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Poetry is the Oil of Life

Friday, 27th November, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - Sunday, 29th November, 2020 @ 2:30 pm


A weekend of Poetry with George Herbert, Gerard Manley Hopkins, John Betjeman, and Philip Larkin.

Led by Canon John Howden.

Whether you love words, and poetry or just the thought of a weekend reflecting on the words crafted by four of the greatest English poets, even if you have never entertained the idea, this retreat is for you.

We will be looking at some specific poems and mixing our reflections with Biblical references. No prior knowledge of the poems or any academic understanding will be necessary. Just come prepared to soak yourselves in the imagery of the poems and the sheer enjoyment of time spent doing something you would not otherwise do.

There will be a pattern of worship through the weekend and time to share with each other.

John is a retired Anglican clergyman, former Warden of the Retreat House and currently a prize-winning film maker extraordinaire.

Cost: £75 per person

To book please contact retreathouse@chelmsford.anglican.org or 01245 237251


Friday, 27th November, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Sunday, 29th November, 2020 @ 2:30 pm
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Revd Canon John Howden