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Starts: 24th November, 2018

Ends: 24th November, 2018

One day course: £45.00

Printing for Christmas

Led by: Barbara Butler

Art tutor Barbara Butler will help you get into the Christmas spirit through this fun one-day workshop. Barbara will show you how to make hand-made decorations, gift labels, cards, wrapping paper and...

Starts: 27th November, 2018

Ends: 29th November, 2018

Residential: £240.00

Is Christianity Wild?

Led by: Mary Colwell

A short course on the relationship between Christianity and the natural world. Many see Christianity as an urban faith, rooted in communities, carried out in buildings, focused on people. It can seem...

Starts: 27th November, 2018

Ends: 29th November, 2018

Non-residential: £160.00

Is Christianity Wild?

Led by: Mary Colwell

A short course on the relationship between Christianity and the natural world. Many see Christianity as an urban faith, rooted in communities, carried out in buildings, focused on people. It can seem...

Starts: 27th November, 2018

Ends: 27th November, 2018

One day course: £23.00

Refreshing Day For Carers 2018

Led by: Various Therapist

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

Starts: 30th November, 2018

Ends: 2nd December, 2018

Residential: £240.00

Praying with Handel's Messiah- Unto us a child is born

Led by: Euan Tait

Euan Tait returns to Ammerdown, as part of our Advent time of praying and preparation for Christmas, to explore the joyful transformation of heart and spirit that Handel’s Messiah’s Part...

Starts: 30th November, 2018

Ends: 2nd December, 2018

Non-residential: £160.00

Praying with Handel's Messiah- Unto us a child is born

Led by: Euan Tait

Euan Tait returns to Ammerdown, as part of our Advent time of praying and preparation for Christmas, to explore the joyful transformation of heart and spirit that Handel’s Messiah’s Part...

Starts: 7th December, 2018

Ends: 9th December, 2018

Residential: £250.00

Advent Retreat

Led by: Father Michael Clothier and Father Leo Davis

‘AN ASTONISHING SECRET: The Love-story of Creation - the Wonder of You’ (Daniel O’Leary) Reflections on the beauty, challenges and pain of all life, and of our own in particular. An...

Starts: 7th December, 2018

Ends: 9th December, 2018

Non-residential: £167.00

Advent Retreat

Led by: Father Michael Clothier and Father Leo Davis

‘AN ASTONISHING SECRET: The Love-story of Creation - the Wonder of You’ (Daniel O’Leary) Reflections on the beauty, challenges and pain of all life, and of our own in particular. An...

Starts: 11th December, 2018

Ends: 11th December, 2018

Free Event: £0.00

The Ammerdown Christmas Carol Service

Led by: Rev Dr Stuart Burgess CBE

The Ammerdown Christmas Carol Service, Tuesday 11th December at 6.30pm. Come and celebrate with us at our Candlelight Carol Service in our beautiful Chapel. All are welcome! Mulled wine and mince...

Starts: 22nd December, 2018

Ends: 27th December, 2018

Residential: £545.00

Ammerdown Christmas Houseparty

Led by: Ammerdown Volunteers

This is what came back to us:- “Christmas at Ammerdown was as wonderful as ever, thanks to the love and dedication of all who helped make it happen – plus the food was better than...

Starts: 4th January, 2019

Ends: 6th January, 2019

Non-residential: £180.00

The Art of Memoir Writing

Led by: Rosie Jackson

Following on from a very successful weekend in 2017, Rosie Jackson is back to lead a longer course in 2018. Rosie says: “Writing your own story is a wonderfully healing and fulfilling process....

Starts: 4th January, 2019

Ends: 6th January, 2019

Residential: £260.00

The Art of Memoir Writing

Led by: Rosie Jackson

Following on from a very successful weekend in 2017, Rosie Jackson is back to lead a longer course in 2018. Rosie says: “Writing your own story is a wonderfully healing and fulfilling process....

Starts: 4th January, 2019

Ends: 6th January, 2019

Non-residential: £180.00

It’s Not What You Think: meditation and yoga as Christian practices

Led by: Liz Watson and Chris Hurley

You are not what you think you are. Your body is not what you think it is. God is not who you think God is. Meditation takes us beyond thought so that we begin to see things as they really are and...

Starts: 4th January, 2019

Ends: 6th January, 2019

Residential: £260.00

It’s Not What You Think: meditation and yoga as Christian practices

Led by: Liz Watson and Chris Hurley

You are not what you think you are. Your body is not what you think it is. God is not who you think God is. Meditation takes us beyond thought so that we begin to see things as they really are and...

Starts: 7th January, 2019

Ends: 7th January, 2019

A 10 week course of 2 hour sessions: £5.00

Painting in the Park

Led by: Barry Wills

Come and paint in the beautiful grounds of Ammerdown Park! A 10 week course of 2 hour sessions. The group will explore the park, making basic studies and sketches of chosen views and compositions....

Starts: 8th January, 2019

Ends: 8th January, 2019

A 6 week course of 1.5 hour sessions: £5.00

Singing for Wellbeing

Led by: Helena Softley

Helena Softley’s workshops are informal and great fun! A 6 week course of 1.5 hour sessions A professional singer/songwriter for over 30 years, she covers all styles of music; from Folk...

Starts: 8th January, 2019

Ends: 8th January, 2019

Refreshing Days for Carers: £25.00

Refreshing Days for Carers

Those who care for others need themselves to be nurtured and cared for. The Refreshing Days for Carers are designed to do just that. Each day includes one session of complementary therapy such as...

Starts: 12th January, 2019

One day course: £55.00

Candala of Grace

Led by: Lizzie Davies

You are invited to explore a multi-sensory experience centred around an interactive Candala of Grace incorporating 108 clay beads. A Candala is an illuminated artform designed to light up our...

