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May 2024

‘What Matters Most?’ A Midweek Sabbath with Revd Vanessa Appleton

May 21 @ 4:30 pm - May 23 @ 4:30 pm
£240.00

What really matters to you? A challenging question at the best of times, especially when you feel you haven’t got the time or energy to consider this question which has the potential to bring positive change and a new meaning or direction to your life. So, I have created this retreat for anyone who desires to go on a gentle spiritual adventure to explore this important question, as well as to receive rest, space and excellent hospitality. Our time together…

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June 2024

Heart Speaks to Heart – a retreat for clergy with Father John Francis-Friendship

June 4 @ 5:30 pm - June 6 @ 2:00 pm
St Katharine’s Retreat House, Parmoor. RG9 6NN
£240.00

Consequent to a growing interest in the Sacred Heart, and as a result of a number of requests, Father John-Francis is offering a silent Retreat for clergy, with the title: HEART SPEAKS TO HEART. This retreat will be repeated from October 7th-10th 2024. There will be a daily Mass, six Addresses and a time of Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament which retreatants are welcome to attend. ---------------------------------------------------------- Arrival is through the afternoon on the Tuesday in time for 5:30pm. All…

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September 2024

A Week of Guided Prayer – a retreat in daily life

September 15 @ 7:00 pm - September 19 @ 8:00 pm
St Katharine’s Retreat House, Parmoor. RG9 6NN
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A retreat to help develop and deepen your prayer life with individual support and guidance from a dedicated prayer guide. Prayer guides will listen and help you notice where God is at work in your life. They will offer help with different types of prayer and ways of praying, as well as offer bible passages and other inspirations for prayer. This retreat is offered in daily life, either, online via Zoom, or in person, daily at St Katharine’s Retreat House,…

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October 2024

Friends with God – a weekend retreat with Amy Boucher Pye

October 4 @ 5:30 pm - October 6 @ 2:00 pm
St Katharine’s Retreat House, Parmoor. RG9 6NN
£240.00

Amy returns to St Katharine's, following the retreat she led in 2023, and you are invited to join herto delve into the three gospel stories about Jesus and his dear friends Mary, Martha and Lazarus. We’ll see how friendship with Jesus changes us as we explore action and contemplation, grieving and hope, and serving and loving. We’ll also have time to encounter God through prayer. We invite you to come and be encouraged and strengthened in your own relationship with…

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Heart Speaks to Heart – a retreat for clergy with Father John Francis-Friendship

October 8 @ 5:30 pm - October 10 @ 2:00 pm
St Katharine’s Retreat House, Parmoor. RG9 6NN
£240.00

Consequent to a growing interest in the Sacred Heart, and as a result of a number of requests, Father John-Francis is offering a silent Retreat for clergy, with the title: HEART SPEAKS TO HEART.  This is a repeat of the retreat to be held in June 2024. There will be a daily Mass, six Addresses and a time of Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament which retreatants are welcome to attend. ---------------------------------------------------------- Arrival is through the afternoon on the Tuesday in…

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Living in Liminal Spaces with Katherine Gantlett

October 12 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
St Katharine’s Retreat House, Parmoor. RG9 6NN
£45.00

The word ‘liminal’ comes from the Latin limen, meaning a ‘threshold’. Liminal spaces are places of transition and change. We will all find ourselves in these spaces many times throughout our lives. Whilst liminal spaces are hard places to exist in, as Richard Rohr says, ‘much of the work of authentic spirituality and human development is to get people into a liminal space and keep them there long enough that they can learn something essential and new.’ During this retreat…

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November 2024

Revive, Restore, Reveal – An Advent Retreat with Revd Penelope Swithinbank

November 26 @ 5:30 pm - November 29 @ 5:30 pm
St Katharine’s Retreat House, Parmoor. RG9 6NN
£345.00

3 questions from Luke 1, of disappointment,  desperation, desire; of inadequacy and control. And how these questions speak into our own situations today. It’s a time to leave aside the busyness of the Christmas preparations and have time to take a deep breath and prepare ourselves for the coming of Emmanuel, God with us. ---------------------------------------------------------- Arrival is through the afternoon on the Tuesday in time for 5:30pm. All meals are included, along with tea/coffee throughout. The retreat will end after lunch on the Thursday.…

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Advent Quiet Day

November 30 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
£45.00

Title, theme, format  and leader of the day will be available in due course and this page will be updated at that time. It is still possible ot book your place.   ———————————————————-      Arrival is from 9:30am for a 10:00am start. Lunch is included, along with tea/coffee throughout. The day will end around 4:00pm.      To book your place or request further details, please email: office@srpf.org.uk or call the office on 01494 881037. ———————————————————-

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Thank you so much for everything that you and your team did for our family yesterday. Everything went so smoothly and everyone said what a wonderful venue St Katharine's was both in terms of food and venue. Your team were absolutely outstanding and made the day very easy for us.

CM - Feb 2020

Thank you for a wonderful stay. It was perfect. The memorial garden is wonderful and so good to have time to sit and appreciate the atmosphere.

Rosemary

Just wanted to thank you for the lovely day we spent on Saturday. I felt very welcome, the food was delicious and the grounds were so peaceful. It was really good to get away from the hustle and bustle for a few hours. Please convey my thanks to all who were involved. May God bless you all

J.K. London 2022

Stunning house and gardens both are beautifully cared for. Staff were wonderful and vegan food was delicious. Thank you for a wonderful day.

Melissa - Sept 2022

Just a short note of thanks for my wonderful day at St. Katherine's yesterday. It was such a fruitful and blessed time with God. Please pass on my thanks for the warmth of the welcome. I look forward to booking another day with you in the future and will be in touch then.

Sheila - April 2022

I just wanted to say thank you to you and your staff for a wonderful retreat weekend. Everything was just lovely - the location, the accommodation and the food. It was a truly refreshing time and having everything arranged so perfectly meant that there were no distractions to relaxing and hearing from God

Rachel - April 2022

Just wanted to thank you for the lovely day we spent on Saturday. I felt very welcome, the food was delicious and the grounds were so peaceful. It was really good to get away from the hustle and bustle for a few hours.

Jenny - March 2022

Many thanks to all those who made our retreat such a success. Peaceful surroundings with ideal facilities and great hospitality made for a memorable time.

VW - Nov 22

We had a marvellous time last week. The house is so clean and tidy and beautifully supportive of quiet yet productive prayer. It is a credit to you all.

LD - Nov 22

I was with you today for the Deanery Retreat Day and it was so lovely to be there, and we were so well looked after – thank you so much!

JD - Nov 22

It was a WONDERFUL venue and we very much enjoyed meeting you, and were blessed by the amazing hospitality by you and your team. Thank you so much.

DH - Dec 2022

Please pass on my thanks and appreciation for my two day stay last week. The meals were all great and my stay was a real help to me and I hope to be coming back again in the next few months.

TP - Feb 2023

Thanks for letting us use St Katherine's this last couple of days. We had a lovely time and were very well looked after. The ladies really loved being there and felt very much that they had got away from the stresses of everyday life.

RM - March 2023

Thank you for a super day on Saturday. There has only been positive feedback from everyone. We were well looked after by your catering team. The Prayer Room worked well - and the sun came out in the afternoon, so the team up top also doing marvellous work.

LW - March 2023

A huge thanks for a WONDERFUL time at our men's weekend away.

SB - March 2023

We had a wonderful day in so many ways. Loved the food and the setting, the sense of space and peace there is so tangible.

SW - May 2023