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February 2021

What is Prayer? – a quiet day for Lent

Thursday, 18th February @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Online
£20

Led by Nicholas Henshall, this is a day for anyone on any stage of the spiritual journey seeking to go deeper with God, exploring patterns, traditions, complementary approaches from the Bible, the great voices of the Christian tradition, and insights from poetry and contemporary reflection. There will be a series of addresses through the day exploring the question “what is prayer?” We will be looking at a range of models and understandings, alongside some practical examples including how to develop…

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Greening the Soul – a Lent oasis

Wednesday, 24th February @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online
£10

Lent is often described as the ‘springtime of the soul’, a time for growing in our relationship with God. Hildegard of Bingen called this ‘the greening of the soul’ Hildegard lived in the region of the Rhine in 12th Century. She was a Benedictine Abbess, a writer and composer, a mystic and a philosopher These 3 Oasis mornings/afternoons offer an opportunity to ponder how God invites us to grow in faith and hope and love. When our souls are ‘greened’ …

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March 2021

Greening the Soul – a Lent oasis

Wednesday, 3rd March @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online
£10

Lent is often described as the ‘springtime of the soul’, a time for growing in our relationship with God. Hildegard of Bingen called this ‘the greening of the soul’ Hildegard lived in the region of the Rhine in 12th Century. She was a Benedictine Abbess, a writer and composer, a mystic and a philosopher These 3 Oasis mornings/afternoons offer an opportunity to ponder how God invites us to grow in faith and hope and love. When our souls are ‘greened’ …

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Drink deeply – Live Abundantly!

Tuesday, 9th March @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online
£10

Following our very successful series last Autumn, we bring you three new opportunities to drink deeply from the Christian spiritual tradition. In all that we have journeyed through over the past 12 months and in the uncertainty of what still lies ahead, how can we be resourced in our faith journey this New Year? Even in Lockdown, the riches of the Christian spiritual tradition encourage us to drink deeply from the living water Christ offers and so live life abundantly in…

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Greening the Soul – a Lent oasis

Wednesday, 10th March @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online
£10

Lent is often described as the ‘springtime of the soul’, a time for growing in our relationship with God. Hildegard of Bingen called this ‘the greening of the soul’ Hildegard lived in the region of the Rhine in 12th Century. She was a Benedictine Abbess, a writer and composer, a mystic and a philosopher These 3 Oasis mornings/afternoons offer an opportunity to ponder how God invites us to grow in faith and hope and love. When our souls are ‘greened’ …

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Oasis at Lunch – for Ordinands

Friday, 12th March @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online
£5

Simply an opportunity for those who are in vocational training to be fed. Three sessions providing an oasis in the middle of the day on a variety of themes. Session 2: An Oasis during Lent  - Can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life? (Luke 12:26) Led by: Revd Ann Coleman (Spiritual Direction Co-ordinator for Chelmsford Diocese) To book: email retreathouse@chelmsford.anglican.org

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See I am doing a New Thing

Saturday, 13th March @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online
£10

A series of three morning sessions to explore how people have seen and found hope in these troubled times, and how this hope may resource ourselves and our communities.  Come and share in the Good News stories from Church, NHS and parish communities, and see how we are being called to be part of a 'new thing'. Each session will be a two hour Zoom meeting, from 10 am to 12 noon, consisting of corporate worship, a talk and some time…

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What is Prayer? – a quiet day for Lent

Thursday, 18th March @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Online
£20

Led by Nicholas Henshall, this is a day for anyone on any stage of the spiritual journey seeking to go deeper with God, exploring patterns, traditions, complementary approaches from the Bible, the great voices of the Christian tradition, and insights from poetry and contemporary reflection. There will be a series of addresses through the day exploring the question “what is prayer?” We will be looking at a range of models and understandings, alongside some practical examples including how to develop…

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A Quiet Space in Narnia

Saturday, 20th March @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Online
£20

A day to journey together through the wardrobe door into Narnia With space to listen and be listened to unleash our creative self share in the joy and just to ‘be’ in the presence of God The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis are a springboard to set our imaginations free. You do not need to have read the books or seen the films to experience the day. An opportunity to discover the wonders of Narnia in a new way…

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Seeing is Believing: using visual art on the journey through Holy Week to Easter

Monday, 29th March @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Online
£20

Our time together will use the work of visual artists to explore those things that took place in these days  concerning Jesus of Nazareth (Luke 24:18-19). Through times of reflection and quiet, we will allow what we see to deepen our spiritual journey. This day retreat is contemplative, but also allows opportunity for learning and discussion as we explore how it is that art can enrich our faith. Rev Graham Sparkes is a Baptist minister who currently serves as President of…

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