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Diocesan House of Retreat
The Street
Pleshey
Chelmsford
CM3 1HA

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http://www.retreathousepleshey.com

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Anglican

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The House of Retreat is situated at the edge of a small, moated village in the heart of the Essex countryside and is a place of prayer, space and quiet reflection.

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Associate

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Sunday 14th June 2020
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Thu 11 Jul 09:30 till 16:00
▶Gospelling in the Garden - led by Revd Hilary Le Seve. Garden Quiet Day
▼Gospelling in the Garden - led by Revd Hilary Le Seve. Garden Quiet Day
Capture the transformative process of God in our lives as we consider death, life and resurrection through encounters in the Pleshey garden. Revd Hilary Le Seve serves as the parish priest for Wickham Bishops with Little Braxted and as the Assistant Diocesan Director of Ordinands for the Diocese of Chelmsford. She values Pleshey as a space to connect with God and especially its gardens where order and chaos play out their drama and give us glimpses of heaven.
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Mon 15 Jul 18:00
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Wed 24 Jul 14:00
▶Individual Guided Retreat - led by Rosemary Alonso
▼Individual Guided Retreat - led by Rosemary Alonso
If you are in need of some silence and looking for an opportunity to pray, this is for you. A time for those with a desire to deepen their relationship with God (Minimum stay should be 3 days). Rosemary Alonso leads a team of experienced spiritual directors
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Mon 15 Jul 18:00
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Fri 2 Aug 10:00
▶Walking Week
▼Walking Week
A mixed bag of walks. For the ambler as well as the rambler.
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Sat 27 Jul 09:30 till 16:00
▶Living with... Mental Illness led by Rachael Newham
▼Living with... Mental Illness led by Rachael Newham
"Learning to Breathe" Rachel will follow the chapters of her book; "First Breaths" looks at what mental health is, what the Bible has to say about it. "Struggling for Air" looks at the reality of mental illness and exploring a theology of Holy Saturday. "Resuscitation" looks at the role of family, friends and carers. Ending the day on "Learning to Breathe" where we will pull together all we have shared through the day. Rachael Newham (@RachaelNewham is the Founder of ThinkTwice, a Christian mental health awareness charity and the author of "Learning to Breathe". She lives in Hertfordshire with her family and can be found indulging in her love of coffee, books and photography on Instagram!
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Fri 2 Aug 18:00
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Fri 9 Aug 10:00
▶Journeys - Creative Arts Painting & Prayer Retreat - Led by Christine Phillips (Tutor) & Margaret Stein (Chaplain)
▼Journeys - Creative Arts Painting & Prayer Retreat - Led by Christine Phillips (Tutor) & Margaret Stein (Chaplain)
You can expect a warm welcome, space to reflect, to pray and to worship, as well as plenty time to be creative. We shall explore some journeys mentioned in the Bible, and their relevance for our own faith journeys, and enjoy painting as we meander through Pleshey's gardens and surrounding countryside, relating our work to the Biblical journeys or our own if relevant. Christine Phillips (Tutor) trained at Hornsey College of Art and Design and the London Institute of Education. She taught in schools until retiring. Christine tutors a U3A painting groupand has been a practising printmaker for over 30 years.Christine sees her role as an art leader as someone who helps to enable participants to fulfil and enjoy their creativity during the retreat by offering ideas, guidance, suggestions and/or support if required. She will bring numerous art books and different art materials for people to use and for evening activities. Margaret Stein (Chaplain) has been a CARM chaplain and art tutor for a good number of years since working at Carberry Tower, where she ran courses, offered spiritual direction and facilitated worship. She trained at the Edinburgh College of Art before studying theology. With her husband Jock, she is involved with the East Lothian Lantern Group which promotes Ignatian prayer.
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Mon 12 Aug 18:00
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Fri 16 Aug 10:00
▶Worship Works - led by Roger Jones Music Week
▼Worship Works - led by Roger Jones Music Week
A Week for worshippers, worship leaders, musicians and members of the congregation. Themes based around our book "Worship Works". "Understanding Worship", "Praise and Sunday Morning", "Creative & Prophetic Worship" and "Leading and Planning Worship". This will include teaching sessions, worship times and practical activities suitable for singers and instrumentalists of all abilities. Roger Jones is a Composer, Speaker, Writer, Broadcaster, Anglican Lay Reader. http://www.cmm.org.uk/people/jones.php
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Fri 16 Aug 18:00
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Fri 23 Aug 10:00
▶Creative Arts Embroidery & Prayer Retreat - Led by Janet Knox (Tutor) & Margaret Stein (Chaplain)
▼Creative Arts Embroidery & Prayer Retreat - Led by Janet Knox (Tutor) & Margaret Stein (Chaplain)
