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October 2016

Using Humour and Story-telling to share our Christian Faith with Canon John Sinclair

October 3, 2016-5:00 pm - October 5, 2016-1:00 pm
£149

Why not join us for an inspiring couple of days with Canon John Sincliar, as he explores how we can share our faith using humour and story-telling? The course begins at 5pm on Monday 3rd October and ends after lunch on Weds 5th October and includes all meals, coffee, tea and our celebrated cakes and biscuits! The price is £149 (and we can offer a hardship bursary - please contact the warden, Jane Easterbyto discuss this further). John is Redidentiary…

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Coming Home to Ourselves: the challenge of Christian Meditation in a confusing world

October 8, 2016-9:30 am - 3:30 pm
£35

Bridget Hewitt leads this day, which will focus on Christian meditation: we will think about the context of our lives in today's world and how the prayer of silence may help to restore a sense of harmony in life that often feels out of control. Christian meditation has been the backdrop of Bridget's life for the past 25 years and she is particularly interested in the contemplative tradition within Christianity. No previous experience of silent prayer is necessary - we are…

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October 2017

Creating the Freehand Celtic Knot and using it in prayer

October 9, 2017 - October 12, 2017
Shepherds Dene, Shepherds Dene
Riding Mill, Northumberland NE44 6AF United Kingdom
£325

Learn how to create the Freehand Celtic Knot, using a technique developed over 20 years by Mary. Learn also how to use it in prayer and meditation. No experience necessary; all materials provided, but bring along favourite pencils, pens and papers if you wish. Mary Fleeson is a Christian and well-known visual artist. Her workshop, the Lindisfarne Scriptorium, is on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. Mary’s creative expressions show the influence of early manuscripts and ancient calligraphy; her exuberant, bright…

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Knitting, Crochet and Felting Retreat

October 18, 2017-3:00 pm - October 20, 2017-3:00 pm
Shepherds Dene, Shepherds Dene
Riding Mill, Northumberland NE44 6AF United Kingdom
£175

Come along for chat and crafting, times of quiet and worship. There will be a swap-shop, rummage bin and informal skills-sharing. Early booking advised. For an application form and to book, please contact Revd Elizabeth Brown directly (lizzieegg@hotmail.co.uk or on 01670 515556). Revd Elizabeth Brown serves as an NSM priest in the United Benefice of Bedlington, Cambois & Sleekburn in Newcastle Diocese. She is an experienced workshop and retreat leader and this will be her third crafting retreat at Shepherds…

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Footsteps

October 23, 2017 - October 27, 2017
Shepherds Dene, Shepherds Dene
Riding Mill, Northumberland NE44 6AF United Kingdom
£250

Follow in the footsteps of Jesus during this Autumn retreat, looking afresh at the Gospel stories in the Scriptures, in art, and in their setting in the Holy Land. There will be plenty of time to pray, to walk, to write, and to make your own art too (bring your own materials). David has been Bishop of Huntingdon since 2008, and has written on the Gospels and art and guided tours in the Holy Land.

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October 2018

Knitting and Crochet Retreat

October 10, 2018 - October 13, 2018
Shepherds Dene, Shepherds Dene
Riding Mill, Northumberland NE44 6AF United Kingdom
£180

Come along for chat and crafting, times of quiet and worship. There will be a swap-shop, rummage bin and informal skills-sharing. Early booking advised. Revd Elizabeth Brown serves as an NSM priest in the United Benefice of Bedlington, Cambois & Sleekburn in Newcastle Diocese. She is an experienced workshop and retreat leader and this will be her fourth crafting retreat at Shepherds Dene.

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December 2018

Eucharist

December 4, 2018-9:15 am - 9:45 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:15am on day First of the month, repeating until December 4, 2018

Shepherds Dene, Shepherds Dene
Riding Mill, Northumberland NE44 6AF United Kingdom

Eucharist in the chapel at Shepherds Dene and is followed by coffee and biscuits.  All are welcome to attend.

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October 2019

Time Wisdom – Quiet Day

October 16, 2019-10:30 am - 5:00 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, 2019-3:00 pm - October 18, 2019-5:00 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, 2019-5:00 pm - November 1, 2019-2:00 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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