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May 2018

Living with…Poverty

Saturday, 5th May @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Please bring a packed lunch. A Quiet Day for anyone wrestling with poverty or for those who provide support. We don’t want cost to be a barrier for anyone attending. There are a number of subsidised places available. Please contact the office for information. Revd Chris Howson – Church Action on Poverty   Follow this link to download a Booking Form.

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Open Day

Monday, 7th May @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Come and visit the Retreat House and gardens, have lunch outside (weather permitting) and enjoy the many craft stalls (some new for this year) that we have invited along for the day.

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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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Evelyn Underhill Talk

Thursday, 14th June @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The role Evelyn Underhill played as a Retreat Leader.   Val Thompson is a retired teacher and works as a Spiritual Director in the Chelmsford Diocese and is currently studying for an M.A. in Christian Spirituality at Sarum College.   Follow this link to download a Booking Form.

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Evelyn Underhill Quiet Day

Friday, 15th June @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

A weekend, starting with a Quiet Day, reflecting on the life and work of Evelyn Underhill as a help to Christian living today.   Revd Barry Orford, following many years of working with students in Oxford, is now the Guild Vicar of St Dunstan-in-the-West in Fleet Street.   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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July 2018

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

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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