Epiphany House Programme

Retreats, Quiet Days, Study Days and Workshops

More retreats will be added to the programme throughout the year. We also provide a range of Regular Services and occasionally we offer Other Events outside of these activities.

Programme 2017

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Step into peace…

We invite you to step aside from your daily life into the peace and tranquillity of Epiphany House. Take some time out to meet with God and be refreshed and renewed in his presence.

Our 2017 programme includes opportunities from half and full-day quiet days to weekend or week-long retreats, from creative, interactive workshops to contemplative prayer, or simply time for rest and recuperation. Come as you are, and explore the depth of God’s love and his goodness.

‘It was a very relaxed retreat in beautiful surroundings – definitely a 'sacred space'.’
‘There is a deep feeling of prayer and healing’
‘Accommodation and food all excellent.’
- feedback from guests in 2016

Friday 29th September — Quiet Day
"New mercies each returning day" — Resting and reflecting with John Keble

Led by Revd. Mark Dunn-Wilson
Basing our thoughts upon Keble's hymn 'New every morning is the love' we will consider some of the blessings and challenges of living for and with God day by day.
10.00am-4.00pm. Cost £18 to include a light lunch and all drinks.

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Saturday 21st October — Taizé service
A quiet, reflective service of Taizé music and poetry readings with a healing theme.
7.00pm. All welcome, no need to book.

Friday 27th October — Refresh Day for Carers
Almost fully booked – last few spaces left. If you would like information about any future events for carers please contact the office.

Friday 3rd November-Saturday 4th November — Enneagram and the Spiritual Journey
Led by Revd. Dr. David Rake
A workshop relating the Enneagram to prayer, worship and the major transition points on the Christian journey. The course runs on Friday evening and Saturday daytime. Attendance at both Friday and Saturday sessions is required.
Cost £35 (Overnight accommodation is available at additional cost).

Friday 1st December-Sunday 3rd December — Individually Guided Retreat Weekend
Led by Revd. Bryan West & Janette Mullett
Come as you are and set aside time to meet God, led by an experienced prayer guide. These retreats are in silence, aside from the daily services and meetings with your prayer guide.
Cost £175.

Wednesday 6th December — Advent Oasis
Led by Clare Shearman
A Quiet Day for Advent
10.00am-4.00pm. Cost £18 to include a light lunch and all drinks.

Regular Services of Worship and Prayer

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The Eucharist is celebrated on Tuesdays at 12 noon (on the first Tuesday of the month prayer for healing is offered at the Eucharist). (Common Worship)

Morning Prayer is said in the Chapel at 10.00am Monday-Friday

Meditation Groups come together on the first Tuesday of the month between 2.00pm-3.30pm

Silent Listening Prayer is held on the third Tuesday of the month at 1.00pm. A bible reading followed by a time of silent prayer, with a focus on the House, the needs of the world and listening to God.

Centering Prayer is held on some Saturdays and Wednesdays. Contact Christine on 01872 223622 for details
Centering Prayer is the intention to consent to God's presence within ourselves allowing for a deeper relationship with God and to facilitate the development of Contemplative Prayer.
"Be still and know that I am God" Psalm 46:10

Other Events

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Friday 18th-Saturday 19th August — The Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien
Miracle Theatre present a surreal comic adventure set in a world somewhere between Alice in Wonderland and Father Ted, where the earth is not round but sausage-shaped; where eccentric policemen fall in love with bicycles and you can visit eternity via a rickety lift, hidden beside a lane in the heart of rural Ireland. With its hilarious characters, streaks of dark humour and unforgettable plot twist, The Third Policeman earned its author, Flann O’Brien, a world-wide reputation as one of Ireland’s great comic geniuses.

Performances:
Friday 18th August at 7.30pm
Saturday 19th August at 2.00pm
Saturday 19th August at 7.30pm

All performances will take place in the gardens of Epiphany House. Bring your own seat / picnic rug and come prepared as the show will go ahead whatever the weather! Refreshments will be available.
Tickets £14 adult | £12 concessions (under 26 & over 65) | £8 under 16’s & family £40. All ticket bookings are via Miracle Theatre: www.miracletheatre.co.uk or tel. 01872 262466.

More Information & Booking

For further details about any of these events and to book your place, please contact us by email at info@epiphanyhouse.co.uk or call 01872 272249 (the office is open Monday-Friday, 9.00am-5.00pm).

Gift Token Scheme

Epiphany House has joined the Retreat Association Gift Token scheme.

You can buy Gift Tokens from the Retreat Association to give to friends and family and they will be redeemed as payment or part payment for quiet days or retreats by any of the participating centres.

Please contact the Retreat Association by email at info@retreats.org.uk or call 01494 433004 for more information. You can also visit their website at: www.retreats.org.uk (opens in a new page).