You can expect a warm welcome, space to reflect, to pray and to worship, as well as plenty time to be creative. We shall explore some of the colours mentioned in the Bible and their significance. Think of the rainbow and the Light of the world! Different colours can be particularly meaningful and influence us in our daily lives. Lots of ideas to make it a colourful week! For the textile aspect of this retreat the theme offers a wide field of inspiration from both the natural world and the man-made one. From sunsets to peacocks or hot air balloons and kaleidoscopes there is plenty to excite you. Bring your sewing machine if you wish and Janet will bring her box of sewing goodies, and we will share the laughter, the stitching and the quiet chapel - all that goes to make Prayer and Embroidery so special. A general requirements list will be sent out nearer the dates. Janet Knox (Tutor) is a long-standing textile leader for CARM, enjoying the creativity and the camaraderie of the retreats. She is an ecclesiastical embroiderer and an enthusiastic hand and machine stitcher welcoming all levels of expertise. Margaret Stein (Chaplain) hails from Scotland; she studied both art and theology and is a retired Church of Scotland minister. She has been involved in CARM retreats for some time, and enjoys the marrying of worship and creativity, with the sharing that happens in a group.
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Tue 3 Sep 09:30 till 16:00
▶Three views, Priestly, Prophetic & Wise - One Creator God - led by Revd Dr Janet Tollington
▼Three views, Priestly, Prophetic & Wise - One Creator God - led by Revd Dr Janet Tollington
A focus on God as Creator drawing on 3 distinct Old Testament traditions, Priestly (Genesis 1), Prophetic (Isaiah 40-48) and Wisdom (Job 28, 38-41). Revd Dr Janet Tollington - after a career in the police service and a short period in retailing Janet trained for the Baptist Ministry and was ordained in 1989. In 1994 she moved to Westminster College, Cambridge (United Reformed Church) to teach Old Testament and Biblical Hebrew in the Cambridge Theological Federation until she retired in July 2016. She has taught adults at every level from interested lay Christians to doctoral students and remains active leading worship and learning events for the church. She delights in working with mixed groups of people, exploring the meaning of the Old Testament for Christians in today's world.
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Wed 25 Sep 09:30 till 16:00
▶Angel Voices - led by Patrick Craig
▼Angel Voices - led by Patrick Craig
Join us for a day exploring the world of angels - what they do, their role in the bible and the music they've inspired. Patrick Craig is a Countertenor Vicar Choral at St Paul's Cathedral, who also directs choirs, leads courses and lectures on theology and music.
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Tue 8 Oct 18:00
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Thu 10 Oct 14:00
▶Missionary to the Arts - led by Andy Kind
▼Missionary to the Arts - led by Andy Kind
We were created to be creative. The gifts we have are there to be used, but so many of us see our creative and artistic dreams crushed or even cursed by faulty messages from within and without the church. This retreat is for anyone who wants to meet the creator through the creative, but it's particularly for people who have felt their creative or artistic callings and dreams got lost somewhere along the way. Andy Kind is a comedian, preacher and writer, who has made people laugh around the world for the last 15 years. He loves seeing people's minds change about who they were born to be, by using the creative to point to the Creator. He also loves seeing people bring him whiskey and meat.
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Sat 12 Oct 09:30 till 15:30
▶A Quiet Day
▼A Quiet Day
With Valerie Quinlivan
God in All Things:
Christ is in the Everyday as well as in the transcendent. Meditation helps to ground us in the reality of the present moment, as well expanding our consciousness to embrace the universal.
Please bring a packed lunch Donation £10
Tea & coffee provided
Please contact:Val Hilsley for bookings: valhilsley@btinternet.com
Phone Number: 01245 472685
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Tue 22 Oct 09:30 till 16:00
▶The Romantic God - led by Bishop Trevor Mwamba
▼The Romantic God - led by Bishop Trevor Mwamba
Embracing God's love in prayer. It's a reflection on prayer. Bishop Trevor Mwamba is Vicar of Barking, St Margaret's, and Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Chelmsford, he was formerly Bishop of Botswana.
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Sun 24 Nov 18:00
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Tue 26 Nov 14:00
▶The Grace of Waiting - led by Margaret Whipp Advent Retreat
▼The Grace of Waiting - led by Margaret Whipp Advent Retreat
Waiting is never easy. This weekend points the way for anyone who finds themselves in a time of waiting, chosen or unchosen, inviting them to learn and embrace the gifts of patience. Margaret Whipp is a former consultant oncologist, a priest and pastoral theologian, who works in hospital chaplaincy and spiritual direction in Oxford.
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Thu 28 Nov 09:30 till 16:00
▶Being the Church in Three Dimensions - led by Dr Ian Paul Advent Quiet Day
▼Being the Church in Three Dimensions - led by Dr Ian Paul Advent Quiet Day
Although we live in a particular social context, theologically we have (since Pentecost) lived 'between the ages', living in the light of Jesus' ascension and awaiting his return. The Book of Revelation challenges us to live in this time with discipline, facing suffering, but shape by the worship of God as we anticipate that the best is yet to be. Dr Ian Paul studied maths and worked in business before training for ordination in Nottingham and completing a PhD on the metaphorical language of the Book of Revelation. After ten years in parish ministry, and another ten in theological education, he now works freelance teaching, writing and speaking. He is a member of the General Synod and the Archbishops' Council, and is Adjunct Professor in New Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary.
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Sat 7 Dec 09:30 till 16:00
▶Sing for Joy - led by the House Team Christmas Sing Day
▼Sing for Joy - led by the House Team Christmas Sing Day
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.
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Tue 24 Dec 14:00
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Thu 26 Dec 14:00
▶Christmas Retreat - led by the House Team
▼Christmas Retreat - led by the House Team
Over recent years we have had 3 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 by 2:00pm on Boxing Day, the time together offers the opportunity for fellowship, fun, quiet, relaxation and good food!
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