Nov 2021

Walking retreat

10/11/2021 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Minsteracres team.

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 walking retreat will take place on Wednesday 10 November starting at 10:00am and ending at 5:00pm.

Suggested donation: £15

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Horror and humour in the Bible

19/11/2021 - 21/11/2021 7:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Rev. John Bell

To the casual reader, humour in the Bible can be totally lost, mostly because we have a habit, when reading privately, of hearing the dullest lector or priest reading the verses in a monotone. But the humour is there, in the Old Testament and in the New for those who have ears to hear.

Horror – as bloodshed, lightning bolts, the cursing of enemies – is more commonly known, and we may well wonder what it’s doing there if God is a God of love. But by taking a cool look at these awkward texts, we can find in them resources for faith rather than for doubt. In this retreat we will deal boldly with both.

Rev John Bell is a member of the Iona Community’s Wild Goose Resource Group, hymn writer, author and occasional broadcaster.

This retreat will start on Friday 19 November at 7 pm and end on Sunday 21 November at 2 pm

Suggested donation: £175

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Quiet day

24/11/2021 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sr 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.

This retreat will take place on Wednesday 24 November from 10:00am until 4:00pm.

Suggested donation: £20

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Praying with Verdi’s Requiem

26/11/2021 - 28/11/2021 6:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Euan Tait

The penitential seasons are deeply creative for us: the Holy Spirit enables us to examine and renew our spiritual lives. Great music helps us in our praying; music helps us pray and access our spiritual longings.

Verdi’s moving and loved Requiem is a powerful exploration of our praying heart, our longings and fears. This great soul drama explores the journey of individual souls and all humanity as we go through a time of transformation in mercy and power.

In this weekend retreat, well-known choral poet and experienced retreat leader Euan Tait who has had major premieres throughout the US and Britain, will help us explore key renewing themes for Advent.

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