Sep 2016

Walking retreat

03/09/2016 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.

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£10.00


Parish retreat

09/09/2016 - 11/09/2016 4:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Take part as one of your parish retreat or come along yourself and join in with the others for a week-end of reflection and prayer guided by the Minsteracres team.

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£116.00


Day of prayer

14/09/2016 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This day of prayer enables you to experience different ways of praying in a beautiful setting and gives you time for quiet personal prayer. Lunch, tea and coffee are provided. Led by Rosarie Spence

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£25.00


Congruence in and with nature

16/09/2016 - 18/09/2016 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Chip Ponsford offers this experiential weekend which explores the person-centred idea of ‘congruence’ in a group in the natural setting. The group will explore their experience of how being outdoors effects our relationship with ourselves and each other. It will include a walk of about 7 miles and some outdoor cooking and eating. There is comfortable indoor accommodation.

It is for anyone interested in the person-centred approach (see http://www.bapca.org.uk/ for more on the person-centred approach to human development) outdoor therapy / ecotherapy including qualified and trainee counsellors.

Chip is a qualified and accredited counsellor / psychotherapist working in and outdoors in Northumberland. You can read more about him at www.chipponsfordcounselling.co.uk or phone him on 07940 853 123

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£0.00


Parish retreat

16/09/2016 - 18/09/2016 4:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Take part as one of your parish retreat or come along yourself and join in with the others for a week-end of reflection and prayer guided by the Minsteracres team.

 

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£116.00


Oct 2016

Quiet day

05/10/2016 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

A quiet day led by Rosarie Spence RSM. An opportunity to step aside, listen to God in scripture and enjoy the peace and tranquility at Minsteracres.  Coffee and tea are provided.  Please bring a packed lunch.

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£15.00


Walking retreat

19/10/2016 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.

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£10.00


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.

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£130.00


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.

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£25.00


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.

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£130.00


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