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The Diocesan House of Retreat
The Street
Pleshey
Chelmsford
CM3 1HA

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http://www.retreathousepleshey.com/

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Start of Next Week in Prayer Calendar:
Sunday 16th June 2019
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Stewart McCredie
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Mon 20 Aug 18:00
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Fri 24 Aug 09:30
The Diocesan House of Retreat
▶Music Week - Finding Your Voice - with Jonathan and Sue Veira
▼Music Week - Finding Your Voice - with Jonathan and Sue Veira
… a week with Jonathan and Sue Veira where together you will be given the opportunity to develop, discover, or re-discover, the joy of singing in worship. A time for all, whether you sing regularly or only occasionally.
Jonathan Veira is a wonderful singer and musician with a larger than life personality and sense of humour. For over 30 years Jonathan has had a successful professional career and his Christian faith has been an essential part of his life and work. He loves people and is never happier than when encouraging them to sing and laugh.
Sue Veira is Jonathan's wife and manager with a background in training and interpersonal skills. Together they work as a team – encouraging and helping people to realise their potential.
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Thu 23 Aug 18:30
▶Music for a Summers Evening - with Jonathan Veira
▼Music for a Summers Evening - with Jonathan Veira
Jonathan Veira in the grounds of The House
Music and picnic in the garden. Bring your own food, drink and chairs/blankets. Tea & Coffee is provided by The Friends.
If the weather is not suitable, the evening will be held in the Church.
We ask for a donation of £10 which will go to the House Funds.
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Wed 5 Sep 09:30 till 16:00
The Diocesan House of Retreat
▶What is Christian mission today? Led by Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali
▼What is Christian mission today? Led by Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali
A discussion of different aspects of mission including presence, dialogue, action and evangelism.

Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali was the Bishop of Rochester until 2009. Before that he was the General Secretary of CMS and the Bishop of Raiwind, Pakistan. He is the current President of the Oxford Centre for Training, Research, Advocacy and Dialogue and has authored thirteen books.
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Tue 25 Sep 09:30 till 16:00
The Diocesan House of Retreat
▶Finding God in the wonder and reality of life - Led by Rev Jackie Sams
▼Finding God in the wonder and reality of life - Led by Rev Jackie Sams
The hope is that this day encourages you to practice connecting with God in different ways and have a deeper appreciation of him in every walk of life.

Revd Jackie Sams is Associate Minister at St Margaret's Colchester and also a Spiritual Director. She has discovered that life flows best if she connects with God in every aspect of life and let doing flow from being in Him.
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Thu 11 Oct 09:30 till 16:00
The Diocesan House of Retreat
▶Every place is hallowed ground - Led by Ven Jonathan Smith
▼Every place is hallowed ground - Led by Ven Jonathan Smith
“Every place is hallowed ground” is a line written by the Olney Poet William Cowper and in this Quiet Day Jonathan will seek to use verse from Cowper and others to celebrate how, in Gerard Manley Hopkins words “the world is charged with the grandeur of God”. There will be an opportunity for prayer and Eucharist.

Ven Jonathan Smith serves as Archdeacon of St Albans. He was first introduced to Pleshey at a Parish Weekend for Waltham Abbey where he was Assistant Curate in the early 1980’s and subsequently has visited the House of Retreat for Quiet Days and Retreats over forty times. He describes it as “one of those thin places where the veil between earth and heaven is most transparent.”
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Sat 20 Oct 09:30 till 16:00
The Diocesan House of Retreat
▶Celtic Reflections - led by Revd Graham Dowling
▼Celtic Reflections - led by Revd Graham Dowling
Friends of Pleshey Quiet Day - Open to all.

An opportunity to spend time reflecting on God's word and creation with an influence from the early Celtic church.

Revd Graham Dowling is the Vicar of St Patricks, Barking. Since early 2017 he has also fulfilled the role as Chaplain at The House of Retreat, leading a team of approximately 16 day chaplains.
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Tue 6 Nov 18:00
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Thu 8 Nov 14:00
The Diocesan House of Retreat
▶Tuned in and switched on - Midweek Retreat led by Bishop Chris Edmondson
▼Tuned in and switched on - Midweek Retreat led by Bishop Chris Edmondson
In what often feels like a noisy and 'hurry-sick' world, how can we better learn to listen to God, ourselves and others?

Bishop Chris Edmondson served as Bishop of Bolton in the Diocese of Manchester till his retirement in 2016. Prior to this he worked in a variety of parish and Diocesan posts in the north of England, as well as having been Warden of Lee Abbey in Devon. He is author of a number of books on leadership and community.
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Fri 23 Nov 18:00
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Sun 25 Nov 14:00
The Diocesan House of Retreat
▶Christmas for grown-ups - Advent Retreat led by Magdalen Houlihan
▼Christmas for grown-ups - Advent Retreat led by Magdalen Houlihan
What brings us to the crib? Is it a calling to come to a deeper faith?
Faith in a God who is reaching out to save us? Wonder at the total disclosure of our God?
Are we prepared to be in covenant with a God who keeps his promises?
Over this weekend we will wait upon and listen to the Spirit who is inviting us into a deeper relationship with the person of Jesus.

Magdalen Houlihan retired from teaching and is engaged in promoting silent prayer and supporting those entering into the regular daily practice of this prayer of quiet. “Some of us seem to stumble upon Silent Prayer. We are not aware that we are looking for prayer. Perhaps we do not know what we are looking for; we only know that there is a yearning within that is not being satisfied. Having come upon the place in which the hidden treasure is, I am committed to guiding others to this place.”
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Thu 29 Nov 09:30 till 16:00
The Diocesan House of Retreat
▶Reflections for Advent - Quiet Day led by Ven Robin King
▼Reflections for Advent - Quiet Day led by Ven Robin King
Which direction are we approaching Christmas from, and how lightly are we travelling?

Ven Robin King is the Archdeacon of Stansted and was vicar of three villages in Suffolk before that. He is married to Katharine (also ordained) and they have two grown up sons.
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Sat 1 Dec 09:30 till 16:00
The Diocesan House of Retreat
▶Christmas Sing Day - Led by Lauren Talbot, Gill & Stewart McCredie
▼Christmas Sing Day - Led by Lauren Talbot, Gill & Stewart McCredie
Open to all who enjoy celebrating Christmas in song. If you play a musical instrument,please bring it with you. The day also includes a festive lunch.

Lauren is a worship leader at St Stephen's Church in Twickenham as well as Head of RE at a large secondary school. After the successful day last year we have asked Lauren back for a second year.
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Mon 24 Dec 14:00
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Wed 26 Dec 14:00
The Diocesan House of Retreat
▶Christmas Retreat - Led by Gill & Stewart McCredie & Friends
▼Christmas Retreat - Led by Gill & Stewart McCredie & Friends
Open to all but is particularly there for those who might normally spend Christmas on their own. This is not a silent retreat, but nor is it a ‘party’. There will be opportunity for those who wish to, to have quiet space but it is also time for people to have a comfortable, relaxed time together.
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