Retreats and events up to the end of 2017 are listed below. Among those who have kindly offered to lead retreats at Shepherds Dene in 2017 are: John Bell, Bishop John Packer, Bishop David Thomson and many of our regular retreat leaders.





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August 2018

A Week in the Country

August 10, 2018 - August 17, 2018
Shepherds Dene, Shepherds Dene
Riding Mill, Northumberland NE44 6AF United Kingdom
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£435

‘Castles in the Kingdom’: this year, the focus of our week will be castles across the ancient kingdom of Northumbria. We will visit Carlisle, Alnwick, Lindisfarne and Bamburgh and, closer to home, Aydon Castle at Corbridge. Sue is a theological educator and retired priest. Jane is Warden of Shepherds Dene.

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Friends’ Volunteer Weekend

August 17, 2018 - August 19, 2018
Shepherds Dene, Shepherds Dene
Riding Mill, Northumberland NE44 6AF United Kingdom
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A chance for friends to stay for the weekend in return for help in the house and grounds. A popular and sociable weekend!

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Individually Guided Retreat

August 20, 2018 - August 24, 2018
Shepherds Dene, Shepherds Dene
Riding Mill, Northumberland NE44 6AF United Kingdom
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£375

Experienced spiritual directors, Stephen and Bridget, will accompany you on a silent, guided retreat, meeting with you daily in a one-to-one session. There will be plenty time for quiet reflection in the peaceful surroundings. Revd Stephen Herbert is Vicar of Byker, Newcastle and Coordinator of Mission Initiative Newcastle East (MINE). Bridget Hewitt has an interest in Christian Meditation and the contemplative tradition within Christianity.

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Rest and Relax

August 24, 2018 - August 26, 2018
Shepherds Dene, Shepherds Dene
Riding Mill, Northumberland NE44 6AF United Kingdom
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£210

Following last year’s success, we are holding another Rest and Relax weekend. Enjoy a variety of activities designed to help you relax and unwind in beautiful surroundings. Why not extend your stay until Monday afternoon for a total cost of £300? You’re worth it! Individual treatments also available at extra cost. Barbara is an experienced practitioner in health and wellbeing treatments; Fiona is a well-regarded practitioner in colour therapy.

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