Programme

February 2024

19 - 22 February
Monday - Thursday

Mindfulness and Song

Leaders: Shaun Lambert and Mike Leigh

Whilst on community together at Scargill House, Mike and Shaun developed a unique fusion of mindfulness and song as a way to draw us into spirituality, wellbeing and community. So come and enjoy a week of mindful singing, theology and spiritual practices, which will open your heart to the love of God and connect us to one another.

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

March 2024

18 - 21 March
Monday - Thursday

Send My Roots Rain

Leader: Christopher Chapman

Send my Roots Rain will explore ways of allowing the life-giving water of the Spirit to soak down to your roots. Our roots lie in our story, in our experience of calling, and above all in abiding in relationship with our life-giving God. With the demands of ministry and the uncertainties that hang over the future, our roots can become dry. In caring for others we can neglect to look after ourselves. Yet every minister is also a disciple, called to the intimacy of companionship with Christ and continued growth in the Spirit. Our spiritual, physical and emotional health matters to God, who calls each one by name.

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

18 April
Thursday

Becoming the True Me

Leaders: Marilyn Baker and Tracy Williamson

Experience the power of God`s transforming love through the music and teaching of 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

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

24 May
Friday

Touching the Hem of His Garment

Leader: Carol Bostock and the Beauty from Ashes team

Jesus said He came to heal the broken-hearted... This Healing Encounter day led byt he Beuty from Ashes team, offers opportunity to engage with Jesus the Healer through worship, short talks, time for stillness and reflection, and optional one to one prayer ministry.

Residential option is not available
Non-residential price: £50.00

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

21 June
Friday

Daring to Talk about Grief

Leader: Shirley Skrenty

A space for you to connect with your grief in a supportive environment. The day includes input about common themes of the grieving process; opportunities to speak about your own experience in a small and safe group and some quiet time for reflection.

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

July 2024

1 - 5 July
Monday - Friday

Valley Paths

Leader: Gill Hancock

We all go through difficult experiences in life (the death of a loved one, doubts, fears, depression, trauma, ongoing physical pain, past mistakes holding us back to name but a few). The temptation can be to `grit our teeth` to get through those tough times, pick ourselves up and carry on. We may not have had opportunity or permission to work through any emotional, spiritual or mental impact the crisis has left us with. The Valley Path`s course enables us to take time with God, to reflect on those past events, seek a better understanding and more importantly to go deeper with Him and gain new layers of healing.

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

8 July
Monday

Disordered Eating: Exploring Over-eating

Leader: Shirley Skrenty

An opportunity to explore the subject of over-eating, which is often an area of shame in our lives. It will include some biblical teaching about food and eating. We will uncover some common reasons for over-eating and look at ways forward. There will be opportunities to speak about your own experience in a supportive and safe environment, with some time for reflection. This day aims to provide relief and hope for those who struggle with their eating sometimes being out of control.

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

9 July
Tuesday

One Day in Jesus` Ministry

Leader: Carol Bostock and the Beauty from Ashes team

Jesus said He came to heal the broken-hearted... This Healing Encounter day led byt he Beuty from Ashes team, offers opportunity to engage with Jesus the Healer through worship, short talks, time for stillness and reflection, and optional one to one prayer ministry.

Residential option is not available
Non-residential price: £50.00

29 Jul - 2 August
Monday - Friday

Refilling Whilst We Pour Out

Leader: Hilary Murdoch

Do you sometimes feel like you are pouring out of an empty cup? Well, this is an opportunity to refuel and refresh. The retreat is for people who work in Christian charities, missions, ministries or churches and also those in caring professions and roles such as medics, teachers, social workers and parents - people who spend their lives pouring out to others and sometimes forget to look after themselves.

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

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

27 - 30 August
Tuesday - Friday

Running the Race - Preparing for `Retirement`

Leaders: Anne de Reybekilll and Evan Winter

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: £395.00
Non-residential price: £245.00

September 2024

19 September
Thursday

Deeper into God`s Heart

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

17 October
Thursday

You Spread A Table Before Me

Leader: Carol Bostock and the Beauty from Ashes team

Jesus said He came to heal the broken-hearted... This Healing Encounter day led byt he Beuty from Ashes team, offers opportunity to engage with Jesus the Healer through worship, short talks, time for stillness and reflection, and optional one to one prayer ministry.

Residential option is not available
Non-residential price: £50.00

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

4 November
Monday

And Jesus had Compassion on them

Leader: Carol Bostock and the Beauty from Ashes team

Jesus said He came to heal the broken-hearted... This Healing Encounter day led by the Beuty from Ashes team, offers opportunity to engage with Jesus the Healer through worship, short talks, time for stillness and reflection, and optional one to one prayer ministry.

Residential option is not available
Non-residential price: £50.00