Starts: 14th January, 2019

Ends: 14th January, 2019

A 10 week course of 2 hour sessions.: £5.00

Painting in the Park

Led by: Barry Wills

Come and paint in the beautiful grounds of Ammerdown Park! A 10 week course of 2 hour sessions. The group will explore the park, making basic studies and sketches of chosen views and compositions....

Starts: 15th January, 2019

Ends: 15th January, 2019

A 6 week course of 1.5 hour sessions: £5.00

Singing for Wellbeing

Led by: Helena Softley

Helena Softley’s workshops are informal and great fun! A 6 week course of 1.5 hour sessions A professional singer/songwriter for over 30 years, she covers all styles of music; from Folk...

Starts: 18th January, 2019

Ends: 20th January, 2019

Non-residential: £175.00

Art Therapy and Anger

Led by: Dr Marian Liebman

This course will take participants through some of the art therapy processes that can help with work on anger and anger management. It is modelled on the courses developed by the facilitator in her...

Starts: 18th January, 2019

Ends: 20th January, 2019

Residential: £260.00

Art Therapy and Anger

Led by: Dr Marian Liebman

This course will take participants through some of the art therapy processes that can help with work on anger and anger management. It is modelled on the courses developed by the facilitator in her...

Starts: 19th January, 2019

Ends: 19th January, 2019

One day course: £50.00

Quiet Days - Transitions of Life

Led by: Narinder Tegally, Jan Mojsa, Robin Harvey, Christine Clinch.

A day to be still and reflect on times of transition in our ordinary lives: new beginnings, joys and sorrows, death and dying. We gather together in the quiet space of Ammerdown to reflect on our...

Starts: 21st January, 2019

Ends: 21st January, 2019

A 10 week course of 2 hour sessions: £5.00

Painting in the Park

Led by: Barry Wills

Come and paint in the beautiful grounds of Ammerdown Park! A 10 week course of 2 hour sessions. The group will explore the park, making basic studies and sketches of chosen views and compositions....

Starts: 22nd January, 2019

Ends: 22nd January, 2019

Talks: £5.00

Jesus in the Bible and Qur'an

Led by: Prof David Thomas

Jesus in the Bible and Qur'an Jesus Christ is almost as well-known in Islam as in Christianity. He features prominently in the Qur’an, where many of the stories about him recall the Gospels...

Starts: 22nd January, 2019

Ends: 22nd January, 2019

A 6 week course of 1.5 hour sessions: £5.00

Singing for Wellbeing

Led by: Helena Softley

Helena Softley’s workshops are informal and great fun! A 6 week course of 1.5 hour sessions A professional singer/songwriter for over 30 years, she covers all styles of music; from Folk...

Starts: 23rd January, 2019

Ends: 23rd January, 2019

Talks: £20.00

Holocaust - Remembering and the Dangers of Forgetting

Led by: Dame Helen Hyde

Dame Helen Hyde is a Fellow of the Imperial War Museum (Holocaust Studies) and has completed studies at the Centre for Holocaust Studies at the Institute of Education in London. She was...

Starts: 24th January, 2019

Ends: 24th January, 2019

TLC DAYS: £12.00

TLC Days

The TLC (Tender Loving Care) Day gives Senior Citizens in the local community an opportunity to have a day out at Ammerdown once a month. Each TLC Day includes a delicious, two course, cooked lunch...

Starts: 26th January, 2019

Ends: 26th January, 2019

One day course: £50.00

Practical Mindfulness

Led by: Sue Glanville

Living in the Present, and the Presence, of the God who is the ‘I Am’, not the ‘I was’ or the ‘I will be’. We will practice a variety of mindfulness exercises to...

Starts: 28th January, 2019

Ends: 28th January, 2019

A 10 week course of 2 hour sessions: £5.00

Painting in the Park

Led by: Barry Wills

Come and paint in the beautiful grounds of Ammerdown Park! A 10 week course of 2 hour sessions. The group will explore the park, making basic studies and sketches of chosen views and compositions....

Starts: 29th January, 2019

Ends: 29th January, 2019

A 6 week course of 1.5 hour sessions: £5.00

Singing for Wellbeing

Led by: Helena Softley

Helena Softley’s workshops are informal and great fun! A 6 week course of 1.5 hour sessions A professional singer/songwriter for over 30 years, she covers all styles of music; from Folk...

Starts: 1st February, 2019

Ends: 3rd February, 2019

Residential: £260.00

ALIVE – living fully – living happily - living fearlessly

Led by: Isabelle Gauthier

Too often we go about life trying to achieve, acquire and cope. We limit our vision and capacity to what needs to be done and suppress or keep for ‘tomorrow’ the things we really want to...

Starts: 1st February, 2019

Ends: 3rd February, 2019

Non-residential: £175.00

ALIVE – living fully – living happily - living fearlessly

Led by: Isabelle Gauthier

Too often we go about life trying to achieve, acquire and cope. We limit our vision and capacity to what needs to be done and suppress or keep for ‘tomorrow’ the things we really want to...

Starts: 1st February, 2019

Ends: 3rd February, 2019

Non-residential: £175.00

In Search of the Unknowable

Led by: Jill Benet, Antonio Benet and Jacqueline Evans

‘Except for the point, the still point, there would be no dance, and there is only the dance’ ( T.S.Eliot) How can we reach the Unknowable? What are the obstacles within us? In this...

Starts: 1st February, 2019

Ends: 3rd February, 2019

Residential: £260.00

In Search of the Unknowable

Led by: Jill Benet, Antonio Benet and Jacqueline Evans

‘Except for the point, the still point, there would be no dance, and there is only the dance’ ( T.S.Eliot) How can we reach the Unknowable? What are the obstacles within us? In this...

