Creativity & Interests

Felt-Making Retreat

3rd Feb - 6th Feb 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

Craft as well as prayer, often thrives with careful, focused attention. Working with felt, in particular, allows for working with rich colours and textures, binding together loose threads to make a whole. Come in join in this ‘winter-warmer’ felting retreat.  On the Monday evening we’ll learn a flat felt technique which can be applied to […]

Joining Jesus on His Journey: Experiencing Truth Through Imaginative Prayer and Conversational Journaling

10th Feb - 13th Feb 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

Wherever you are on your faith journey, just beginning, questioning, midstream, there is always more! Whenever we encounter Jesus, truth bursts into life. We move from the realm of concepts to the reality that truth is found in a person, someone seeking to draw us ever more closely into his friendship. Come and discover more […]

Small-Stitched Collage

4th May - 7th May 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

During this workshop we will explore the possibilities of using a random collection of textiles and stitches to build up a collage piece. Sometimes it is useful to work without a clear idea of what you intend to create and discover processes by chance and develop ideas by experimenting with colour, surface, texture and design. […]

Dancing Celtic Daily Prayer

15th May - 17th May 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

Come and learn or enjoy again the dances that go with the liturgy in Celtic Daily Prayer plus some personal worship dances.  A weekend of music and movement to express and deepen faith.

The Courage Of Vulnerability*

8th Jun - 11th Jun 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

Vulnerability is the core, the heart, the centre of meaningful human experiences…. It is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability and authenticity.  If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path.  ~Brené Brown […]

Learn From The Birds

12th Jun - 14th Jun 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

Jesus told his followers that they can learn about God’s love and goodness from watching birds and seeing how they are provided for. Christians throughout the ages have taken that lesson to heart, including Celtic saints like Cuthbert who was perhaps the first Briton to argue for protecting birds—like the local Eider Duck to whom Cuthbert […]

Growing In Contemplative Awareness Through Art

19th Jun - 21st Jun 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

This weekend we want to: Encounter and collaborate with our Creator God through the process of making. Explore how this can nurture our awareness of and relationship with Him. All art supplies will be provided to work on a variety of projects. No previous artistic experience needed.

Soul Talk (with collage)

3rd Jul - 5th Jul 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

The Lord spoke and said:   Write what you see. Write it out in big block letters     so that it can be read on the run. This vision-message is a witness     pointing to what’s coming. It aches for the coming—it can hardly wait!     And it doesn’t lie. If it seems slow in […]

To Know Living Things

31st Jul - 2nd Aug 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

‘This is one of the greatest challenges of our time: to convert ourselves to a type of development that knows how to respect Creation’.  ~Pope Francis Details forthcoming

Journeying Beyond the Familiar

9th Oct - 11th Oct 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

This retreat will focus on finding God in the midst of the changing landscapes of our daily lives. We’ll be using a creative project to help us consider what it is to journey with God beyond the comfortable and familiar in to the unknown and unchartered. So, the retreat will combine times of led reflection, […]