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October 2020

Self-catered breaks

Saturday, 3rd October - Friday, 18th December
The House of Retreat CM3 1HA United Kingdom

Take a break in beautiful surroundings to recoup and recharge. Parsonage Cottage and The Gatehouse are both available for booking from the beginning of October - ideal for mid-week getaways, or weekend retreats. Parsonage Cottage The Cottage, a cosy thatched building in the grounds, offers a snug venue for up to four people in two bedrooms, with fully equipped kitchen, sitting room (with TV and DVD player) and dining room. This is available for £100 per night (plus VAT at…

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Individual Residential Retreats

Friday, 30th October - Friday, 18th December
The House of Retreat CM3 1HA United Kingdom
£83

Need space to be on your own, despite lockdown? Need time to be with God and reflect on the tumultuous time we are in? Book a residential individual retreat at The Retreat House, Pleshey, and sink into the centuries old atmosphere of prayer. Individuals can book an ensuite room for a minimum of two nights, Monday to Sunday lunchtime from 30th October onwards. Stays will be full-board and cost £83 per night per person. For available dates please contact retreathouse@chelmsford.anglican.org…

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Group Retreats

Friday, 30th October - Friday, 18th December
The House of Retreat CM3 1HA United Kingdom
£20 – £83

Group retreats are subject to any restrictions currently in force, locally or nationally. Please call to check what is possible. We can offer space to meet in a socially distanced manner, a space for quiet contemplation or sharing, ensuite accommodation and full-board. Groups can book ensuite rooms for a minimum of two nights, Monday to Sunday lunchtime from 30th October onwards. Stays will be full-board and cost £83 per person per night. Group day retreats cost £20 per person and include…

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November 2020

Watching and Waiting – Advent Weekend Retreat

Friday, 20th November @ 5:00 pm - Sunday, 22nd November @ 2:30 pm
Online
£75

Led by the Venerable Pete Spires, Archdeacon of Knowsley and Sefton. A virtual opportunity to ponder and take time to reflect on the significance of Advent in this time of pandemic.  Learn about the importance of looking and listening for the God who is always coming to us. The retreat will be a mixture of devotional talks, silence and worship (optional).  There will also be an opportunity to talk to the retreat leader individually about what God might be saying to…

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Well Being: Drink Deeply – Live Abundantly

Tuesday, 24th November @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online
£10

In all that we have journeyed through over the past 6 months and in the uncertainty of what still lies ahead, how can we be resourced in our faith journey this autumn? Whether in lockdown or emerging from it , the riches of the Christian spiritual tradition encourage us to drink deeply from the living water Christ offers and so live life abundantly in Christ! Second of three sessions:                 The Carmelite Tradition…

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Jacob Limping – Advent Day Retreat

Thursday, 26th November @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Online
£20

Vulnerability is how we open up to grace in the upside down values of the kingdom - in the desert we face ourselves as we really are and discover that God's love for us is without limit. Through prayer, silence and a series of addresses we will go on a journey with texts from Scripture and wisdom from the tradition - the desert fathers, the cloud of unknowing, Teresa of Avila through to Thomas Merton and Jean Vanier. Nicholas is…

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Poetry is the Oil of Life

Friday, 27th November @ 5:00 pm - Sunday, 29th November @ 2:30 pm
Online
£75

A weekend of Poetry with George Herbert, Gerard Manley Hopkins, John Betjeman, and Philip Larkin. Led by Canon John Howden. Whether you love words, and poetry or just the thought of a weekend reflecting on the words crafted by four of the greatest English poets, even if you have never entertained the idea, this retreat is for you. We will be looking at some specific poems and mixing our reflections with Biblical references. No prior knowledge of the poems or any…

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December 2020

Well Being: Drink Deeply – Live Abundantly

Tuesday, 8th December @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online
£10

In all that we have journeyed through over the past 6 months and in the uncertainty of what still lies ahead, how can we be resourced in our faith journey this autumn? Whether in lockdown or emerging from it , the riches of the Christian spiritual tradition encourage us to drink deeply from the living water Christ offers and so live life abundantly in Christ! Third of three sessions:               The Desert Fathers and…

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