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July 2018

Garden Quiet Day

Thursday, 12th July @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
£28

Reflections on garden encounters in scripture, from the Garden of Eden to the Garden of Gethsemane and the Garden of the Resurrection.  There will also be plenty of time to enjoy Pleshey's garden under the expert guidance of Val. Revd Ruth Patten is a priest and musician, and is currently the incumbent of two parishes not far from Pleshey, Great Dunmow and Barnston.  Whilst not "green-fingered" herself, she loves spending time in a variety of gardens - from the unkempt…

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September 2018

What is Christian mission today?

Wednesday, 5th September @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
£28

A discussion of different aspects of mission including presence, dialogue, action and evangelism. Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali was the Bishop of Rochester until 2009. Before that he was the General Secretary of CMS and the Bishop of Raiwind, Pakistan. He is the current President of the Oxford Centre for Training, Research, Advocacy and Dialogue and has authored thirteen books. Follow this link to download a Booking Form.

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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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November 2018

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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