Starts: 4th February, 2019

Ends: 4th February, 2019

A 10 week course of 2 hour sessions.: £5.00

Painting in the Park

Led by: Barry Wills

Come and paint in the beautiful grounds of Ammerdown Park! A 10 week course of 2 hour sessions. The group will explore the park, making basic studies and sketches of chosen views and compositions....

Starts: 5th February, 2019

Ends: 5th February, 2019

A 6 week course of 1.5 hour sessions: £5.00

Singing for Wellbeing

Led by: Helena Softley

Helena Softley’s workshops are informal and great fun! A 6 week course of 1.5 hour sessions A professional singer/songwriter for over 30 years, she covers all styles of music; from Folk...

Starts: 8th February, 2019

Ends: 10th February, 2019

Non-residential: £175.00

Elijah

Led by: Rachel Montagu

Elijah was an extraordinary miracle-working prophet. We will look at his life and consider: what miracles did he perform; why could he not hear the ‘still small voice’; what made him so...

Starts: 8th February, 2019

Ends: 10th February, 2019

Residential: £260.00

Elijah

Led by: Rachel Montagu

Elijah was an extraordinary miracle-working prophet. We will look at his life and consider: what miracles did he perform; why could he not hear the ‘still small voice’; what made him so...

Starts: 9th February, 2019

Ends: 9th February, 2019

One day course: £50.00

Quiet Day - the ‘I am’ sayings of Jesus

Led by: Jan Ladhams and Andy Ladhams

These three Quiet Days, led by Jan and Andy, are focused on three of the ‘I am’ sayings of Jesus. Take time out from busy lives to pray, reflect and meditate and discover how these words...

Starts: 11th February, 2019

Ends: 11th February, 2019

A 10 week course of 2 hour sessions: £5.00

Painting in the Park

Led by: Barry Wills

Come and paint in the beautiful grounds of Ammerdown Park! A 10 week course of 2 hour sessions. The group will explore the park, making basic studies and sketches of chosen views and compositions....

Starts: 12th February, 2019

Ends: 12th February, 2019

Talks: £5.00

Being fair to the Pharisees - and other matters requiring care as Christians prepare to celebrate Easter

Led by: Peter Chave

Christians disapprove of slander and hate crime but historically Holy Week and Easter have been prime times for both. How should Christians today avoid sullying their festival with careless...

Starts: 12th February, 2019

Ends: 12th February, 2019

A 6 week course of 1.5 hour sessions: £5.00

Singing for Wellbeing

Led by: Helena Softley

Helena Softley’s workshops are informal and great fun! A 6 week course of 1.5 hour sessions A professional singer/songwriter for over 30 years, she covers all styles of music; from Folk...

Starts: 24th February, 2019

Ends: 24th February, 2019

One day course: £12.00

Diverse Doors Open Day

Doors are open to welcome us to different places of worship in Bristol, including the Baha’i, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, Christian, Sikh and Hindu faiths. At each place of worship there will be...

Starts: 24th February, 2019

Ends: 24th February, 2019

One day course: £50.00

Learn to Morris Dance! A Taster Day

Led by: Barbara Butler

This is a taster day with a chance to try out dances, with their distinctive styles, from different parts of our country. We will look at Cotswold Morris, Border (Anglo-Welsh) Morris and North West...

Starts: 25th February, 2019

Ends: 25th February, 2019

A 10 week course of 2 hour sessions: £5.00

Painting in the Park

Led by: Barry Wills

Come and paint in the beautiful grounds of Ammerdown Park! A 10 week course of 2 hour sessions. The group will explore the park, making basic studies and sketches of chosen views and compositions....

Starts: 28th February, 2019

Ends: 28th February, 2019

TLC DAYS: £12.00

TLC Days

The TLC (Tender Loving Care) Day gives Senior Citizens in the local community an opportunity to have a day out at Ammerdown once a month. Each TLC Day includes a delicious, two course, cooked lunch...

Starts: 1st March, 2019

Ends: 1st March, 2019

One day course: £50.00

The Next Step on our Human Journey

Led by: Sue Brayne

Our world is changing and many people are feeling confused and out of control because of it. This one-day workshop is an opportunity to explore how these changes are, in fact, guiding us to shift to...

Starts: 4th March, 2019

Ends: 4th March, 2019

A 10 week course of 2 hour sessions: £5.00

Painting in the Park

Led by: Barry Wills

Come and paint in the beautiful grounds of Ammerdown Park! A 10 week course of 2 hour sessions. The group will explore the park, making basic studies and sketches of chosen views and compositions....

Starts: 5th March, 2019

Ends: 5th March, 2019

Refreshing Days for Carers: £25.00

Refreshing Days for Carers

Those who care for others need themselves to be nurtured and cared for. The Refreshing Days for Carers are designed to do just that. Each day includes one session of complementary therapy such as...

Starts: 6th March, 2019

Ends: 6th March, 2019

One day course: £50.00

Embracing Difference: Using respectful curiosity to engage with others through developing cultural confidence and competence.

Led by: Shelagh Hetreed

This day will enrich your understanding of ‘cultural confidence and competence’ through exploring our attitudes, values, bias and assumptions. We will create a safe and comfortable space...

Starts: 11th March, 2019

Ends: 11th March, 2019

A 10 week course of 2 hour sessions: £5.00

Painting in the Park

Led by: Barry Wills

Come and paint in the beautiful grounds of Ammerdown Park! A 10 week course of 2 hour sessions. The group will explore the park, making basic studies and sketches of chosen views and compositions....

