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April 2017
£27

Holy Week Quiet Days

Monday, 10th April - Wednesday, 12th April

See the separate details for each of the Quiet Days for Holy Week. Have you considered staying overnight at the House for more than one of this Holy Weeks Quiet Days? Please contact the office to enquire further re availability and cost. Download a Booking Form by clicking on Event Title above and then clicking here.

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£27

Holy Week Quiet Day – The Rt Revd Stephen Cottrell

Monday, 10th April @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

A day reflecting on the Easter story itself and responding imaginatively to the things Jesus said. Bring a notebook and a Bible. Download a Booking Form by clicking on Event Title above and then clicking here.

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£27

‘I am the bread of life . . .’ (John 6 : 35) – Holy Week Quiet Day – The Ven Elizabeth Snowden

Tuesday, 11th April @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Reflections on scripture, drawing on poetry, prose and art. Download a Booking Form by clicking on Event Title above and then clicking here.

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£27

‘The Teacher says, “My time is near” (Matthew 26.18)’ – Holy Week Quiet Day – The Revd Canon Martin Wood

Wednesday, 12th April @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Walking the Way of the Cross with Matthew’s Gospel. How do we approach God in this holiest of weeks? What does it mean to ‘take up our cross’?’ How can the Passion, as it is told in Matthew’s Gospel help us on that road? Download a Booking Form by clicking on Event Title above and then clicking here.

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73per night - 78per night

Individual Guided Retreat – Min stay 3 nights

Monday, 24th April @ 4:30 pm - Friday, 28th April @ 9:30 pm

For those with a desire to deepen their relationship with God. Retreats begin with supper on the first day and end after breakfast on the last. Download a Booking Form by clicking on Event Title above and then clicking here.

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£10

Evelyn Underhill Lecture – Dr Robyn Wrigley-Carr

Thursday, 27th April @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Our 1st Annual Evelyn Underhill Lecture will delve deeper into some of the 'gems of wisdom' found in a ‘Book of Prayers’ that Evelyn wrote and collected for leading spiritual retreats at The Retreat House (1929-1938). This precious book was thought lost for decades and has recently been unearthed. Download a Booking Form by clicking on Event Title above and then clicking here.

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£154 - £164

Darkness and Dawn – Weekend Retreat – Dr Robyn Wrigley-Carr

Friday, 28th April @ 4:30 pm - Sunday, 30th April @ 1:30 pm

"Rest in what you do know and live in it. Dawning light can't be snatched." - Evelyn Underhill We are surrounded by the ongoing reality of darkness. This state of being is acknowledged by the Psalmist, who closes one Psalm with the words, "Darkness is my closest friend." But the darkness is always - eventually - followed by the dawn, by "dawning light." Christ is a "fountain of cascading light", our companion and protector in the darkness, and the One…

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May 2017
Open to all

House Open Day – open to all

Monday, 1st May @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Come along and see the Retreat House and gardens, have lunch outside (weather permitting) and enjoy the many craft stalls that we have invited along for the day. The day will also include the official opening of Phase 2 of the Building Programme by The Bishop of Chelmsford – The Rt Revd Stephen Cottrell.

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£27

‘Desert Island Hymns’ – Quiet Day – The Revd Ruth Patten

Thursday, 11th May @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

A chance to explore how hymns shape faith and how our favourite hymns and songs have played a role in our faith journey.  Together we will reflect on the formative influence of hymns and songs and how they sustain our inner, personal lives.  We will also consider how they sustain our corporate lives as communities of faith and how we respond and act because of what we believe. Download a Booking Form by clicking on Event Title above and then…

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June 2017
£27

‘Five Biddings for Prayer’ – Evelyn Underhill Quiet Day – The Revd Canon Edward Carter

Thursday, 15th June @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Evelyn Underhill led many retreats at Pleshey, and kept a book of prayers and biddings which she added to over the years. This Quiet Day will draw upon five particular biddings that she used, as a way of reflecting on the purpose and practice of Christian prayer. Download a Booking Form by clicking on Event Title above and then clicking here.

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