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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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March 2019

Peace and Good

Thursday, 28th March @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

St Francis is complicated. A Christian of his time, influenced by its courtly and military ideals, but also prophetic, a bringer of peace in mediaeval Assisi, and an inspiration today. 800 years ago he set off on crusade and met the Sultan of Egypt. What was his motivation and what were the consequences of this meeting for him and for us today? Revd Canon Pat Mossop - 20 years a solicitor, 25 years a priest in Chelmsford Diocese serving in…

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April 2019

Holy Week Quiet Days / Retreat

Monday, 15th April @ 9:30 am - Wednesday, 17th April @ 4:30 pm

A few days in this special week to focus on Easter. There are three Quiet Days, listed below and as individual events on this website, that can form part of your time here - or you can just enjoy your own space. Stay for one or two nights. Please contact the office to confirm prices to stay over. Monday 15th April - What do we bring? - Revd Elizabeth Clark Tuesday 16th April - I am the Resurrection and the Life - The Venerable…

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What do we bring?

Monday, 15th April @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Together we will explore two stories; Palm Sunday and the anointing at Bethany. Using silence and other mediums we will look at our response to the overwhelming love of God seen in Jesus. Revd Elizabeth Clark is a Methodist Minister who has spent 15 years in rural North Yorkshire before becoming the National Rural Officer for the Methodist and United Reformed Churches. She enjoys reading, music, art and baking although not necessarily all at the same time! Download a Booking Form by clicking…

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I am the Resurrection and the Life

Tuesday, 16th April @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

A series of reflections, drawing on art and poetry of the significance of the death and raising of Lazarus in John’s Gospel. The Venerable Elizabeth Snowden was collated as Archdeacon of Chelmsford in March 2016. She was ordained in Lichfield Diocese serving her title post and then her first post before moving to the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham where she served as Incumbent and as Area dean. She is married to Geoff with four adult children. Amongst other responsibilities…

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Praying in the Light of our Frontlines

Wednesday, 17th April @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

We will be looking at the prayer that Jesus taught us and trying to approach it in fresh ways with fresh eyes. Come ready to reflect, be provoked and be encouraged: Ready to pray, ready to listen, ready to live. Revd Dr Neil Hudson leads the Church Team at the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity. Alongside working with LICC, Neil is an Elim church minister in Salford.  He’s been part of that church community for the last 30 years. Download…

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May 2019

Living with…unemployment

Saturday, 4th May @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

A reflective and exploratory day for anyone who is out of work or facing the prospect of being so. There is also the opportunity for family, friends and others to better understand some of the pressures that unemployment can bring. A day for ministers, pastoral workers and anyone affected by unemployment. (Bursaries are available to make the day affordable to all.) Revd Lara Dose has been the priest-in-charge at St. Andrew’s Romford since July 2012. She is also Lead Chaplain…

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Rhythms of the Soul

Wednesday, 15th May @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

In this evocative Quiet Day, Brian will lead us into a rich and soulful space through times of guided reflection, stillness, and gentle teaching on contemplative Christian spirituality. Brian Draper is an experienced retreat leader, writer and speaker. He is author (most recently) of Soulfulness: Deepening the Mindful Life, and a regular contributor to Radio 4's Thought for the Day. Download a Booking Form by clicking on Event Title above and then clicking here.

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June 2019

Evelyn Underhill Weekend – Talk / Retreat & Quiet Day

Thursday, 13th June - Sunday, 16th June

A weekend exploring the writings of Evelyn Underhill. Dr Micha Jazz will dig a little deeper into some of Evelyn’s writings and prayers reflecting on the relevance today of her work from around 100 years ago. The weekend is split into three events, which can be booked individually or as a 2 or 3 night retreat: Thursday 13th June – Evelyn Underhill Talk - 7:00pm for 7:30pm start Friday 14th – Sunday 16th June - A Retreat with Evelyn Underhill incorporating... Saturday…

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Evelyn Underhill Quiet Day

Saturday, 15th June @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

As part of the weekend retreat and on the anniversary of Evelyn's death, an opportunity to join others to learn a little more of her life and writings. Dr Micha Jazz is a regular presenter on Premier Christian Radio and is the author of the 'Be Still & Know' devotionals in Voice of Hope. A self-styled contemplative Franciscan Friar who, when away from the microphone, enjoys running, along with his wife Jayne, St Cuthbert's Oratory on the South Coast of England.…

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