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View our 2017 Programme

 

Starts: 4th September, 2017

Ends: 8th September, 2017

Residential: £445.00

Tikkun Olam- ('Mending the World' in Hebrew) - Called to be a prophet

Led by: Sr Maureena Fritz

Sr Maureena Fritz, from the Bat Kol Institute in Jerusalem, is rated by our guests as an exceptional teacher and retreat leader, who has the rare gift of bringing the Word of God to life and making...

Starts: 4th September, 2017

Ends: 8th September, 2017

Non-residential: £297.00

Tikkun Olam- ('Mending the World' in Hebrew) - Called to be a prophet

Led by: Sr Maureena Fritz

Sr Maureena Fritz, from the Bat Kol Institute in Jerusalem, is rated by our guests as an exceptional teacher and retreat leader, who has the rare gift of bringing the Word of God to life and making...

Starts: 4th September, 2017

Ends: 6th September, 2017

Residential: £265.00

‘The Prayer of the Heart' – An introduction to the ancient method of contemplation known as the Hesychastic Way’

Led by: Sr Monica Butler

The Hesychastic Way is a tradition practised by the Desert Fathers and is deeply rooted in Biblical tradition. According to these early Christians the effectiveness of this method is not so much...

Starts: 4th September, 2017

Ends: 6th September, 2017

Non-residential: £177.00

‘The Prayer of the Heart' – An introduction to the ancient method of contemplation known as the Hesychastic Way’

Led by: Sr Monica Butler

The Hesychastic Way is a tradition practised by the Desert Fathers and is deeply rooted in Biblical tradition. According to these early Christians the effectiveness of this method is not so much...

Starts: 8th September, 2017

Ends: 8th September, 2017

One day course: £45.00

Guided Quiet Day - Journey of the Heart - Rooted and Grounded in Love

Led by: Libby Dobson & Sarah Chabowska

Ammerdown’s Guided Quiet Days offer an opportunity to take time out from our busy lives to pray, reflect and meditate with the help of Libby Dobson and Sarah Chabowska. There will be five days...

Starts: 18th September, 2017

Ends: 21st September, 2017

Residential: £289.00

Sacred Circle Dance - Breath of Life

Led by: Judy Harvey

As the name suggests, the form of the dance is a circle. This is in fact the oldest form of dance on earth - an ancient tradition common to many cultures for marking special occasions and the...

Starts: 18th September, 2017

Ends: 21st September, 2017

Non-residential: £193.00

Sacred Circle Dance - Breath of Life

Led by: Judy Harvey

As the name suggests, the form of the dance is a circle. This is in fact the oldest form of dance on earth - an ancient tradition common to many cultures for marking special occasions and the...

Starts: 19th September, 2017

Ends: 19th September, 2017

One day course: £23.00

Refereshing Day For Carers 2017

Led by: Various Therapists

Those who are for others need themselves to be nutured and cared for, and these days at Ammerdown are designed to do just that. Each day includes one session of complementary therapy such as Reiki,...

Starts: 24th September, 2017

Ends: 29th September, 2017

Residential: £525.00

Finding Fulfilment - Centering Prayer, the Law of Three and Alexander Technique

Led by: Gill and Antonio Benet and Jacqueline Evans

This unique experience, described as “marvellous and inspiring” by a past participant, will offer an opportunity to see the complementary nature of the relationship between mind, body and...

Starts: 29th September, 2017

Ends: 1st October, 2017

Residential: £240.00

John Main, Desert Father and Celtic Monk

Led by: Stefan Reynolds

One of the greatest challenges that Christianity faces today is the practical rediscovery of its age-old traditions of prayer and contemplation, and one of the principle attempts to do this in recent...

Starts: 30th September, 2017

Ends: 1st October, 2017

Non-residential: £160.00

John Main, Desert Father and Celtic Monk

Led by: Stefan Reynolds

One of the greatest challenges that Christianity faces today is the practical rediscovery of its age-old traditions of prayer and contemplation, and one of the principle attempts to do this in recent...

Starts: 2nd October, 2017

Ends: 6th October, 2017

Residential: £399.00

Ammerdown Breaks 2017

Led by: Revd Anna Garvie

This week is especially designed for senior citizens looking for a break in lovely surroundings and good company. Great care is taken to devise a programme that offers something for everyone: a...

Starts: 3rd October, 2017

Ends: 5th October, 2017

Residential: £270.00

Polymer Clay: Millefiori Buttons and Beads

Led by: Sally Boehme

Sally Boehme has been working with beads for almost thirty years, and has been teaching beadwork and polymer clay techniques since 2009 across the country. Polymer clay is a material available in a...

Starts: 3rd October, 2017

Ends: 5th October, 2017

Non-residential: £180.00

Polymer Clay: Millefiori Buttons and Beads

Led by: Sally Boehme

Sally Boehme has been working with beads for almost thirty years, and has been teaching beadwork and polymer clay techniques since 2009 across the country. Polymer clay is a material available in a...

