Individually Guided Retreat Wednesday 1st—Friday 3rd December 2021

Individually Guided Retreat Wednesday 1st—Friday 3rd December 2021

This event is now FULLY BOOKED

Individually Guided Retreat

Come as you are and set aside time to meet God, led by an experienced prayer guide. Follow the theme or choose your own pathway.

About this retreat

During the retreat you meet with an experienced prayer guide on a daily, one to one, basis. The guide has no pre-set agenda but instead listens to your life and faith concerns, the joys, the sorrows, the hopes and the fears, and suggests ways you might be enabled to explore these concerns with God. To help with this, different passages of scripture will be offered for your time in private prayer. The guide will also help you to plan how you use the day ahead. Each meeting with your prayer guide lasts between 40 and 50 minutes.

Apart from these meetings, each day of an IGR contains time for your individual  reflection, time of prayer, and opportunities for walking or other relaxation. This retreat is in silence from evening prayer on the first night until after lunch on Sunday, apart from the daily Service and the meetings with your prayer guide. This is to minimise distractions and to enable you to get in touch with what is deepest in yourself. Above all, an IGR is a time to “Be still and know that I am God” –  a God who waits for each one of us, individually, with love. 

Retreat at Epiphany House

Smaller than some retreat centres, Epiphany House is an historic, comfortable and peaceful house set in lovely gardens. We have seven ensuite bedrooms in our new extension, a universal access bedroom with wetroom, and five other rooms in the main house, each with a basin and close to bathroom facilities (bathrobes are provided in these rooms). We provide towels, and either hospitality trays or access to a well-stocked drinks station. Our catering team enjoy a well-deserved reputation for good food and all meals will be freshly prepared in-house.

Arrival & departure

Arrivals from 10am, the retreat begins at 11am on the Tuesday with a first meeting and coffee. The  retreat will conclude on Friday at 3pm. The house has plenty of free parking and is easily accessible from Truro city centre and the railway station.


The cost is £230 including accommodation and all meals. Please book by Friday 28th October to ensure your place. We have a bursary fund available for those in financial need who would otherwise not be able to attend this retreat. We cater for vegetarians and vegans and will do our best to cater for medically essential dietary requirements such as nut, dairy, wheat and gluten allergies.

Please ensure that you inform us of special dietary or mobility needs when you book.

For more information and to book:

01872 857953•

Audio Visual Technology for Hybrid Meetings

Audio Visual Technology for Hybrid Meetings

One of the things we have done to help us through these strange and tricky times is to invest in new Audio Visual Technology.  The kit consists of a large touch screen which can be connected with a laptop presentation – it has its own speakers and screen pens.  It also has its own internal PC so it is possible to host zoom calls from it.  This is enabling hybrid meetings connecting both online and in-person audiences and speakers and it has a clever camera which ‘senses’ who in the room is speaking and focuses in on them.  This is proving an invaluable asset.

If you would like to host a hybrid event please contact for further information

THE CALL OF THE WILD – Friday 15th October

THE CALL OF THE WILD – Friday 15th October



A day conference on Celtic Christianity led by Michael Mitton and Russ Parker

Friday 15th October 10am to 4pm

Celtic Christianity

Russ and Michael are both engaged in freelance ministries that include speaking and writing. They also together lead pilgrimages to sites of the early Celtic church in Britain and Ireland, including bringing a group of South African pilgrims to Cornwall in 2019. They will be sharing insights they have gained from the experiences of these pilgrimages and their conviction that the vitality and witness of this early church has much to teach us for our ministry and mission today. The day will include talks, opportunity for discussion and prayer.

Celtic Christianity Pilgrim leaders Michael Mitton and Russ Parker at an old celtic christian site

Revd Canon Michael Mitton is an Anglican priest and a canon emeritus of Derby Cathedral. During his varied ministry he has worked as a parish priest and for the Diocese of Derby in the mission department. He has also worked for Anglican Renewal Ministries and the Acorn Christian Healing Foundation. He currently works freelance in the areas of mission and spirituality. He is the author of several books including Restoring the Woven Cord and Seasoned by Seasons and is a regular contributor to BRF’s New Daylight series of daily bible readings.

Revd Dr Russ Parker was Director of the Acorn Christian Healing Foundation from 1995-2013. He was responsible for developing partnerships on listening and reconciliation in 12 nations ranging from Northern Ireland, Rwanda, Burundi, Hong Kong and the United States. Russ is now the Director of 2Restore which resources churches to resolve unhealed issues and move forward in a renewed ability to flourish as God intends. He is the author of Healing Dreams, Free to Fail, Forgiveness is Healing, The Wild Spirit, Healing Wounded History. And Rediscovering the Ministry of Blessing. Russ travels extensively around the UK and abroad, lecturing and teaching on issues connected with Christian Healing and Healthcare, Reconciliation and Church Transformation.


Suggested donation: £20, includes a light lunch and hot drinks throughout the day. We are unable to take donations by card payment but can accept cash, cheque or bank transfer.

More information & booking:

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Telephone – 01872 272249