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August 2018

Finding Your Voice – Music Week

Monday, 20th August @ 6:00 pm - Friday, 24th August @ 10:00 am
£295 – £310

Finding Your Voice…a week with Jonathan and Sue Veira where together you will be given the opportunity to discover, or re-discover, the joy of singing in worship. A time for all, whether you sing regularly or only occasionally. Jonathan Veira is a wonderful singer and musician with a larger than life personality and sense of humour. For over 30 years Jonathan has had a successful professional career and his Christian faith has been an essential part of his life and…

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September 2018

Finding God in the wonder and reality of life

Tuesday, 25th September @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
£28

The hope is that this day encourages you to practise connecting with God in different ways and have a deeper appreciation of him in every walk of life. Revd Jackie Sams is Associate Minister at St Margaret's Colchester and also a Spiritual Director. She has discovered that life flows best if she connects with God in every aspect of life and let doing flow from being in Him. Follow this link to download a Booking Form.

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October 2018

Every place is hallowed ground

Thursday, 11th October @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
£28

“Every place is hallowed ground” is a line written by the Olney Poet William Cowper and in this Quiet Day Jonathan will seek to use verse from Cowper and others to celebrate how, in Gerard Manley Hopkins words “the world is charged with the grandeur of God”.  There will be an opportunity for prayer and Eucharist. Ven Jonathan Smith serves as Archdeacon of St Albans.  He was first introduced to Pleshey at a Parish Weekend for Waltham Abbey where he…

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Celtic Reflections

Saturday, 20th October @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
£28

An opportunity to spend time reflecting on God's word and creation with an influence from the early Celtic church. Revd Graham Dowling is the Vicar of St Patricks, Barking. Since early 2017 he has also fulfilled the role as Chaplain at The House of Retreat, leading a team of approximately 16 day chaplains. Follow this link to download a Booking Form.

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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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