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February 2020

A New Year of Grace – Contemplative, Compassionate, Courageous

February 8 @ 9:15 am - 4:00 pm

A chance to set our sights on the year ahead now that our New Year resolutions have worn off. Bishop Alan Wilson (Bishop of Buckinghamshire) - was ordained Deacon in 1979, Priest in 1980 and Bishop in 2003. Since 2010 he has been Chair of the Oxford Diocesan Board of Education having also been chair of the Diocesan Board of Social Responsibility and is a member of the Anglican Peace and Justice Network. Cost: £35 to include lunch and refreshments

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Exploring the Mystery of the Cross

February 26 @ 9:15 am - 4:30 pm

Grounded in the liturgy of Ash Wednesday, we will use paintings, poetry, Scripture, conversation, contemplative practice and silence to explore the mystery of the Cross. Themes will include: the suffering servant; forgiveness of sin; the Kingdom; receiving the mystery of our own being. The Revd Jenny Ellis (Teste Valley and Kennet Circuit) - is a Methodist Minister who has worked as an advisor for spirituality for the Connexional Methodist Church & has MA's in Christian Spirituality and Christianity & the Arts.…

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March 2020

Stop, rest, look

March 7 @ 9:15 am - 4:00 pm

A day to step away from the business of life, and relax in a beautiful place while we take a fresh look at God’s love and care. Jennifer Rees-Larcombe (Author and Retreat Leader) - runs Beauty from Ashes a house of prayer in Kent countryside. She runs retreats and Quiet days, is a well-respected author and writes popular Bible Reading Notes. Cost: £35 to include lunch and refreshments

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April 2020

Holy Week at St Katharine’s

April 6 @ 9:00 am - April 9 @ 4:00 pm

Through Holy Week and leading up to Easter weekend, we have organised 3 led Quiet Days followed by a day for you to come and ‘Be Still’. We invite you to book on to one or more of these days. We also offer the opportunity to book in residentially and make a Holy Week Retreat out of 2 or more of these days. Each of the following have their own event with more detail within this calendar;   Monday 6th…

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Beginning at Bethany

April 6 @ 9:15 am - 4:00 pm

We begin Holy Week in Bethany, at the home of Martha, Mary and Lazarus, Companions of our Lord.  You will be invited to explore and reflect on each of these characters and their relationships with Jesus, as a way of deepening your own relationship with him.  There will be some input, some discussion, and some quiet – with suggestions on how to use the quiet times.  Creative materials will be provided for those who wish to respond in this way. The…

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Living wheat, fruits of the journey

April 7 @ 9:15 am - 4:00 pm

A time to reflect on the mystery of Christ in our dying and rising, using scripture and symbols and prayer. Shirley Taylor (Chair of the Catholic Spirituality Network) - is a chaplain in education, Ignatian director and psychotherapist, who enjoys gardening, walking and photography. Cost: £35 to include lunch and refreshments

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Finding Calm in the Storm

April 8 @ 9:15 am - 4:00 pm

On the Wednesday of Holy Week, we will pause and reflect on the story traditionally told on this day - Luke 7:36-50 - the woman who anointed Jesus. How do we approach the most difficult of times? There will be space for personal prayer and reflection as well as time to meet together and share thoughts and ideas. Anthea Wratten - along with her husband Paul, leads River Church Marlow. Anthea is also a therapist working in private practice and…

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Come and be still…

April 9 @ 9:15 am - 4:00 pm

An opportunity to relax in a day of stillness - reflecting on Holy Week and Easter weekend. This is not a led day. Midday prayers will be said at 12:00pm – open to all. Cost: £30 to include lunch and refreshments

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June 2020

Living Water

June 5 @ 6:00 pm - June 7 @ 6:00 pm

In this retreat we’ll be spiritually refreshed as we reflect upon four themes: “Water Cleansing the Soul”, “A thirst for God”, “Water Refreshing the Soul” and “The Well-watered Garden.” Times for rest, reflection, private prayer and walks in the beautiful grounds will be plentiful. Dr Robyn Wrigley-Carr (Senior Lecturer in Theology and Spirituality at Alphacrucis College, Sydney, Australia) - leads spiritual retreats in both the UK and Australia. She is the editor of Evelyn Underhill’s Prayer Book (2018) and wrote…

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Who Do You Say That I Am?

June 20 @ 9:15 am - 4:00 pm

Exploring the story of your life and discerning your personal vocation. A day for you to reflect on the journey thus far and space to attend to God’s presence and call. The Revd Linda Smith (Area Dean for Henley, Team Vicar for Woodcote) - is an Anglican parish priest and an experienced spiritual director working in South Oxfordshire. Cost: £35 to include lunch and refreshments

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Oasis, Christ Church - Jul 2018

Thank you for having us! Great stay, lovely garden and helpful staff. See you again next year.

Vacation Project, Lincoln College Oxford - Aug 2018

The success of the weekend was helped ... by the quality of the accommodation ... the generous provision of our food but perhaps most of all the staff

Bereaved dads' weekend Nov 2018

This has been a wonderful caring time. Thank you St Katharine's staff team.

NW & JT, Marlow - Oct 2018