Starts: 18th March, 2019

Ends: 18th March, 2019

A 10 week course of 2 hour sessions: £5.00

Painting in the Park

Led by: Barry Wills

Come and paint in the beautiful grounds of Ammerdown Park! A 10 week course of 2 hour sessions. The group will explore the park, making basic studies and sketches of chosen views and compositions....

Starts: 18th March, 2019

Ends: 20th March, 2019

Residential: £280.00

Silver Jewellery

Led by: Pauline Payne

An opportunity to learn traditional silversmithing techniques such as saw piercing, soldering and polishing so you can develop your own ideas into beautiful pieces of jewellery. Suitable for complete...

Starts: 18th March, 2019

Ends: 22nd March, 2019

Non-residential: £187.00

Silver Jewellery

Led by: Pauline Payne

An opportunity to learn traditional silversmithing techniques such as saw piercing, soldering and polishing so you can develop your own ideas into beautiful pieces of jewellery. Suitable for complete...

Starts: 18th March, 2019

Ends: 22nd March, 2019

Non-residential: £296.00

Chinese Brush Painting: China in Blue, Green and Gold

Led by: Julia Martin

The basis for this course is the ancient’ rural village of Xidi, Anhui Province of central China. Over 1,000 years old, this village has UNESCO World Heritage Site status. It is like being...

Starts: 21st March, 2019

Ends: 21st March, 2019

TLC DAYS: £12.00

TLC Days

The TLC (Tender Loving Care) Day gives Senior Citizens in the local community an opportunity to have a day out at Ammerdown once a month. Each TLC Day includes a delicious, two course, cooked lunch...

Starts: 25th March, 2019

Ends: 27th March, 2019

Non-residential: £199.00

Discover the Enneagram

Led by: Karen Webb

The Enneagram is an ancient, extraordinarily accurate, model of human personality and spirit. Describing nine surprisingly different personality types and their often unconscious habits of...

Starts: 25th March, 2019

Ends: 27th March, 2019

Residential: £299.00

Discover the Enneagram

Led by: Karen Webb

The Enneagram is an ancient, extraordinarily accurate, model of human personality and spirit. Describing nine surprisingly different personality types and their often unconscious habits of...

Starts: 27th March, 2019

Ends: 27th March, 2019

Talks: £20.00

Practising Hospitality in a Hostile Environment

Led by: Dr Jayme R. Reaves

Bi-monthly dinner at Ammerdown with a speaker on the theme of Ammerdown's Core Values. Assuming we mean more than just putting the kettle on or having friends over for dinner, what exactly do we...

Starts: 27th March, 2019

Ends: 27th March, 2019

One day course: £60.00

Batik: ‘Go with the flow’

Led by: Shelagh Hetreed

Immerse yourself in the delightful flowing art medium of Batik. Learning to use the tjanting (wax pen) you will experience the flowing lines and the wax ‘resisting’ the vibrant dyes,...

Starts: 30th March, 2019

Ends: 30th March, 2019

3 days in 3 months: £180.00

Photography

Led by: Shelagh Hetreed

'Seeing the world through the camera lens - capturing the everyday drama of the rhythm of life’  This digital photography course takes place over 3 days in 3 months. Each session...

Starts: 31st March, 2019

Ends: 31st March, 2019

One day course: £50.00

Mindfulness

Led by: Veronica Sheasby

A perfect introduction to Mindfulness for anyone facing difficult challenges in their life, for those who would like to improve their well-being generally or who are simply curious about why the...

Starts: 2nd April, 2019

Ends: 4th April, 2019

Non-residential: £190.00

Finding Forgiveness

Led by: Dr Stephanie Thornton

Why is it so hard to forgive – or to feel forgiven? This retreat explores the psychological processes involved in forgiveness, which are rather different from what many suppose....

Starts: 2nd April, 2019

Ends: 4th April, 2019

Residential: £280.00

Finding Forgiveness

Led by: Dr Stephanie Thornton

Why is it so hard to forgive – or to feel forgiven? This retreat explores the psychological processes involved in forgiveness, which are rather different from what many suppose....

Starts: 5th April, 2019

Ends: 5th April, 2019

One day course: £50.00

Quiet Days - Transitions of Life

Led by: Narinder Tegally, Jan Mojsa, Robin Harvey, Christine Clinch.

A day to be still and reflect on times of transition in our ordinary lives: new beginnings, joys and sorrows, death and dying. We gather together in the quiet space of Ammerdown to reflect on our...

Starts: 5th April, 2019

Ends: 7th April, 2019

Non-residential: £170.00

Transcendental Cinema

Led by: Simon Keyes

“Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self.” Jean-Luc Godard There’s a long tradition of film-making which recognises that the silver screen can be a mirror...

Starts: 5th April, 2019

Ends: 7th April, 2019

Residential: £260.00

Transcendental Cinema

Led by: Simon Keyes

“Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self.” Jean-Luc Godard There’s a long tradition of film-making which recognises that the silver screen can be a mirror...

Starts: 6th April, 2019

Ends: 6th April, 2019

One day course: £60.00

Cubism: Looking at Picasso

Led by: Pauline Palmer

We will start the day with a talk and demonstration about Picasso’s work during his Cubist period. Then you will create your own version of a simple cubist drawing which you will transfer into...

Starts: 9th April, 2019

Ends: 9th April, 2019

One day course: £60.00

Screen Printing: ‘Just like Andy Warhol!’

Led by: Shelagh Hetreed

Learn to create unique screen printed images, using hand cut stencils. Screen printing is an ancient technique of printing an image by placing a stencil under a mesh screen and forcing ink through,...

Starts: 9th April, 2019

Ends: 9th April, 2019

A four week course of one hour sessions: £5.00

Movement for Wellbeing and Joy.

