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September 2019

Three views; Priestly, Prophetic & Wise – One Creator God

Tuesday, 3rd September, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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February 2020

We are what we do

Tuesday, 25th February, 2020
The House of Retreat CM3 1HA United Kingdom
£30

There are two streams running through Western philosophy and theology: the 'being' stream and the 'action' stream.

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March 2020

Daily Prayer – Origins and practice

Wednesday, 18th March, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
The House of Retreat CM3 1HA United Kingdom
£30

What is the purpose of and traditions surrounding the offices of Daily Prayer? Spend the day learning the origins, framed by prayer, and how to create and establish a pattern of Daily Prayer in our own lives. Come to a place steeped in prayer to learn about prayer.

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April 2020

Holy Week – Faith in Art

Monday, 6th April, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
The House of Retreat CM3 1HA United Kingdom
£30

Explore the events of Holy Week through the work of visual artists. Take a spiritual journey exploring the link between art and faith.

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Holy Week – Encountering God through creative writing

Tuesday, 7th April, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
The House of Retreat CM3 1HA United Kingdom
£30

How do you express your faith creatively? Using the Psalms as a base, we will explore the medium of creative writing to take us onward on our faith journey.

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Holy Week – A musical journey though Holy Week

Wednesday, 8th April, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
The House of Retreat CM3 1HA United Kingdom
£30

Take a journey with Jesus and the disciples, through the events of Holy Week, using music, words and silence.

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October 2020

Group Retreats

Friday, 30th October, 2020 - Friday, 18th December, 2020
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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