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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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May 2019

Living with…unemployment

Saturday, 4th May @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
£29

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
£29

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
£29

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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July 2019

Gospelling in the Garden

Thursday, 11th July @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
£29

Capture the transformative process of God in our lives as we consider death, life and resurrection through encounters in the Pleshey garden. Revd Hilary Le Seve serves as the parish priest for Wickham Bishops with Little Braxted and as the Assistant Diocesan Director of Ordinands for the Diocese of Chelmsford. She values Pleshey as a space to connect with God and especially its gardens where order and chaos play out their drama and give us glimpses of heaven. Val Tyler…

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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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