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What is Prayer? – a quiet day for Lent

Thursday, 18th February @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Led by Nicholas Henshall, this is a day for anyone on any stage of the spiritual journey seeking to go deeper with God, exploring patterns, traditions, complementary approaches from the Bible, the great voices of the Christian tradition, and insights from poetry and contemporary reflection.

There will be a series of addresses through the day exploring the question “what is prayer?” We will be looking at a range of models and understandings, alongside some practical examples including how to develop a pattern of prayer; the use of silence in prayer; the role of the Bible in prayer; patterns, rhythms and good habits; and the challenges of prayer, such as distraction and times when everything seems to feel like being lost in the wilderness.

The day will be framed by simple acts of worship together, periods of silence for reflection, and times when we can reflect together.

Nicholas is Dean of Chelmsford and has previously served for 14 years in inner city Newcastle, 6 years at Derby Cathedral, and 6 years in Harrogate. He has led retreats and quiet days in the UK and in South Africa and has a passionate desire to enable people to deepen their journey with God.

To book: email retreathouse@chelmsford.anglican.org


Thursday, 18th February
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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The Very Revd Nicholas Henshall – Dean of Chelmsford