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September 2018

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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

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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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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Angel Voices

Wednesday, 25th September @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
The House of Retreat CM3 1HA United Kingdom
£29

Join us for a day exploring the world of angels –what they do, their role in the bible and the music they've inspired. Patrick Craig is a Countertenor Vicar Choral at St Paul's Cathedral, who also directs choirs, leads courses and lectures on theology and music.

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October 2019

The Romantic God – Friends of Pleshey Quiet Day (open to all)

Tuesday, 22nd October @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
The House of Retreat CM3 1HA United Kingdom
£29

A reflection on prayer. Embracing God's love in prayer. Bishop Trevor Mwamba is Vicar of Barking, St Margaret's, and Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Chelmsford, he was formerly Bishop of Botswana.

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November 2019

Being the Church in Three Dimensions – Advent Quiet Day

Thursday, 28th November @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
The House of Retreat CM3 1HA United Kingdom
£29

Although we live in a particular social context, theologically we have (since Pentecost) lived ‘between the ages’, living in the light of Jesus’ ascension and awaiting his return. The Book of Revelation challenges us to live in this time with discipline, facing suffering, but shaped by the worship of God as we anticipate that the best is yet to be. Dr Ian Paul studied maths and worked in business before training for ordination in Nottingham and completing a PhD on…

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