Led by: Helena Softley

Would you like to de-stress, have fun and meet new people? Would you like to move to vibrant eclectic music in an informal andfunway?Come to Helena Softley’s ‘Movement for Well being and...

Starts: 15th April, 2019

Ends: 17th April, 2019

Non-residential: £175.00

The Cross of Christ Today

Led by: Inderjit Bhogal

Six meditations/reflections on the cross which is the central symbol associated with Jesus Christ and his followers. The meditations will offer reflection on some key contemporary issues such as...

Starts: 15th April, 2019

Ends: 17th April, 2019

Residential: £260.00

The Cross of Christ Today

Led by: Inderjit Bhogal

Six meditations/reflections on the cross which is the central symbol associated with Jesus Christ and his followers. The meditations will offer reflection on some key contemporary issues such as...

Starts: 16th April, 2019

Ends: 16th April, 2019

A four week course of one hour sessions: £5.00

Movement for Wellbeing and Joy.

Led by: Helena Softley

Would you like to de-stress, have fun and meet new people? Would you like to move to vibrant eclectic music in an informal andfunway?Come to Helena Softley’s ‘Movement for Well being and...

Starts: 18th April, 2019

Ends: 21st April, 2019

Non-residential: £317.00

Easter Retreat

An opportunity to meditate on and participate in chosen themes and ceremonies from the Holy Week liturgy.

More details about the retreat will be available shortly.

Starts: 18th April, 2019

Ends: 21st April, 2019

Residential: £475.00

Easter Retreat

An opportunity to meditate on and participate in chosen themes and ceremonies from the Holy Week liturgy.

More details about the retreat will be available shortly.

Starts: 23rd April, 2019

Ends: 23rd April, 2019

A four week course of one hour sessions: £5.00

Movement for Wellbeing and Joy.

Led by: Helena Softley

Would you like to de-stress, have fun and meet new people? Would you like to move to vibrant eclectic music in an informal andfunway?Come to Helena Softley’s ‘Movement for Well being and...

Starts: 25th April, 2019

Ends: 25th April, 2019

TLC DAYS: £12.00

TLC Days

The TLC (Tender Loving Care) Day gives Senior Citizens in the local community an opportunity to have a day out at Ammerdown once a month. Each TLC Day includes a delicious, two course, cooked lunch...

Starts: 27th April, 2019

Ends: 27th April, 2019

3 days in 3 months: £180.00

Photography

Led by: Shelagh Hetreed

'Seeing the world through the camera lens - capturing the everyday drama of the rhythm of life’  This digital photography course takes place over 3 days in 3 months. Each session...

Starts: 27th April, 2019

Ends: 27th April, 2019

One day course: £55.00

Candala of Friendship

Led by: Lizzie Davies

You are invited to explore a multi-sensory experience centred around an interactive Candala of Friendship incorporating rose tea and edible delights lovingly made in the Ammerdown kitchen. A Candala...

Starts: 30th April, 2019

Ends: 30th April, 2019

A four week course of one hour sessions: £5.00

Movement for Wellbeing and Joy.

Led by: Helena Softley

Would you like to de-stress, have fun and meet new people? Would you like to move to vibrant eclectic music in an informal andfunway?Come to Helena Softley’s ‘Movement for Well being and...

Starts: 4th May, 2019

Ends: 4th May, 2019

One day course: £50.00

Coping with Change

Led by: Mary Jo Radcliffe

Change is part of growth and development. Some changes are thrust upon us, others are chosen. Some are comparatively easy to cope with, others can be traumatic. This course will explore ways in which...

Starts: 4th May, 2019

Ends: 5th May, 2019

Non-residential: £130.00

Listening and Gathering: Holding Space with Spirit

Led by: Katie Evans and Meredith Freeman

Do you hold space for others? Or feel drawn to try? Perhaps you’re someone who listens and accompanies; gathers and grows community; or facilitates conflict resolution. This course invites you...

Starts: 4th May, 2019

Ends: 5th May, 2019

Residential: £195.00

Listening and Gathering: Holding Space with Spirit

Led by: Katie Evans and Meredith Freeman

Do you hold space for others? Or feel drawn to try? Perhaps you’re someone who listens and accompanies; gathers and grows community; or facilitates conflict resolution. This course invites you...

Starts: 6th May, 2019

Ends: 10th May, 2019

Residential: £440.00

Spring Break

Led by: Gwyneth Evans and Lynn Douglas

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...

Starts: 6th May, 2019

Ends: 10th May, 2019

Non-residential: £293.00

Jane Austen’s Georgian Miscellany

Led by: Hazel Jones

Georgian Miscellany Part 2 explores the realities of the Georgians’ daily lives through a fascinating glimpse into their families and houses, their sports and pastimes, their education and...

Starts: 6th May, 2019

Ends: 10th May, 2019

Residential: £440.00

Jane Austen’s Georgian Miscellany

Led by: Hazel Jones

Georgian Miscellany Part 2 explores the realities of the Georgians’ daily lives through a fascinating glimpse into their families and houses, their sports and pastimes, their education and...

Starts: 9th May, 2019

Ends: 9th May, 2019

A 6 week course of 2 hour sessions: £60.00

Personal Skills for Peaceful Communities

Listening: the different ways in which we listen and how to improve our skills in giving others the gift of being heard Inquiry: how to arouse curiosity and craft questions that enable...

Starts: 11th May, 2019

Ends: 11th May, 2019

One day course: £50.00

Beyond Tea and Biscuits: Extending Hospitality

Led by: Jayme R. Reaves

Assuming we mean more than just putting the kettle on or having friends over for dinner, what exactly do we mean by ‘hospitality’ and what role does it play in a faithful, ethical life?...

