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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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November 2018

Tuned in and Switched on

Tuesday, 6th November @ 6:00 pm - Thursday, 8th November @ 2:00 pm
£146 – £160

In what often feels like a noisy and 'hurry-sick' world, how can we better learn to listen to God, ourselves and others? Bishop Chris Edmondson served as Bishop of Bolton in the Diocese of Manchester till his retirement in 2016.  Prior to this he worked in a variety of parish and Diocesan posts in the north of England, as well as having been Warden of Lee Abbey in Devon.  He is author of a number of books on leadership and…

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Christmas for Grown-ups

Friday, 23rd November @ 6:00 pm - Sunday, 25th November @ 2:00 pm
£146 – £160

What brings us to the crib? Is it a calling to come to a deeper faith? Faith in a God who is reaching out to save us? Wonder at the total disclosure of our God? Are we prepared to be in covenant with a God who keeps his promises? Over this weekend we will wait upon and listen to the Spirit who is inviting us into a deeper relationship with the person of Jesus. Magdalen Houlihan retired from teaching and…

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December 2018

Christmas Retreat

Monday, 24th December @ 2:00 pm - Wednesday, 26th December @ 2:00 pm
£166 – £180

Over recent years we have had 2 wonderful Retreats at Christmas. This is open to all but is particularly there for those who might normally spend Christmas on their own. This is not a silent retreat, but nor is it a ‘party’. There will be opportunity for those who wish to, to have quiet space but it is also time for people to have a comfortable, relaxed time together. Arriving any time after 1:00pm on Christmas Eve through to leaving…

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January 2019

Dawn of a New Year

Friday, 4th January, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - Sunday, 6th January, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
£120 – £135

This is an opportunity to spend time in prayer at the start of this New Year; for the House of Retreat and all who will connect here in 2019. There will be some prayer stations around the house focusing on specific subjects. for your own year ahead and all that lies before you. Morning Prayers at 9:00am, Midday Prayers at 12:15pm and Night Prayer at 8:30pm will all be held in the Chapel. There is the option to call in…

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February 2019

Jesus in the Gospels

Friday, 8th February, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - Sunday, 10th February, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
£155 – £171

Dave will take a fresh look at Jesus in the gospels, drawing on stories and visuals, inspiring us to keep moving on with the Creator God who understands us. Dave Hopwood is a writer, speaker and Bible communicator. He loves communicating the Bible and the Christian faith using contemporary media, humour and stories. He is author of a series of books retelling the Bible including The Shed, The Bloke’s Bible and Film & Faith. He speaks at various places here, there and everywhere…

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March 2019

To be a Pilgrim (Lent Retreat)

Friday, 8th March, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - Sunday, 10th March, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
£155 – £171

The word ‘pilgrim’ is full of adventure – it conjures up images of roads and paths, new places and companions, challenges and surprises.  In this retreat we explore what it means to be a Christian pilgrim and how a pilgrim spirit can transform our lives. We will reflect on the way in which pilgrimage spirituality helps us to understand better our landscape, our selves and God. Revd Dr Sally Welch is an experienced pilgrim who has undertaken many journeys in…

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April 2019

Holy Week Quiet Days / Retreat

Monday, 15th April, 2019 @ 9:30 am - Wednesday, 17th April, 2019 @ 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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May 2019

Making Melody

Friday, 10th May, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - Sunday, 12th May, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
£155 – £171

Music is a very powerful medium through which we can release our worship to God. This enabling and teaching weekend with Dave and Pat Bilbrough is designed to help us 'raise the bar' creatively as we do that. Appropriate for delegates of all levels of musical ability. Topics will include.... The heart of worship, leading worship, song-writing, singing, percussion. There will also be a concert led by Dave & Pat in Holy Truinity Church, Pleshey on the Saturday evening, 11th…

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June 2019

Evelyn Underhill Weekend – Talk / Retreat & Quiet Day

Thursday, 13th June, 2019 - Sunday, 16th June, 2019

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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