Starts: 9th October, 2017

Ends: 13th October, 2017

Residential: £429.00

Chinese Brush Painting

Led by: Maggie Cross

This week is one of two longer courses which our expert Chinese painter Maggie Cross is leading at Ammerdown this year. During the week, suitable for all abilities, Maggie will demonstrate the...

Starts: 9th October, 2017

Ends: 13th October, 2017

Non-residential: £286.00

Chinese Brush Painting

Led by: Maggie Cross

This week is one of two longer courses which our expert Chinese painter Maggie Cross is leading at Ammerdown this year. During the week, suitable for all abilities, Maggie will demonstrate the...

Starts: 10th October, 2017

Ends: 12th October, 2017

Residential: £270.00

Make Your Own SIlver Jewellery 2017

Led by: Pauline Payne

Pauline Payne is a freelance designer jeweller who studied at Portsmouth College of Art and Design and who has gained a number of prestigious awards for her work. She has also been a popular tutor...

Starts: 10th October, 2017

Ends: 12th October, 2017

Non-residential: £180.00

Make Your Own SIlver Jewellery 2017

Led by: Pauline Payne

Pauline Payne is a freelance designer jeweller who studied at Portsmouth College of Art and Design and who has gained a number of prestigious awards for her work. She has also been a popular tutor...

Starts: 13th October, 2017

Ends: 15th October, 2017

Residential: £260.00

Living Free - A Weekend Guided Retreat

Led by: Libby Dobson & Sarah Chabowska

He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me. (Psalm 18:19) This weekend will be a chance to reflect on ways in which we can move into greater freedom in our...

Starts: 13th October, 2017

Ends: 15th October, 2017

Non-residential: £173.00

Living Free - A Weekend Guided Retreat

Led by: Libby Dobson & Sarah Chabowska

He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me. (Psalm 18:19) This weekend will be a chance to reflect on ways in which we can move into greater freedom in our...

Starts: 13th October, 2017

Ends: 15th October, 2017

Residential: £240.00

Developing the Sensitive Within - Learning to trust your inner knowing

Led by: Sue Brayne

We all possess the ability to be become a Sensitive. It's about connecting to our innate sixth sense - the part of us that ‘just knows’. Since Neanderthal times, this inner knowing or...

Starts: 13th October, 2017

Ends: 15th October, 2017

Non-residential: £160.00

Developing the Sensitive Within - Learning to trust your inner knowing

Led by: Sue Brayne

We all possess the ability to be become a Sensitive. It's about connecting to our innate sixth sense - the part of us that ‘just knows’. Since Neanderthal times, this inner knowing or...

Starts: 20th October, 2017

Ends: 22nd October, 2017

Non-residential: £160.00

Learning to be at Home Part One and Part Two

Led by: Sr Monica Butler

Given the popularity of this retreat last year, we are delighted to be able to repeat it again in 2017. The full retreat is offered over two separate weekends (Part two will be held on 20 to 22...

Starts: 20th October, 2017

Ends: 22nd October, 2017

Residential: £240.00

Learning to be at Home Part One and Part Two

Led by: Sr Monica Butler

Given the popularity of this retreat last year, we are delighted to be able to repeat it again in 2017. The full retreat is offered over two separate weekends (Part two will be held on 20 to 22...

Starts: 21st October, 2017

Ends: 21st October, 2017

One day course: £45.00

Mindfulness Meditation

Led by: Hilary Armstrong

Suitable for Mindfulness Meditation beginners, and a ‘refresher’ for those more experienced. Hilary Armstrong has studied with many distinguished meditation teachers, especially at Samye...

Starts: 23rd October, 2017

Ends: 27th October, 2017

Residential: £455.00

Calligraphy for Beginners and Improvers

Led by: Josie Brown

This very popular course is led by expert tutor Josie Brown whose teaching abilities have been described as “beyond the excellent!” by one of our guests. Josie has been a professional...

Starts: 23rd October, 2017

Ends: 27th October, 2017

Non-residential: £303.00

Calligraphy for Beginners and Improvers

Led by: Josie Brown

This very popular course is led by expert tutor Josie Brown whose teaching abilities have been described as “beyond the excellent!” by one of our guests. Josie has been a professional...

Starts: 24th October, 2017

Ends: 26th October, 2017

Residential: £225.00

Understanding Islam 2017

Led by: Dr Chris Hewer

 Dr Chris Hewer has been leading courses on Understanding Islam at Ammerdown since 2011.  His courses have, until now, always taken place over three intensive days of teaching to help those...

Starts: 24th October, 2017

Ends: 26th October, 2017

Non-residential: £150.00

Understanding Islam 2017

Led by: Dr Chris Hewer

 Dr Chris Hewer has been leading courses on Understanding Islam at Ammerdown since 2011.  His courses have, until now, always taken place over three intensive days of teaching to help those...

Starts: 30th October, 2017

Ends: 1st November, 2017

Non-residential: £177.00

Hand Embroidery - Landscapes

Led by: Clare Clensy

Clare Clensy trained on a three year apprenticeship at the Royal School of Needlework and has been teaching hand embroidery for more than fifteen years, gaining valuable experience and a wealth of...