Starts: 11th May, 2019

Ends: 11th May, 2019

One day course: £60.00

Multi-media or Mixing it up!

Led by: Barbara Butler

This is really a play day. It is a chance to combine some of the wonderful range of artistic media available today. Using water based colour (so no smelly solvents) try putting together a novel...

Starts: 11th May, 2019

Ends: 11th May, 2019

One day course: £60.00

Life Drawing

Led by: Pauline Palmer

Enjoy a day of fun exercises to get you back into or begin the practice of drawing from life. We will incorporate techniques and methods that have been used for 100s of years, together with more...

Starts: 14th May, 2019

Ends: 14th May, 2019

Refreshing Days for Carers: £25.00

Refreshing Days for Carers

Those who care for others need themselves to be nurtured and cared for. The Refreshing Days for Carers are designed to do just that. Each day includes one session of complementary therapy such as...

Starts: 16th May, 2019

Ends: 16th May, 2019

A 6 week course of 2 hour sessions: £60.00

Personal Skills for Peaceful Communities

Listening: the different ways in which we listen and how to improve our skills in giving others the gift of being heard Inquiry: how to arouse curiosity and craft questions that enable...

Starts: 16th May, 2019

Ends: 16th May, 2019

TLC DAYS: £12.00

TLC Days

The TLC (Tender Loving Care) Day gives Senior Citizens in the local community an opportunity to have a day out at Ammerdown once a month. Each TLC Day includes a delicious, two course, cooked lunch...

Starts: 17th May, 2019

Ends: 17th May, 2019

Free Event: £0.00

Meet Our Muslim Neighbours

7.30-10pm Come and hear about the importance of fasting during the month of Ramadan; observe the breaking of the fast and the Magrib prayer; and enjoy a meal together. All are welcome, children...

Starts: 20th May, 2019

Ends: 23rd May, 2019

Non-residential: £240.00

Redwork Embroidery

Led by: Annette Bolton

Redwork dates back to the 1800’s in America where penny squares were embroidered with simple stitches, using just one colour. A very relaxing and rewarding technique covering a variety of hand...

Starts: 20th May, 2019

Ends: 23rd May, 2019

Residential: £360.00

Redwork Embroidery

Led by: Annette Bolton

Redwork dates back to the 1800’s in America where penny squares were embroidered with simple stitches, using just one colour. A very relaxing and rewarding technique covering a variety of hand...

Starts: 22nd May, 2019

Ends: 22nd May, 2019

Talks: £20.00

Remebering the Future; the Challenge of Reconciliation

Led by: Prof Simon Keyes

Bi-monthly dinners at Ammerdown with a speaker on the theme of Ammerdown's Core Values; Hospitality, Peace and Reconciliation. Simon Keyes is Professor of Reconciliation and Peacebuilding at the...

Starts: 23rd May, 2019

Ends: 23rd May, 2019

A 6 week course of 2 hour sessions: £60.00

Personal Skills for Peaceful Communities

Listening: the different ways in which we listen and how to improve our skills in giving others the gift of being heard Inquiry: how to arouse curiosity and craft questions that enable...

Starts: 25th May, 2019

Ends: 25th May, 2019

One day course: £50.00

Quiet Day - the ‘I am’ sayings of Jesus

Led by: Jan Ladhams and Andy Ladhams

These three Quiet Days, led by Jan and Andy, are focused on three of the ‘I am’ sayings of Jesus. Take time out from busy lives to pray, reflect and meditate and discover how these words...

Starts: 26th May, 2019

Ends: 31st May, 2019

Non-residential: £367.00

The Laughter of Mercy: Mozart’s “Marriage of Figaro”

Led by: Euan Tait

Mozart’s most joyful, witty and compassionate visions of the human heart, his greatest spiritual insights, are to be found in his Da Ponte operas, and in Figaro he explores, with freeing...

Starts: 26th May, 2019

Ends: 31st May, 2019

Residential: £550.00

The Laughter of Mercy: Mozart’s “Marriage of Figaro”

Led by: Euan Tait

Mozart’s most joyful, witty and compassionate visions of the human heart, his greatest spiritual insights, are to be found in his Da Ponte operas, and in Figaro he explores, with freeing...

Starts: 30th May, 2019

Ends: 30th May, 2019

A 6 week course of 2 hour sessions: £60.00

Personal Skills for Peaceful Communities

Listening: the different ways in which we listen and how to improve our skills in giving others the gift of being heard Inquiry: how to arouse curiosity and craft questions that enable...

Starts: 31st May, 2019

Ends: 2nd June, 2019

Non-residential: £190.00

Willow Weaving

Led by: Norah Kennedy

Enjoy a weekend of basket making as you submerge yourself in the art of weaving a willow basket. The course will start after lunch on Friday and you can expect to make a small round basket suitable...

Starts: 31st May, 2019

Ends: 2nd June, 2019

Residential: £280.00

Willow Weaving

Led by: Norah Kennedy

Enjoy a weekend of basket making as you submerge yourself in the art of weaving a willow basket. The course will start after lunch on Friday and you can expect to make a small round basket suitable...

Starts: 31st May, 2019

Ends: 2nd June, 2019

Non-residential: £175.00

Developing the Sensitive within: Trusting your intuition

Led by: Sue Brayne

This weekend workshop explores how our intuition is constantly calling us to relate to the world in a profoundly meaningful way. It also explores how we communicate on many different levels, and how...

Starts: 31st May, 2019

Ends: 2nd June, 2019

Residential: £260.00

Developing the Sensitive within: Trusting your intuition

Led by: Sue Brayne

This weekend workshop explores how our intuition is constantly calling us to relate to the world in a profoundly meaningful way. It also explores how we communicate on many different levels, and how...

