Feast of the Epiphany

Feast of the Epiphany

Due to the uncertainty caused by the increase in Covid cases we are not sure whether we can hold our usual Epiphany Celebration. If possible we would like to have an opportunity to share tea and cake in the new foyer (with the bi-fold doors open) from 3pm followed by the Eucharist in the Chapel at 4pm which will be presided by Revd Dr Lucy Larkin. We will ask you to book via email bookings@epiphanyhouse.co.uk for this, as undoubtedly numbers will be restricted, but your email will not be answered until the New Year as the House is closed for its Christmas Break. A decision will be made on 3rd January when the House re-opens and we will be in touch with anyone who has booked a place to let them know whether the celebration can happen.

Out with the old …

Out with the old …

Saying farewell to our old mower which has done many years sterling service but sadly is now broken beyond repair, and welcome to our shiny new mower that we have been able to purchase due to the generosity of a benefactor.

For those who have far to travel

For those who have far to travel

Letter from Janette:
 
If you could see
the journey whole,
you might never
undertake it, might never dare
the first step
that propels you
from the place
you have known
toward the place you know not.
…….
©Jan Richardson.  janrichardson.com
 
This extract from a poem by Jan Richardson entitled ‘For those who have far to travel’, really speaks to me about the journey I have been on for the last 9 years.  But the place I ‘knew not’ has become the place I love and care for deeply.  That won’t change I know as I move on to pastures new at the beginning of February. Epiphany House is a remarkable place that has brought peace and healing to so many. It is not always possible for us to share the many stories of the effects visiting the House and its grounds can have on the pilgrim, the seeker, the broken, but I thank God for it. It is for many a ‘thin place’ where they find it easier to connect with God, and despite the fact I cannot really understand the theology of place, I have certainly witnessed it. It has been an immense privilege serving here for this exciting period in the House’s history. I leave knowing that there is a very faithful and devoted team (even though very small) to carry on the work.  In addition, the Trust are advertising for new staff to complete the team as they step forward into a New Season.
 
May you be blessed with peace and joy this Christmas and may 2022 bring you new blessings

Chaplain Vacancy

Chaplain Vacancy
THE EPIPHANY TRUST (TRURO) Ltd  

The Trustees wish to appoint a part-time Chaplain for Epiphany House.

Closing date for applications: 17th January

Epiphany House are looking for a person of mature Christian faith to lead the development and administration of a programme of retreats and quiet days at the House. They will encourage and develop the ministry of the House as a place of worship, prayer and of deeper connection with God.

This is a part time role (15hrs/week to be worked flexibly), and the salary is negotiable.

Full details and an application form are available below.

Tel: 01872 857953

Or, Email: manager@epiphanyhouse.co.uk

Full details and an application form are available in the documents below:

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Resources Manager

Resources Manager
THE EPIPHANY TRUST (TRURO) Ltd

The Trustees wish to appoint a part-time Resources Manager for Epiphany House.

Closing date for applications: 17th January 2022

The Resources Manager will oversee the finances and property of the house. They will work closely with our Operations Director to sustain and continue the development of the ministry of the House within both its spiritual and secular dimensions.

This is a part time role (18-20hrs/week and the salary is negotiable).  

Full details and an application form are available in the documents below:

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Bank Staff

Bank Staff

The Epiphany House Team require Bank Staff to join their Team in providing hospitality to their Guests throughout the summer months and beyond.

Duties would include serving Guests, housekeeping, and assisting the Catering Team .

Successful applicants would need to have a flexible attitude as no two days are the same when providing hospitality!

Any expressions of interest should be directed to the following email address bookings@epiphanyhouse.co.uk

We are always looking to expand our team bank of staff to help out at busy times throughout the year. Please contact us by email at info@epiphanyhouse.co.uk or call 01872 857953 for more information.

Volunteers of Epiphany House

Volunteers of Epiphany House

Epiphany House welcomes people who would like to work in a voluntary capacity. Regardless of your skill-set we offer opportunities for enthusiastic individuals who can work for a few hours during the week and maybe the occasional weekend.

The following examples show the type of activities our volunteers get involved with, however just because it’s not listed doesn’t mean we don’t need you, so please get in touch.

General Assistants — get involved with making and serving hot drinks, ironing, flower arranging, washing up, serving lunches and other tasks.

Kitchen Assistants — help with food preparation and serving, washing up and cleaning.

Gardeners — get practical with their green fingers as they ‘dig-in’ in the wonderful grounds of Epiphany House.

You can get in touch by email info@epiphanyhouse.co.uk, alternately post us a letter or come in person to: Epiphany House, Truro TR1 3DR.

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.

Booking

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• bookings@epiphanyhouse.co.uk