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April 2018

Stepping Out – Transforming Discipleship

Friday, 27th April @ 6:00 pm - Sunday, 29th April @ 2:00 pm
£146 - £160

Discipleship is the predominant theme and challenge for the church of Christ in a changing world. Jesus’ first and simplest command was and remains - “Follow me”. How do we know the way? What are the limits? Which boundaries must we cross? What is the Kingdom of God? These are just some of the discipleship questions we will explore together.   Bishop Peter Hill is currently serving as the Bishop of Barking. He is currently one of the team of…

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June 2018

Evelyn Underhill Events

Thursday, 14th June @ 7:00 pm - Sunday, 17th June @ 2:00 pm

Three separate events that can be booked individually or as a focused retreat on Evelyn Underhills work. 14th June 7:00pm - Evelyn Underhill Talk 15th June - Evelyn Underhill Day, leading into... 15th - 17th June - A Retreat with Evelyn Underhill See the separate event details following.   Follow this link to download a Booking Form.

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A Retreat with Evelyn Underhill

Friday, 15th June @ 6:00 pm - Sunday, 17th June @ 2:00 pm
£146 - £160

Continuing the Evelyn Underhill weekend led by Revd Barry Orford.   Follow this link to download a Booking Form.

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Trees – Images for Life (Painting & Prayer Retreat)

Monday, 25th June @ 6:00 pm - Sunday, 1st July @ 2:00 pm
£385 - £420

We will reflect on Christ the tree and the ways in which trees can inform our spiritual lives. Our painting need not be confined to trees, but they do make an excellent study. Tutor: Jackie Ball - Since her retirement from teaching Physics, Jackie has been able to devote more time to her long-standing passion for more creative pursuits, particularly drawing and painting. She also enjoys gardening, choral singing and cooking lunch each week for a local charity which helps…

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July 2018

Individual Guided Retreat

Monday, 16th July @ 6:00 pm - Wednesday, 25th July @ 10:00 am
£73 - £80

If you are in need of some silence and looking for an opportunity to pray, this is for you. A time for those with a desire to deepen their relationship with God. Rosemary Alonso leads a team of experienced spiritual directors. (Costs are per £24hrs - minimum stay of 3 nights) Follow this link to download a Booking Form.

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Walking in His Presence – Walking Week

Friday, 27th July @ 6:00 pm - Friday, 3rd August @ 10:00 am
£395 - £425

A relaxing week of walking, reflecting, enjoying, being together with each other and God. Some lunches in local pubs. Whilst the routes are not finalised yet, walks will be of varying lengths up to approximately 12 miles with the opportunity to stop midway. Chaplain: Revd Jean Andrews is Associate Priest at Downham (St Margaret) with S Hanningfield and Ramsden Bellhouse and has been an attendee of this walking week for some years. Follow this link to download a Booking Form.

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August 2018

Flowering (Poetry & Prayer Retreat)

Friday, 10th August @ 6:00 pm - Friday, 17th August @ 10:00 am
£438 - £480

Flowering is a beautiful way to describe how the spiritual life deepens and matures, and even ‘buds again’. It’s something celebrated in poetry from George Herbert to Edwin Muir and many others, and there will be the opportunity to enjoy some of these great poems as well as doing our own writing to explore this theme. The retreat leaders will bring books of poetry and some devotional books, and participants may want to bring some of their own to share.…

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Finding Your Voice – Music Week

Monday, 20th August @ 6:00 pm - Friday, 24th August @ 10:00 am
£295 - £310

Finding Your Voice…a week with Jonathan and Sue Veira where together you will be given the opportunity to discover, or re-discover, the joy of singing in worship. A time for all, whether you sing regularly or only occasionally. Jonathan Veira is a wonderful singer and musician with a larger than life personality and sense of humour. For over 30 years Jonathan has had a successful professional career and his Christian faith has been an essential part of his life and…

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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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