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October 2018

Icons as a Focus for Prayer

Tuesday, 30th October, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
£28

The Quiet Day will be an opportunity to learn about the purpose of icons and using them as a focus for prayer.  In particular, we will focus on the Retreat Association icon of Jesus and the Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well. Revd Barry Preece, a retired priest living in Kent, is Chair of the Retreat Association and the Association for Promoting Retreats and a former Spirituality Adviser for the Diocese of Guildford.  He continues to lead Quiet Days and Retreats,…

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November 2018

Christmas for Grown-ups

Friday, 23rd November, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - Sunday, 25th November, 2018 @ 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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Reflections for Advent

Thursday, 29th November, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
£28

Which direction are we approaching Christmas from, and how lightly are we travelling? Ven Robin King is the Archdeacon of Stansted and was vicar of three villages in Suffolk before that.  He is married to Katharine (also ordained) and they have two grown up sons. Follow this link to download a Booking Form.

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December 2018

Sing for Joy – Christmas Sing Day

Saturday, 1st December, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
£30

Open to all who enjoy celebrating Christmas in song. If you play a musical instrument, please bring it with you. The day also includes a festive lunch. Lauren Talbot is a worship leader at St Stephens Church in Twickenham as well as Head of RE at a large secondary school. This will be the 2nd year Lauren has joined with us for this day. Follow this link to download a Booking Form.

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Christmas Retreat

Monday, 24th December, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - Wednesday, 26th December, 2018 @ 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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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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What do we bring?

Monday, 15th April, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
£29

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, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
£29

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, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
£29

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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