The APR is pleased to provide this space for members to share details of their forthcoming events, but please note that we have not been involved in organising any event displayed here, nor do we implicitly endorse it.

All enquiries for the event should please be directed to the contact name/address given in the advertisement.

If you would like to display details of your own forthcoming event here, please contact Demelza Henderson, APR Administrator.

Summer Stillness at the Wigwam Centre

A labyrinth retreat led by Brian Draper on Wednesday 18 July at the Wigwam Retreat Centre, near Diss, Norfolk

A retreat in beautiful countryside, using the grass labyrinth in the Victorian walled garden. Summer is the perfect time to give yourself permission to pause, and to settle in to some true stillness. So why not join us for a gentle but purposeful day retreat at Riddlesworth, where you can do just that?

Cost: £35 including light lunch and teas/coffees.

A flyer with further details and a booking form is available to download here, by email from pwtcfl@aol.com, or by post by telephoning 020-8491-0222.

‘Take off your Shoes’: Retreat at St. Columba’s House

Tuesday 6th – Thursday 8th November 2018

Led by our new President, Bishop John Stroyan, and entitled ‘Take your shoes off’, this retreat is an opportunity to turn aside and see not only that the ground upon which we stand is holy, but that the holy ground of God is already deep within us. Led by Bishop John, it will incorporate a gentle rhythm of prayer and silent meditation, balanced by times of fellowship and reflection.

Booking forms are available to download here, by email from promoting.retreats@gmail.com, or by post, by telephoning (01395) 272243.

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Breathe Youth Retreat

Saturday 11th – Friday 17th August 2018

Breathe is an ecumenical youth retreat, with a slightly different approach to the mix of festivals & residentials available each summer – it is more soul reviver than soul survivor! Breathe is for young people of secondary school, sixth form and university ages. The week consists of workshops, outdoor activities, prayer exercises, seminars and laughter (lots of laughter).

This summer Breathe is taking place at The Peak Centre, Edale in the Peak District (which is only a few mins walk from Edale Railway Station). The cost for the week is a minimum donation of £299 (but we do have some bursary funding available to help with costs – just ask!).

For bookings, and more information, please visit the website, www.breatheyouthretreat.co.uk

Spiritual Exercises Network Conference 2018

13 – 17 August Hinsley Hall, Leeds

Entitled ‘The Exercises in a Fractured World’, this conference is for anyone who is involved in the ministry of the Ignatian Spiritual exercises. Speakers include Nick Austen SJ (Heythrop College, London), Julia MacDonald (Director of St Bede’s Pastoral Centre, York), and Edel McClean (Discipleship and Ministries Learning Network of the Methodist Church).

Bookings may be made through Margaret Sheldon, 4 James Bradford Almshouses, Butlers Green Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH16 4BD (email:admin@spiritualexercisesnetwork.uk), or download an application form here

AGM at Holland House

It was a most enjoyable AGM at Holland House (Worcs) last month. APR President, Bishop John Stroyan, celebrated the Eucharist for member and Trustees in the beautiful chapel, and he also chaired the meeting.

There is much to look forward to with the APR in coming months, from the Conference for Diocesan Spiritual Advisers in April, to a members retreat in November… Read the Minutes of the meeting for yourselves by clicking on the link:
AGM Minutes 2017

Retreat at Pleshey, Essex

And God saw that it was good; Heaven and Earth are full of your glory

with Jane Franklin

Friday 9th February, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – Sunday 11th February, 2018 @ 2:00 pm

An opportunity to explore the Divine and Nature and your own Creativity through contemplation, colourful prayer and poetry influenced by Hildegard of Bingen, Ignatius of Loyola and Francis of Assisi.

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Bishop of Warwick appointed President of APR

We are pleased to announce that the Rt Revd John Stroyan, Bishop of Warwick, has been appointed as our new President.

Bishop John succeeds the Rt Revd Christopher Chessun, Bishop of Southwark, who came to the end of his term of office at the end of 2016.

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Experienced Retreat Guide/Spiritual Director available

APR member Rosey Feuell is pleased to offer her services as a retreat leader to individuals, groups, parishes and retreat centres. Rosey is regularly available in London, Cambridgeshire and beyond to lead courses or offer spiritual direction.

Click here for more information and contact details

Whitchester Christian Guest House: Open Days

One Tuesday each month between 11am and 4pm, Whitchester invites guests to experience our hospitality, house and grounds free of charge. Visitors are treated to a light lunch and afternoon tea, and invited to pray for the local area at 3.30pm. Please see the attached poster for dates of our open days in 2016

We hope to see you there!

 

Shaun Lambert talking about mindfulness

APR’s Liz Baker talks to Shaun Lambert after the retreat he led for us at Old Alresford Place in October.

Watch video at YouTube (4’32”)