of God through guided scriptural meditations, image and symbolism, music and stillness.

Residential price: £435.00
Non-residential price: £275.00

23 June
Wednesday

Retiring Well (Online via Zoom - 5/6)

Leader: Helen Calder

FULLY BOOKED - A monthly course over six months, for those approaching retirement and for those who have finished full time work in the last year. Retirement is a time of significant change for people: it is a journey rather than an event, with many topics to think though. Session 5/6.

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

July 2021

17 - 18 July
Saturday - Sunday

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: £130.00
Non-residential price: £95.00

August 2021

6 - 8 August
Friday - Sunday

Coping with Grief

Leader: Abi May

This small retreat (maximum 8 participants) is intended for those who are grieving following an unexpected bereavement, such as due to Covid-19, suicide or other causes, or an `out of order` bereavement such as the loss of a child or younger sibling.

Residential price: £295.00
Non-residential price: £195.00

September 2021

29 September
Wednesday

Retiring Well (Online via Zoom - 6/6)

Leader: Helen Calder

FULLY BOOKED - A monthly course over six months, for those approaching retirement and for those who have finished full time work in the last year. Retirement is a time of significant change for people: it is a journey rather than an event, with many topics to think though. Session 6/6.

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

November 2021

8 - 12 November
Monday - Friday

Jesus the Healer

Leaders: Jennifer Rees Larcombe and Carol Bostock

Come and engage with Jesus and find healing for difficult questions, disappointment and hidden pain. With an opportunity for one-to-one prayer ministry from Jen and the Beauty from Ashes team.

Residential price: £385.00
Non-residential option is not available

29 Nov - 2 December
Monday - Thursday

Restore... Refresh... Recharge!

Leader: Jack and Sandra Telfer

So many of us have faced major challenges due to the impact of the Covid pandemic as our norms and expectations have been shaken. This retreat is an opportunity to lean back into the Lord, to meet him where we are and receive his love, grace and strength as we continue our journey with him.

Residential price: £295.00
Non-residential price: £175.00