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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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October 2018

Icons as a Focus for Prayer

Tuesday, 30th October @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
£28

The Quiet Day will be an opportunity to learn about the purpose of icons and using them as a focus for prayer.  In particular, we will focus on the Retreat Association icon of Jesus and the Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well. Revd Barry Preece, a retired priest living in Kent, is Chair of the Retreat Association and the Association for Promoting Retreats and a former Spirituality Adviser for the Diocese of Guildford.  He continues to lead Quiet Days and Retreats,…

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November 2018

Tuned in and Switched on

Tuesday, 6th November @ 6:00 pm - Thursday, 8th November @ 2:00 pm
£146 – £160

In what often feels like a noisy and 'hurry-sick' world, how can we better learn to listen to God, ourselves and others? Bishop Chris Edmondson served as Bishop of Bolton in the Diocese of Manchester till his retirement in 2016.  Prior to this he worked in a variety of parish and Diocesan posts in the north of England, as well as having been Warden of Lee Abbey in Devon.  He is author of a number of books on leadership and…

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Christmas for Grown-ups

Friday, 23rd November @ 6:00 pm - Sunday, 25th November @ 2:00 pm
£146 – £160

What brings us to the crib? Is it a calling to come to a deeper faith? Faith in a God who is reaching out to save us? Wonder at the total disclosure of our God? Are we prepared to be in covenant with a God who keeps his promises? Over this weekend we will wait upon and listen to the Spirit who is inviting us into a deeper relationship with the person of Jesus. Magdalen Houlihan retired from teaching and…

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Reflections for Advent

Thursday, 29th November @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
£28

Which direction are we approaching Christmas from, and how lightly are we travelling? Ven Robin King is the Archdeacon of Stansted and was vicar of three villages in Suffolk before that.  He is married to Katharine (also ordained) and they have two grown up sons. Follow this link to download a Booking Form.

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December 2018

Sing for Joy – Christmas Sing Day

Saturday, 1st December @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
£30

Open to all who enjoy celebrating Christmas in song. If you play a musical instrument, please bring it with you. The day also includes a festive lunch. Lauren Talbot is a worship leader at St Stephens Church in Twickenham as well as Head of RE at a large secondary school. This will be the 2nd year Lauren has joined with us for this day. Follow this link to download a Booking Form.

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Christmas Retreat

Monday, 24th December @ 2:00 pm - Wednesday, 26th December @ 2:00 pm
£166 – £180

Over recent years we have had 2 wonderful Retreats at Christmas. This is open to all but is particularly there for those who might normally spend Christmas on their own. This is not a silent retreat, but nor is it a ‘party’. There will be opportunity for those who wish to, to have quiet space but it is also time for people to have a comfortable, relaxed time together. Arriving any time after 1:00pm on Christmas Eve through to leaving…

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January 2019

Dawn of a New Year

Friday, 4th January, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - Sunday, 6th January, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
£120 – £135

This is an opportunity to spend time in prayer at the start of this New Year; for the House of Retreat and all who will connect here in 2019. There will be some prayer stations around the house focusing on specific subjects. for your own year ahead and all that lies before you. Morning Prayers at 9:00am, Midday Prayers at 12:15pm and Night Prayer at 8:30pm will all be held in the Chapel. There is the option to call in…

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Individual Guided Retreat

Friday, 18th January, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - Sunday, 20th January, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
£155 – £171

A weekend for those with a desire to deepen their relationship with God; if you are in need of some silence and looking for an opportunity to pray, or have thought about an IGR but never been too sure what is involved. This could be for you. Rosemary Alonso has worked on a personal level with people for many years as a spiritual director and is experienced in retreat work. Download a Booking Form by clicking on Event Title above…

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February 2019

Jesus in the Gospels

Friday, 8th February, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - Sunday, 10th February, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
£155 – £171

Dave will take a fresh look at Jesus in the gospels, drawing on stories and visuals, inspiring us to keep moving on with the Creator God who understands us. Dave Hopwood is a writer, speaker and Bible communicator. He loves communicating the Bible and the Christian faith using contemporary media, humour and stories. He is author of a series of books retelling the Bible including The Shed, The Bloke’s Bible and Film & Faith. He speaks at various places here, there and everywhere…

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