Starts: 30th October, 2017

Ends: 1st November, 2017

Residential: £265.00

Hand Embroidery - Landscapes

Led by: Clare Clensy

Clare Clensy trained on a three year apprenticeship at the Royal School of Needlework and has been teaching hand embroidery for more than fifteen years, gaining valuable experience and a wealth of...

Starts: 10th November, 2017

Ends: 12th November, 2017

Residential: £250.00

The Happiness Journey

Led by: Andy Parnham

It is a given: everyone wants to be happy. But… what exactly is happiness, and what enables us to grow in it? Is happiness really what we should aim for, or does it come as a by-product of...

Starts: 10th November, 2017

Ends: 12th November, 2017

Non-residential: £167.00

The Happiness Journey

Led by: Andy Parnham

It is a given: everyone wants to be happy. But… what exactly is happiness, and what enables us to grow in it? Is happiness really what we should aim for, or does it come as a by-product of...

Starts: 10th November, 2017

Ends: 12th November, 2017

Residential: £285.00

Making Your Own Stained Glass Window

Led by: Sarah Finch

Teaching people of all abilities, including complete beginners, how to make a stained glass window and ensuring that everyone leaves with a hand-made masterpiece of their own design is undoubtedly a...

Starts: 10th November, 2017

Ends: 12th November, 2017

Non-residential: £190.00

Making Your Own Stained Glass Window

Led by: Sarah Finch

Teaching people of all abilities, including complete beginners, how to make a stained glass window and ensuring that everyone leaves with a hand-made masterpiece of their own design is undoubtedly a...

Starts: 10th November, 2017

Ends: 12th November, 2017

Residential: £240.00

Life Coaching - How to live life to the full

Led by: Sue Glanville

Life-Coaching is a process of transformation. It is about choosing to live life positively, to live life to the full – which in turn means being prepared to envision and embrace change. To get...

Starts: 10th November, 2017

Ends: 12th November, 2017

Non-residential: £160.00

Life Coaching - How to live life to the full

Led by: Sue Glanville

Life-Coaching is a process of transformation. It is about choosing to live life positively, to live life to the full – which in turn means being prepared to envision and embrace change. To get...

Starts: 13th November, 2017

Ends: 17th November, 2017

Residential: £425.00

Making Friends with the Bible

Led by: John Bell

How does one introduce John Bell? A spiritual leader, a preacher, a music-maker, a broadcaster? Yes, he is all this, but he is also so much more, as those who have taken part in one of John’s...

Starts: 13th November, 2017

Ends: 17th November, 2017

Non-residential: £283.00

Making Friends with the Bible

Led by: John Bell

How does one introduce John Bell? A spiritual leader, a preacher, a music-maker, a broadcaster? Yes, he is all this, but he is also so much more, as those who have taken part in one of John’s...

Starts: 20th November, 2017

Ends: 22nd November, 2017

Non-residential: £190.00

Enneagram - 2017

Led by: Karen Webb

The Enneagram is an ancient, extraordinarily accurate, model of human personality and spirit. Describing nine personality types and their interactions, it enables us to look deeply into our own...

Starts: 20th November, 2017

Ends: 22nd November, 2017

Residential: £285.00

Enneagram - 2017

Led by: Karen Webb

The Enneagram is an ancient, extraordinarily accurate, model of human personality and spirit. Describing nine personality types and their interactions, it enables us to look deeply into our own...

Starts: 1st December, 2017

Ends: 3rd December, 2017

Residential: £250.00

Advent Retreat with Daniel O'Leary 2017

Led by: Fr Daniel O'Leary

Fr Daniel O’Leary is one of our best loved and most enlightened retreat leaders. Those who have had the privilege to hear him at Ammerdown have used words such as “Simply...

Starts: 1st December, 2017

Ends: 3rd December, 2017

Non-residential: £167.00

Advent Retreat with Daniel O'Leary 2017

Led by: Fr Daniel O'Leary

Fr Daniel O’Leary is one of our best loved and most enlightened retreat leaders. Those who have had the privilege to hear him at Ammerdown have used words such as “Simply...

Starts: 5th December, 2017

Ends: 5th December, 2017

One day course: £23.00

Refereshing Day For Carers 2017

Led by: Various Therapists

Those who are for others need themselves to be nutured and cared for, and these days at Ammerdown are designed to do just that. Each day includes one session of complementary therapy such as Reiki,...

Starts: 8th December, 2017

Ends: 8th December, 2017

One day course: £45.00

Guided Quiet Day - Journey of the Heart - Rooted and Grounded in Love

Led by: Libby Dobson & Sarah Chabowska

Ammerdown’s Guided Quiet Days offer an opportunity to take time out from our busy lives to pray, reflect and meditate with the help of Libby Dobson and Sarah Chabowska. There will be five days...

Starts: 22nd December, 2017

Ends: 27th December, 2017

Residential: £545.00

Ammerdown Christmas Houseparty 2017

Led by: Ammerdown Team

“Thank you once again for a magical Christmas.” “Christmas at Ammerdown was as wonderful as ever, thanks to the love and dedication of all who helped make it happen – plus the...