Still, Small Voice...


With reflections, worship and space to simply ‘be’, these restful quiet days offer the opportunity to retreat from everyday life and return feeling refreshed and renewed to continue hearing the ‘still small voice of calm’.

Each retreat day is lead by a guest retreat leader and has it's own theme, starting with tea and coffee at 9.30am and finishing at 3.30pm.

 

£24.00 per person- includes lunch and refreshments.

 

 

 

 

 

2021


 

Monday 13th December 

Treading Boldly in the Master's Steps 

A day to recognise the peace that Christmas should bring rather than the strain and stress that it often does.

The Carol, Good King Wenceslas, from which the words ‘Treading boldly in the master’s steps’ come, appears to be unrelated to the birth of a baby born to rescue us all, yet if that baby has significance in our own lives we surely seek to tread boldly in the steps marked out for each one of us.

A day to ‘cease our strivings’ and listen out for the ‘still dews of quietness.’ 

Retreat Leader: Gill Morgan

Gill says: As someone who is passionate about seeking quiet and reflection to help us gain inner strength it is a delight to lead quiet days. I host and lead Quiet Garden Days in my home and garden, ‘Gilly’s Quiet Garden’ which is affiliated to The Quiet Garden Movement (of which is am a trustee).

 


2022


 

Monday 10th January

Praying in Colour

This day is for anyone who wants to explore a different way to pray, likes to doodle, colour in but isn't that artistic.

Joan says: Praying in colour has been around for some time and this is my own personal twist on it. In the morning I want to look at how we can use this for both petionary and intercessory prayer. In the afternoon I'd like to look at using this method as a bible study using Lectio Divina. Materials for the day: if you have a waterproof black pen please bring it along but not strictly necessary. An ordinary HB pencil and sharpener..if you have one..would again be useful. I'll bring my colouring pens and pencils for you to use plus paper .

Retreat Leader: Joan Clare

Joan describes herself as 'a very ordinary lay person who enjoys painting watercolour and sewing patchwork throws but who also finds God in the making of things.'

 


 

Friday 21st January

 

Retreat Leader: Revd Jonathon Green

 


 

Monday 7th February 

 

Retreat Leader: Revd Ron Iveson

 


 

Wednesday 23rd February 

 

Retreat Leader: Revd Sam Dourant-Hollamby

 


 

Friday 11th March

Take a seat...A Quiet day with God and van Gogh

This retreat is suitable for everyone, and is a time to stop and sit with God amid the busyness of life and ministry.

Using the art of Vincent van Gogh, and with the help of Bible reflections, poetry and music, we will explore ways that we can sit and rest in God's presence.

Retreat Leader: Revd Jim Bridgman

Jim says: I am a full-time father, husband and vicar in the Diocese, interested in exploring how God speaks to us using different creative media.

 


 

Monday 21st March 

The Art of Listening 

This is a retreat for those who enjoy creativity, theological reflection, opportunities for contemplation and group discussion.

Using NT stories based on Jesus' interactions with marginalised people in his contemporary society, we will explore the significance of listening and how essential it is to the Christian life.

'Instructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it' - Mary Oliver

Retreat Leader: Revd Hana Amner

Hana says: I am an Artist based in Saltney, where I also live out my vocation as a priest serving as a Pioneer Curate at St Mark’s Church Lache and Saltney. Creativity for me, is one of the ways in which I seek to communicate things that I feel God puts on my heart, especially when I feel I can’t quite articulate something in words. I am passionate about creating a platform for voices that are regularly silenced in society, and I use art to provoke thought, discussion and action around faith, cultural and social issues in society.

 


 

Monday 11th April 

 

Retreat Leader: Revd Catherine Cleghorn

 


 

Friday 22nd April 

 

Retreat Leader: Jenny Gilbertson

 


 

Monday 9th May

 

 

 


 

Thursday 26th May

 

Retreat Leader: Revd Karen Andrews

 


 

Wednesday 15th June 

 

Retreat Leader: Revd Josie Tuplin

 


 

Thursday 23rd June 

 

Retreat Leader: Revd Lucy Brewster

 


 

Monday 4th July

 

Retreat Leader: Revd Vanessa Layfield

 


 

Thursday 21st July

 

 

 


 

Monday 5th September 

 

Retreat Leader: Canon Jeremy Dussek

 


 

Friday 30th September 

 

 

 


 

Thursday 13th October 

 

Retreat Leader: Sarah Batchelor 

 


 

Monday 31st October 

 

 

 


 

Friday 4th November 

 

 

 


 

Monday 14th November 

 

 

 


 

Tuesday 6th December 

 

Retreat Leader: Revd Helen Kirk 

 


 

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