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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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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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Individual Guided Retreat

Friday, 18th January, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - Sunday, 20th January, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
£155 – £171

A weekend for those with a desire to deepen their relationship with God; if you are in need of some silence and looking for an opportunity to pray, or have thought about an IGR but never been too sure what is involved. This could be for you. Rosemary Alonso has worked on a personal level with people for many years as a spiritual director and is experienced in retreat work. Download a Booking Form by clicking on Event Title above…

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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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Let all Creation Sing

Wednesday, 20th February, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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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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Peace and Good

Thursday, 28th March, 2019 @ 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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