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Shepherds Dene
Riding Mill, Northumberland NE44 6AF United Kingdom
01434 682212

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November 2018

Advent Preparation Time

November 26 - November 28
Shepherds Dene, Shepherds Dene
Riding Mill, Northumberland NE44 6AF United Kingdom
£130

A chance to spend time at Shepherds Dene for personal reflection and study at your own pace. This week is aimed at working and retired clergy.

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December 2018

Eucharist

December 4-9:15 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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January 2019

Individually guided retreat (silent)

January 28, 2019-5:00 pm - February 1, 2019-2:00 pm
Shepherds Dene, Shepherds Dene
Riding Mill, Northumberland NE44 6AF United Kingdom
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£295

A silent retreat with a 1:1 each morning with your spiritual guide for the week. An opportunity to reflect on how God is at work in your life.

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February 2019

Knitting and Crochet retreat

February 5, 2019-5:00 pm - February 7, 2019-4:00 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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Clergy & Readers Reading week

February 25, 2019 - March 1, 2019
Shepherds Dene, Shepherds Dene
Riding Mill, Northumberland NE44 6AF United Kingdom
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£200

Quiet time for preparation and reflection.

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March 2019

Lent Quiet Day 8th March

March 8, 2019
Shepherds Dene, Shepherds Dene
Riding Mill, Northumberland NE44 6AF United Kingdom
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£20

Attend all 6 Quiet Days for £110

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Silent Lent Retreat: Journeying into the heart of God

March 11, 2019 - March 15, 2019
Shepherds Dene, Shepherds Dene
Riding Mill, Northumberland NE44 6AF United Kingdom
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£295

This silent Lenten retreat will provide an opportunity for people to reflect on the often-challenging journey towards life in all of its fullness. The retreat will offer a number of practical and creative ways to engage with, and express, the 'inner' life of the heart and the 'outer' life in the world within a framework of worship and prayer.

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Lent Quiet Day 15th March

March 15, 2019
Shepherds Dene, Shepherds Dene
Riding Mill, Northumberland NE44 6AF United Kingdom
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£20

Attend all 6 Quiet Days for £110

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Lent Quiet Day 22nd March

March 22, 2019
Shepherds Dene, Shepherds Dene
Riding Mill, Northumberland NE44 6AF United Kingdom
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£20

Attend all 6 Quiet Days for £110

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Lent Quiet Day 29th March

March 29, 2019
Shepherds Dene, Shepherds Dene
Riding Mill, Northumberland NE44 6AF United Kingdom
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£20

Attend all 6 Quiet Days for £110

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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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April 2019

Lent Quiet Day 5th April

April 5, 2019
Shepherds Dene, Shepherds Dene
Riding Mill, Northumberland NE44 6AF United Kingdom
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£20

Attend all 6 Quiet Days for £110

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Godly Play Weekend

April 5, 2019 - April 7, 2019
Shepherds Dene, Shepherds Dene
Riding Mill, Northumberland NE44 6AF United Kingdom
Free

Time and space to reflect and explore, through the media of story, wondering, creative resources and silence. Trained spiritual direction available. Mary and Rachel are both trainers for Godly Play UK. For further details, contact Mary on cooper.mary@blueyonder.co.uk

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Lent Quiet Day 12th April

April 12, 2019
Shepherds Dene, Shepherds Dene
Riding Mill, Northumberland NE44 6AF United Kingdom
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£20

Attend all 6 Quiet Days for £110

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May 2019

Spring Ramble

May 1, 2019-9:00 am - 3:45 pm
Shepherds Dene, Shepherds Dene
Riding Mill, Northumberland NE44 6AF United Kingdom
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£15

See autumn ramble

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Pray with the birds

May 5, 2019-5:00 pm - May 7, 2019-4:00 pm
Shepherds Dene, Shepherds Dene
Riding Mill, Northumberland NE44 6AF United Kingdom
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£165

Jesus told his followers to 'look at the birds' and learn about God's love by seeing how they are provided for. This retreat combines quiet Christian worship and biblical reflections about birds with gentle walks around Shepherds Dene to spot and identify singing birds. Mark has over 20 yearsÕ experience as a bird guide and 15 years of running birdwatching retreats. He is currently writing a book about birds in the Bible.

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Knitting and Crochet retreat

May 27, 2019-4:00 pm - May 30, 2019-4:00 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, 2019-5:00 pm - June 16, 2019-2:00 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, 2019-5:00 pm - June 20, 2019-2:00 pm
Shepherds Dene, Shepherds Dene
Riding Mill, Northumberland NE44 6AF United Kingdom
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£385

This retreat will focus on Cuthbert and how his example helps when we are living “on the edge” or seeking to journey with God. There will be opportunities to use art and photography to ‘see the light’. Please bring your cameras along if you wish. Includes trips to Holy Island and Durham. David was Bishop of Huntingdon until Autumn 2018 and Steve is an experienced priest-photographer who has used photography extensively in retreats.

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Clergy Spouses silent retreat

June 24, 2019-5:00 pm - June 26, 2019-4:00 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, 2019-5:00 pm - July 4, 2019-2:00 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, 2019 - July 17, 2019
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, 2019-5:00 pm - August 12, 2019-10:00 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, 2019-4:00 pm - August 19, 2019-4:00 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, 2019
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, 2019-9:30 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, 2019-2:00 pm - October 18, 2019-4:00 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, 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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