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Friday 23rd September 202216:00'Now that I'm free to be myself, who am I?' (Mary Oliver)
Friday 23rd - Sunday 25th September 2022 Cost: £175pp - Includes meals, refreshments and accommodation A creative space to reflect on the impact that change has on our lives. Change can mean very different things to different people at different times of our lives. It can hold threat or promise for us. This weekend is an opportunity to pause, take a deep breath and be still. We will engage with art, poetry, scripture, music, and times of silence, bringing our personal situation into the presence of God. There we can encounter the source of peace, love and hope. This retreat is likely to contain: Silence Arts and crafts Music Poetry Spiritual direction Personal development Retreat Leaders: Wendy & Andrew Rudd Andrew Rudd is passionate about finding wonder in the ordinary. In this he is helped particularly by poetry, music, nature and two wonderful grandchildren. He lives in Frodsham, Cheshire, where he is a Reader at St Laurence Church. Andrew is a poet and spiritual companion and leads retreats and quiet days. In 2006 he was Cheshire Poet Laureate, and is currently Poet in Residence at Manchester Cathedral. He has mostly retired from ‘gainful employment’, apart from teaching Spirituality and New Testament to ordinands and trainee Readers. Wendy Rudd is a listener and an artist. She is interested in how we can glimpse God in the ordinary: nature, creativity or encounter with others. Often in unexpected places. She has spent a lifetime working with children who have additional needs, and their families. These days, she offers others a safe space in listening and spiritual accompaniment.
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