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September 2018

Useful information for Retreats and Quiet Days

Saturday, 1st September, 2018 - Tuesday, 31st December, 2019

Prices shown represent shared facility / ensuite rooms. Quiet Days – arrival is from 9:30am for a 10:00am start. Lunch is normally provided and the day finishes around 4:00pm with Tea/Coffee and biscuits. Retreats – arrival is from 5:00pm on the first day – unless by prior agreement. The welcome session starts 30 minutes before supper on the first evening. Departure is by 2:00pm at the latest on the final day. Morning Prayers are led by our Chaplains at 9:00am with…

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July 2019

Gospelling in the Garden

Thursday, 11th July @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
£29

Capture the transformative process of God in our lives as we consider death, life and resurrection through encounters in the Pleshey garden. Revd Hilary Le Seve serves as the parish priest for Wickham Bishops with Little Braxted and as the Assistant Diocesan Director of Ordinands for the Diocese of Chelmsford. She values Pleshey as a space to connect with God and especially its gardens where order and chaos play out their drama and give us glimpses of heaven. Val Tyler…

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Individual Guided Retreat

Monday, 15th July @ 6:00 pm - Wednesday, 24th July @ 9:30 am
£75 – £83

If you are in need of some silence and looking for an opportunity to pray, this is for you. A time for those with a desire to deepen their relationship with God. Rosemary Alonso leads a team of experienced spiritual directors. (Costs are per £24hrs – minimum stay of 3 nights) Follow this link to download a Booking Form.

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Friends’ Day

Saturday, 20th July @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
The House of Retreat CM3 1HA United Kingdom

An opportunity for the Friends of Pleshey to spend time with each other. Please bring something for the 'bring and share' lunch. The House will provide desserts - please confirm attendance in advance with the office for catering purposes.

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Walking Week

Friday, 26th July @ 6:00 pm - Friday, 2nd August @ 10:00 am
The House of Retreat CM3 1HA United Kingdom
£399 – £439

A relaxing week of walking, reflecting and enjoying being with each other and God. Some lunches in local pubs. A mixed bag of walks - for the ambler as well as the rambler.

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Living with … Mental Illness

Saturday, 27th July @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
£29

"Learning to Breathe" Rachael will follow the chapters of her book; “First Breaths” looks at what mental health is, what the Bible has to say about it. “Struggling for Air” looks at the reality of mental illness and exploring a theology of Holy Saturday. “Resuscitation” looks at the role of family, friends and carers. Ending the day on “Learning to Breathe” where we will pull together all we have shared through the day. Rachael Newham (@RachaelNewham) is the Founder of…

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August 2019

Creative Arts Retreat – Painting & Prayer (Theme: Journeys)

Friday, 2nd August @ 6:00 pm - Friday, 9th August @ 10:00 am
The House of Retreat CM3 1HA United Kingdom
£475 – £523

You can expect a warm welcome, space to reflect, to pray and to worship, as well as plenty of time to be creative. We shall explore some journeys mentioned in the Bible, and their relevance for our own faith journeys, and enjoy painting as we meander through the House of Retreat, Pleshey’s gardens and surrounding countryside, relating our work to the Biblical journeys or our own if relevant. Christine Phillips (Tutor) trained at Hornsey College  of Art and Design and…

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Worship Works – Music Week

Monday, 12th August @ 6:00 pm - Friday, 16th August @ 10:00 am
The House of Retreat CM3 1HA United Kingdom
£328 – £360

A Week for worshippers, worship leaders, musicians and members of the congregation.  Themes based around our book ‘Worship Works’. ‘Understanding Worship’, ‘Praise and Sunday Morning’, ‘Creative & Prophetic Worship’ and ‘Leading and Planning Worship’.  This will include teaching sessions, worship times and practical activities suitable for singers and instrumentalists of all abilities. Roger Jones is a Composer, Speaker, Writer, Broadcaster, Anglican Lay Reader. http://www.cmm.org.uk/people/jones.php

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Creative Arts Retreat – Embroidery & Prayer (Theme: Colours)

Friday, 16th August @ 6:00 pm - Friday, 23rd August @ 10:00 am
The House of Retreat CM3 1HA United Kingdom
£475 – £523

You can expect a warm welcome, space to reflect, to pray and to worship, as well as plenty of time to be creative. We shall explore some of the colours mentioned in the Bible and their significance. Think of the rainbow and the Light of the world! Different colours can be particularly meaningful and influence us in our daily lives. Lots of ideas to make it a colourful week! For the textile aspect of this retreat the theme offers a…

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September 2019

Three views; Priestly, Prophetic & Wise – One Creator God

Tuesday, 3rd September @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
The House of Retreat CM3 1HA United Kingdom
£29

A focus on God as Creator drawing on 3 distinct Old Testament traditions, Priestly (Genesis 1), Prophetic (Isaiah 40-48) and Wisdom (Job 28, 38-41).   Revd Dr Janet Tollington - after a career in the police service and a short period in retailing, Janet trained for the Baptist Ministry and was ordained in 1989.  In 1994 she moved to Westminster College, Cambridge (United Reformed Church) to teach Old Testament and Biblical Hebrew in the Cambridge Theological Federation until she retired…

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