2017 Quiet Days programme

BRF Quiet Days are an ideal way of redressing the balance in your busy life: to take time out at a peaceful location, to listen, to reflect, to be silent and to pray, drawing closer to God.

2017 Quiet Days Programme

You will find more information about each Quiet Day below or alternatively you can download the Quiet Days programme (PDF). Once you have booked, you will receive a letter from the Events administrator to confirm your booking. If you have any questions, please contact us. You will receive directions to the venue and further information for the Quiet Day two weeks in advance of the day.

All Quiet Days cost £30.00 and include lunch. Please give the names of all attendees and details of any dietary requirements in the comments box if booking online.

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Map of 2017 Quiet Days

Upcoming Quiet Days

Quiet Day - Seeking the kingdom: exploring kingdom priorities (Thursday 27 April 2017)

Quiet Day - Seeking the kingdom: exploring kingdom priorities (Thursday 27 April 2017)

Thursday 27 April 2017, 9.45 am - 4.00 pm at The Coach House, Manor Gardens, De La Warr Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex TN40 2JA Catherine Butcher £30.00

In the first session we will explore what God's kingdom is like, with time for personal reflection on some of the roadblocks we encounter as we long for God's kingdom to come. In the second session the focus is on seeking God's kingdom in our own lives. The day ends as we consider how God might be inviting us as individuals to collaborate with him as we pray 'Your kingdom come' for those around us. There will be time to reflect on our personal priorities and to ask God for direction.

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Quiet Day - For my sake: Paul's letter to Philemon (Thursday 4 May 2017)

Quiet Day - For my sake: Paul's letter to Philemon (Thursday 4 May 2017)

Thursday 4 May 2017, 9.45 am - 4.00 pm at Scargill House, Kettlewell, North Yorkshire BD23 5HU Bridget and Adrian Plass Currently out of stock £30.00

This event is now fully booked.

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Quiet Day - Finding God in a garden (Thursday 1 June 2017)

Quiet Day - Finding God in a garden (Thursday 1 June 2017)

Thursday 1 June 2017, 9.45 am - 4.00 pm at House of Retreat, The Street, Pleshey, Chelmsford CM3 1HA Jennifer Rees Larcombe £30.00

We will meet together three times during the day, to look at some of the gardens in the Bible as well as reflecting on how we find God in the 'gardens' of our own lives. If the weather is kind, there will be plenty of time to be alone in the lovely Pleshey garden or walk in the surrounding countryside.

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Quiet Day - St Francis and the humanity of Jesus (Friday 16 June 2017)

Quiet Day - St Francis and the humanity of Jesus (Friday 16 June 2017)

Friday 16 June 2017, 9.45 am - 4.00 pm at Bishopscourt, Bury New Road, Salford M7 4LE David Walker £30.00

More than anyone else, Francis of Assisi was responsible for enabling Christians to recover a long-lost and profound sense of the humanity of Jesus. This Quiet Day uses a range of pictures, from the medieval to the Renaissance and beyond, to explore the nativity, passion and resurrection of the one who truly took on our human flesh. As we join with Francis to look on him who was born, died and rose again for us, the Holy Spirit will deepen us in our prayer life and in our faith.

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Quiet Day - The contemplative minister  (Monday 19 June 2017)

Quiet Day - The contemplative minister (Monday 19 June 2017)

Monday 19 June 2017, 9.45 am - 4.00 pm at Launde Abbey, East Norton, Leicestershire LE7 9XB Ian Cowley £30.00

On this day we will consider some of the reasons why many con- temporary clergy are under such pressure and some are experiencing burn-out. Do we need to radically rethink our model of ministry? During this day of reflection, Ian will help us to explore how we can recapture the contemplative heart of ministry. This Quiet Day is not just for church leaders, but for anyone who wants to live and minster from a place of contemplation.

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Teaching Day - Attentive to God  (Monday 10 July 2017)

Teaching Day - Attentive to God (Monday 10 July 2017)

Monday 10 July 2017, 9.45 am - 4.00 pm at The Mirfield Centre, Stocks Bank Road, Mirfield, West Yorkshire WF14 0BW Tony Horsfall Currently out of stock £30.00

This event is now fully booked.

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Quiet Day - Living deeply and well in later life  (Thursday 21 September 2017)

Quiet Day - Living deeply and well in later life (Thursday 21 September 2017)

Thursday 21 September 2017, 9.45 am - 4.00 pm at Old Alresford Place, Alresford, Hampshire SO24 9DH Debbie Thrower £30.00

How do we help ourselves and others to approach older age and its inevitable diminishments with some equanimity, confidence and expectation? What might be the means of developing enough resilience and optimism to become like 'a tree planted by water', whose 'leaves shall stay green'? (Jeremiah 17:8, NRSV).

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Quiet Day - Marks upon the heart: pilgrim journeys, lessons for life (Thursday 9 November 2017)

Quiet Day - Marks upon the heart: pilgrim journeys, lessons for life (Thursday 9 November 2017)

Thursday 9 November 2017, 9.45 am - 4.00 pm at Carmelite Priory, Boars Hill, Oxford OX1 5HB Sally Welch £30.00

The pilgrim heart is at the centre of much of Christ's teaching. The insights and reflections offered in this Quiet Day have their roots in an experience of physical pilgrimage, but are designed to help us in our daily spiritual journeys, wherever they are.

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Quiet Day - Hope in unexpected places (Friday 10 November 2017)

Quiet Day - Hope in unexpected places (Friday 10 November 2017)

Friday 10 November 2017, 9.45 am - 4.00 pm at Shallowford House, Shallowford, Stone, Staffordshire ST15 0NZ Ellie Hart £30.00

Advent is the season of hope and the expectation of wonder. The reality for many of us, though, is that joy, peace and hope get sidelined in the stress of preparations for Christmas. However, as the newborn in the manger shows us, hope can be found even in the most unexpected places. This Quiet Day will be a chance to pause and refocus on the wonderful expectation that we have in Christ, through reflections, art, quiet time and worship, making space to allow that hope to rise up in our hearts again.

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Venues offering accommodation

House of Retreat
The Street, Pleshey, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 1HA
Tel: 01245 237251
Email: info@retreathousepleshey.com
Web: www.retreathousepleshey.com

Launde Abbey
East Norton, Leicestershire LE7 9XB
Tel: 01572 717454
Email: info@launde.org.uk
Web: www.laundeabbey.org.uk

Old Alresford Place
Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 9DH
Tel: 01962 737300/737314
Email: Debby.Barnes@winchester.anglican.org
Web: www.winchester.anglican.org

Carmelite Priory, Boars Hill, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 5HB
Tel: 01865 321991
Email: carmelite.retreat@btconnect.com
Web: www.carmelite.org.uk
(Please give at least 2 weeks’ notice)

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