Starts: 1st June, 2019

Ends: 1st June, 2019

3 days in 3 months: £180.00

Photography

Led by: Shelagh Hetreed

'Seeing the world through the camera lens - capturing the everyday drama of the rhythm of life’  This digital photography course takes place over 3 days in 3 months. Each session...

Starts: 7th June, 2019

Ends: 9th June, 2019

Non-residential: £175.00

Finding Stillness and Strength

Led by: Sue Glanville

How can we find that still point in a busy world? How can we remain calm when there is so much unrest? How can we remain standing? This interactive weekend will include sacred texts, poetry, music,...

Starts: 7th June, 2019

Ends: 9th June, 2019

Residential: £260.00

Finding Stillness and Strength

Led by: Sue Glanville

How can we find that still point in a busy world? How can we remain calm when there is so much unrest? How can we remain standing? This interactive weekend will include sacred texts, poetry, music,...

Starts: 7th June, 2019

Ends: 9th June, 2019

Non-residential: £175.00

The River of Faith- Where next?

Led by: Margaret Silf

The story of the human relationship with the divine could be compared to the flow of a river, originating from a simple and sacred source, and then evolving through many phases: early innocence...

Starts: 7th June, 2019

Ends: 9th June, 2019

Residential: £289.00

The River of Faith- Where next?

Led by: Margaret Silf

The story of the human relationship with the divine could be compared to the flow of a river, originating from a simple and sacred source, and then evolving through many phases: early innocence...

Starts: 8th June, 2019

Ends: 8th June, 2019

One day course: £55.00

Candala of Reconciliation

Led by: Lizzie Davies

You are invited to explore a multi-sensory experience centred around a minimalist interactive Candala of Reconciliation. A Candala is an illuminated art form designed to light up our world. Built as...

Starts: 8th June, 2019

Ends: 8th June, 2019

One day course: £50.00

Gregorian Chant

Led by: Rupert Bevan

We study the structure, form and history of Gregorian chant, how it emerged as the musical language for the first 1200 years of Christianity and its influence on the Western Church ever since. We...

Starts: 10th June, 2019

Ends: 14th June, 2019

Non-residential: £295.00

Timeless Guides on Rocky Roads

Led by: Margaret Silf

The Jesus stories that have come down to us through two millennia can easily get filed away in the Sunday Slot, their relevance to contemporary life largely marginalised. Yet many of these stories...

Starts: 10th June, 2019

Ends: 14th June, 2019

Residential: £440.00

Timeless Guides on Rocky Roads

Led by: Margaret Silf

The Jesus stories that have come down to us through two millennia can easily get filed away in the Sunday Slot, their relevance to contemporary life largely marginalised. Yet many of these stories...

Starts: 13th June, 2019

Ends: 13th June, 2019

A 6 week course of 2 hour sessions: £60.00

Personal Skills for Peaceful Communities

Listening: the different ways in which we listen and how to improve our skills in giving others the gift of being heard Inquiry: how to arouse curiosity and craft questions that enable...

Starts: 14th June, 2019

Ends: 14th June, 2019

One day course: £60.00

Printing with Polystyrene

Led by: Pauline Palmer

Using polystyrene we will design an image to transfer onto the foam which we will then use to make prints. We will create several tiles and experiment with simple layering in different combinations...

Starts: 14th June, 2019

Ends: 16th June, 2019

Non-residential: £175.00

PRESENCE - become fully aware - fully powerful - fully active

Led by: Isabelle Gauthier

We rarely remember the words someone said to us the first time we met them but we surely remember how we felt about them. Is it because of their appearance, their attitude, their charisma, or...?...

Starts: 14th June, 2019

Ends: 16th June, 2019

Residential: £260.00

PRESENCE - become fully aware - fully powerful - fully active

Led by: Isabelle Gauthier

We rarely remember the words someone said to us the first time we met them but we surely remember how we felt about them. Is it because of their appearance, their attitude, their charisma, or...?...

Starts: 14th June, 2019

Ends: 16th June, 2019

Non-residential: £175.00

Women Prophets

Led by: Rachel Montagu

We will look at Miriam, Deborah, Huldah and other women prophets. A prophet’s role is to pass on God’s teaching: we will consider the actions of these women described in the Bible and...

Starts: 14th June, 2019

Ends: 16th June, 2019

Residential: £260.00

Women Prophets

Led by: Rachel Montagu

We will look at Miriam, Deborah, Huldah and other women prophets. A prophet’s role is to pass on God’s teaching: we will consider the actions of these women described in the Bible and...

Starts: 14th June, 2019

Ends: 16th June, 2019

Non-residential: £175.00

Mindfulness Weekend

Led by: Veronica Sheasby

A perfect introduction to Mindfulness for anyone needing to take stock and de- stress. Through a variety of simple meditation practices we will learn to tune in to what the body is telling us, get...

Starts: 14th June, 2019

Ends: 16th June, 2019

Residential: £260.00

Mindfulness Weekend

Led by: Veronica Sheasby

A perfect introduction to Mindfulness for anyone needing to take stock and de- stress. Through a variety of simple meditation practices we will learn to tune in to what the body is telling us, get...

Starts: 17th June, 2019

Ends: 20th June, 2019

Non-residential: £250.00

Artist’s Sketchbook: Coptic Binding

Led by: Josie Brown

This course, across 4 days, will introduce the remarkably versatile Coptic Binding, an ancient and highly useful binding which is particularly appropriate for artists as it lays completely flat when...

Starts: 17th June, 2019

Ends: 20th June, 2019

Residential: £375.00

Artist’s Sketchbook: Coptic Binding

Led by: Josie Brown

This course, across 4 days, will introduce the remarkably versatile Coptic Binding, an ancient and highly useful binding which is particularly appropriate for artists as it lays completely flat when...

