Retreat Leaders

Val Freeman

Val Freeman

Val is a fellow pilgrim who enjoys making a way for people to connect with God. She loves creative expression, walking and dawdling in nature, caring for the planet, joining in acts of social justice and eating with loved ones. She works as a counsellor and is currently writing her second novel.



Retreats led by Val Freeman

May 2024

31 May - 2 June
Friday - Sunday

Praying In and Out

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

August 2024

16 - 18 August
Friday - Sunday

Reigniting your Creative Spark

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