Compassion in every step with Janette Blakemore
21/10/2016 - 23/10/2016 4:00 pm - 2:30 pm
A weekend of circle dancing to beautiful music accompanied by words of wisdom on compassion for ourselves, others and the world. Suitable for beginners.
Rev Janette Blakemore co-led dancing our prayers at St Antony’s Priory for many years. She sees circle dancing as a form of moving meditation which connects body, heart, mind and soul.Book Now
The embodied contemplative with Terry Doyle
26/10/2016 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Terry Doyle leads a workshop that will explore how the practice of meditation can be encountered through the language of the body, and how in turn the perception of the body is restored through meditation. Using breathing exercises, gentle stretching and slow Tai Chi movements along with seated meditation periods, the day will be nourishing for mind, body and spirit. This workshop is suitable for all. Please wear loose clothing.Book Now
Rediscovering mercy: Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius with Euan Tait
28/10/2016 - 30/10/2016 4:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Euan Tait leads this weekend in the form of a pilgrimage through Elgar’s great work as well as an exploration of John Henry Newman’s poem through the eyes of a praying poet, who interprets the message of the music and text in a fresh way that leads us into new insights into our own prayer journey.
Euan Tait is a librettist and poet, a retreat leader who works across the country, and a lecturer in English and creative writing. He delivers ‘Praying with Music’ retreats, which explore the inner life of music of such composers as Bach, Beethoven, Elgar and Vaughan Williams.Book Now
19/11/2016 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Enjoy a walk of seven to ten miles through the beautiful countryside around Minsteracres, with time for prayer, reflection and sharing of the beauty of creation. You will need suitable walking boots and warm, weatherproof clothing. Please bring a packed lunch.Book Now
Advent: ‘The season of the seed.’
25/11/2016 - 27/11/2016 7:00 pm - 2:00 pm
A weekend of gentle reflection and prayer in preparation for Advent and the birth of Christ led by Anne McCarthy RSCJ.
Sr Anne McCarthy is a Sacred Heart Sister with many years of experience in retreat ministry.
Friday 25 (7pm) – Sunday 27 November (2pm)Book Now
08/03/2017 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Enjoy a walk of seven to ten miles through the beautiful countryside around Minsteracres, with time for prayer, reflection and sharing of the beauty of creation. You will need suitable walking boots and warm, weatherproof clothing. Please bring a packed lunch.
This retreat will take place on Wednesday 8 March starting at 10:00am and ending at 4:00pm
The walk will be led by the Minsteracres team.Book Now
Quiet days of reflection during Lent
15/03/2017 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
An opportunity to step aside during the season of Lent, listen to God in scripture and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the countryside.
Wednesday 15 March – Sr. Rosarie Spence RSM
From 10am – 4pm, with a light lunch provided.
Suggested donation: £20Book Now
The practice of faith in a dismissive world
18/03/2017 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
A recent British Social Attitudes Survey found that the number of people who say they have no religion now significantly outweighs the Christian population.
This study day will look at some of the reasons behind this collapse in belief and church attendance, and explore how, out of this malaise, a deeper practice of faith may be discovered, and a different kind of knowing may be glimpsed.
Patrick Woodhouse is a writer and Anglican priest. He was, for thirteen years, a Canon of Wells Cathedral. He is the author of ‘Etty Hillesum: a Life Transformed’ and ‘Life in the Psalms: Contemporary Meaning in Ancient Texts,’ ( both published by Bloomsbury).
Saturday 18 March, 10am – 4pm, with a light lunch provided
Suggested donation: £25Book Now
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