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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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February 2019

Let all Creation Sing

Wednesday, 20th February @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

A quiet day reflecting on Psalm 148, who God is and our place within the wider community of creation. Dr Ruth Valerio is Tearfund's Global Advocacy and Influencing Director. Her group mobilises churches around the world to tackle poverty and injustice by pushing for change at a governmental and institutional level. An in-demand speaker and author, Ruth lives in Chichester with her family, where she is a member of Revelation Church. Download a Booking Form by clicking on Event Title…

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March 2019

Living with…life limiting illness

Saturday, 2nd March @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Reflections on living with a life-limiting illness; physically, emotionally and spiritually interspersed with personal reflective activities. The day will include: opening and closing prayer; recollections and experiences of people living with illness; how memories and stories provide emotional support; the spiritual aspects of dying and facing death such as faith, hope, peace and forgiveness; quiet time for personal reflection, prayer and response. Whether you are a minister, pastoral worker, someone living with a life-limiting illness or the family of someone…

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Joining the Song of Creation… (Lent Quiet Day)

Tuesday, 5th March @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

…exploring St Francis’ Canticle of the Creatures. Towards the end of his life, Francis of Assisi composed his great song of praise, which encompasses not just the beauty but also the brokenness of the world. In this Quiet Day in the first week of Lent we’ll be reflecting on how even the more difficult experiences of our lives and of the world can be integrated and transformed. Brother Samuel is a member of the Society of St Francis, an Anglican…

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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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