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March 2019

Calming Relaxation Weekend

March 29, 2019-4:00 pm - December 31, 2067-4:00 pm
Shepherds Dene, Shepherds Dene
Riding Mill, Northumberland NE44 6AF United Kingdom
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£250

A weekend of deep relaxation using meditation, Reiki or reflexology, yoga and massage to improve your wellbeing.

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May 2019

Knitting and Crochet retreat

May 27-4:00 pm - May 30-4:00 pm
Shepherds Dene, Shepherds Dene
Riding Mill, Northumberland NE44 6AF United Kingdom
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£245

Come along for a chat and crafting, times of quiet and worship. There will be a swap-shop, rummage bin and informal skills-sharing. Early booking advised. Elizabeth is a popular and experienced workshop and retreat leader and her current ministry is as a hospital chaplain.

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June 2019

Exploring the second half of life: Tools, Tasks and Stories.

June 14-5:00 pm - June 16-2:00 pm
Shepherds Dene, Shepherds Dene
Riding Mill, Northumberland NE44 6AF United Kingdom
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£180

The second half of life is rich with potential for discovery, growth and integration. In this weekend workshop, we will explore the experience of living in the second half of life, drawing on tools, tasks and stories which will help us to open up this area to deeper reflection and possibly lead to action and change. There will be opportunities for reflection, conversation, journalling and the sharing of stories and experiences. A favourite quotation of Peter’s is from Jung: ‘All…

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In the Steps of St Cuthbert

June 17-5:00 pm - June 20-2:00 pm
Shepherds Dene, Shepherds Dene
Riding Mill, Northumberland NE44 6AF United Kingdom
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£385

Bishop David Thomson (recently retired Bishop of Huntingdon) is returning to Shepherds Dene from Monday 17th – Thursday 20th June  to lead an interesting and reflective retreat using photography to follow in the footsteps of St. Cuthbert. He will be joined by Revd. Steve Radley (Priest/Photographer) and the retreat will include a visit to Lindisfarne (Holy Island), Alnmouth, where tradition has it that Cuthbert was consecrated as Bishop of Lindisfarne), and Durham Cathedral.

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Clergy Spouses silent retreat

June 24-5:00 pm - June 26-4:00 pm
Shepherds Dene, Shepherds Dene
Riding Mill, Northumberland NE44 6AF United Kingdom
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£210

A chance for spouses of clergy to rest, reflect, worship and pray together on this silent retreat.

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Cross stitch

June 30-5:00 pm - July 4-2:00 pm
Shepherds Dene, Shepherds Dene
Riding Mill, Northumberland NE44 6AF United Kingdom
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The 24th year for this popular creative cross stitch course. Suitable for beginners and the more experienced, this is a great opportunity to develop your skills in a supportive and relaxing atmosphere. To book, please e-mail Barbara: barbatwoodlands@hotmail.co.uk

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July 2019

Revisiting the Miracles

July 15 - July 17
Shepherds Dene, Shepherds Dene
Riding Mill, Northumberland NE44 6AF United Kingdom
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£245

Some people believe them, some avoid them and some say they don't matter. But the miracles featured prominently in Jesus life. In discerning the differences between them, we may be able to see how they nurture rather than confuse our faith. Time TBC

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Art Week with Alan Reed

July 21, 2019-5:00 pm - July 25, 2119-2:00 pm
Shepherds Dene, Shepherds Dene
Riding Mill, Northumberland NE44 6AF United Kingdom
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£450

A chance to spend a relaxing week painting and drawing in and around the grounds of Shepherds Dene. This year, professional local artist Alan Reed and his wife, Susan, will be in residence to give helpful advice and to support the week through prayer for those who wish to attend.

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August 2019

A Week in the Country: Houses and Gardens of the North East.

August 5-5:00 pm - August 12-10:00 am
Shepherds Dene, Shepherds Dene
Riding Mill, Northumberland NE44 6AF United Kingdom
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£450

Join us on a relaxing week exploring houses and gardens in the North East of England. Visit Wallington House, Bowes Museum and the magnificent garden and water feature at the Alnwick Garden. Revd Dr. Sue Wilson will act as chaplain for the group.

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Rest and Relax

August 16-4:00 pm - August 19-4:00 pm
Shepherds Dene, Shepherds Dene
Riding Mill, Northumberland NE44 6AF United Kingdom
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£315

Another opportunity to join this popular weekend. Indulge yourself in a range of activities designed to take away the strain and stress, in the beautiful surroundings of Shepherds Dene.

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September 2019

Autumn Ramble

September 25
Shepherds Dene, Shepherds Dene
Riding Mill, Northumberland NE44 6AF United Kingdom
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£15

A chance to join a 6-8 mile gentle ramble around the countryside immediately surrounding Shepherds Dene. Starting with a bacon butty at 9am, we will stop for a short eucharist before a packed lunch, and finish back at Shepherds Dene for afternoon tea.

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October 2019

Time Wisdom – Quiet Day

October 16-9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Shepherds Dene, Shepherds Dene
Riding Mill, Northumberland NE44 6AF United Kingdom
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£25

"Time management" is big business. This day is for those who want to gain a theological and spiritual perspective on time. We will look at what it means to be "busy" and how to prioritise amid the contested demands of ministry. Michael served as Dean in Sheffield and Durham Cathedrals before retiring in 2015. He has been a theological educator, a canon residentiary, and a parish priest in the Diocese of Newcastle. He lives with his wife in Northumberland and…

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Knitting and Crochet retreat

October 16-2:00 pm - October 18-4:00 pm
Shepherds Dene, Shepherds Dene
Riding Mill, Northumberland NE44 6AF United Kingdom
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£185

Come along for a chat and crafting, times of quiet and worship. There will be a swap-shop, rummage bin and informal skills-sharing. Early booking advised. Elizabeth is a popular and experienced workshop and retreat leader and her current ministry is as a hospital chaplain.

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Autumn Retreat – ‘Let the Rivers Flow  – finding ways to thrive when things feel dry.’

October 28-5:00 pm - November 1-2:00 pm
Shepherds Dene, Shepherds Dene
Riding Mill, Northumberland NE44 6AF United Kingdom
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£295

We all experience arid patches in our life. These are not just moments of crisis but times when everyday life can feel hard, the going tough and our faith all too perfunctory. Looking back at these can sometimes be moments of real growth, even though at the time they were not easy to experience. It would be crass to suggest there are simple solutions or easy escape routes but maybe some reflections are worth having in our personal survival toolkits.  This retreat will…

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