Starts: 18th June, 2019

Ends: 18th June, 2019

One day course: £60.00

Batik: ‘Go with the flow’

Led by: Shelagh Hetreed

Immerse yourself in the delightful flowing art medium of Batik. Learning to use the tjanting (wax pen) you will experience the flowing lines and the wax ‘resisting’ the vibrant dyes,...

Starts: 20th June, 2019

Ends: 20th June, 2019

A 6 week course of 2 hour sessions: £60.00

Personal Skills for Peaceful Communities

Listening: the different ways in which we listen and how to improve our skills in giving others the gift of being heard Inquiry: how to arouse curiosity and craft questions that enable...

Starts: 20th June, 2019

Ends: 20th June, 2019

TLC DAYS: £12.00

TLC Days

The TLC (Tender Loving Care) Day gives Senior Citizens in the local community an opportunity to have a day out at Ammerdown once a month. Each TLC Day includes a delicious, two course, cooked lunch...

Starts: 21st June, 2019

Ends: 23rd June, 2019

Non-residential: £100.00

Living Theology Summer School

Reading the signs of the Times – where do we see the Spirit blow in the modern world? ‘The wind blows where it pleases...’ John 3:8. We will reflect on the writings of Pope Francis...

Starts: 21st June, 2019

Ends: 23rd June, 2019

Residential: £210.00

Living Theology Summer School

Reading the signs of the Times – where do we see the Spirit blow in the modern world? ‘The wind blows where it pleases...’ John 3:8. We will reflect on the writings of Pope Francis...

Starts: 24th June, 2019

Ends: 26th June, 2019

Residential: £345.00

How might a Novel Speak of God?

Led by: Paula Hollingsworth

For thousands of years, men and women have told and listened to stories to entertain one another, and to make sense of how they understand their world, themselves and their God. Much of the narrative...

Starts: 24th June, 2019

Ends: 26th June, 2019

Non-residential: £230.00

How might a Novel Speak of God?

Led by: Paula Hollingsworth

For thousands of years, men and women have told and listened to stories to entertain one another, and to make sense of how they understand their world, themselves and their God. Much of the narrative...

Starts: 1st July, 2019

Ends: 4th July, 2019

Non-residential: £240.00

Flower Embroidery

Led by: Annette Bolton

This course will cover several interesting ways of incorporating garden flower designs into a piece of hand stitched embroidery. Interesting and inventive embroidery stitches past and present will be...

Starts: 1st July, 2019

Ends: 4th July, 2019

Residential: £360.00

Flower Embroidery

Led by: Annette Bolton

This course will cover several interesting ways of incorporating garden flower designs into a piece of hand stitched embroidery. Interesting and inventive embroidery stitches past and present will be...

Starts: 2nd July, 2019

Ends: 4th July, 2019

Non-residential: £157.00

Spiritual Gifts of Ageing

Led by: Dr Stephanie Thornton

Ageing certainly presents challenges! It’s easy to see only the negatives. But that’s a mistake. In fact, research suggests that ageing offers profound spiritual gifts – if only we...

Starts: 2nd July, 2019

Ends: 4th July, 2019

Residential: £235.00

Spiritual Gifts of Ageing

Led by: Dr Stephanie Thornton

Ageing certainly presents challenges! It’s easy to see only the negatives. But that’s a mistake. In fact, research suggests that ageing offers profound spiritual gifts – if only we...

Starts: 5th July, 2019

Ends: 7th July, 2019

Non-residential: £175.00

Mindfulness for Doctors

Led by: Rev Dr Mark Radcliffe, Dr Gwen Adshead and Dr Shaun Bhattacherjee

This retreat offers doctors from any specialty or grade a chance to practise mindfulness in a group with other doctors and is run by three doctors with a long-standing interest in both...

Starts: 5th July, 2019

Ends: 7th July, 2019

Residential: £260.00

Mindfulness for Doctors

Led by: Rev Dr Mark Radcliffe, Dr Gwen Adshead and Dr Shaun Bhattacherjee

This retreat offers doctors from any specialty or grade a chance to practise mindfulness in a group with other doctors and is run by three doctors with a long-standing interest in both...

Starts: 6th July, 2019

Ends: 6th July, 2019

One day course: £60.00

Life Drawing

Led by: Pauline Palmer

Enjoy a day of fun exercises to get you back into or begin the practice of drawing from life. We will incorporate techniques and methods that have been used for 100s of years, together with more...

Starts: 6th July, 2019

Ends: 6th July, 2019

One day course: £50.00

Celebrating Two Extraordinary Women - Julian of Norwich and Etty Hillesum

Led by: Sue Glanville

Julian of Norwich, Christian mystic and theologian 1395, Etty Hillesum, Jewish, victim of Holocaust, 1943. Both of these women lived in very dark and difficult times and plumbed the depths of...

Starts: 9th July, 2019

Ends: 9th July, 2019

Talks: £5.00

God in Christian and Muslim thought

Led by: Prof David Thomas

God in Christian and Muslim thought. Christianity and Islam each describe themselves as monotheistic faiths. Belief in one God is central to both – the Christian Creed begins, ‘We believe...

Starts: 10th July, 2019

Ends: 10th July, 2019

One day course: £50.00

Rethinking Security

Led by: Diana Francis

What does the word security mean to you? What do you think it means to other people in our country and elsewhere? What are the experiences, values and assumptions that underlie your first,...

Starts: 11th July, 2019

Ends: 11th July, 2019

TLC DAYS: £12.00

TLC Days

The TLC (Tender Loving Care) Day gives Senior Citizens in the local community an opportunity to have a day out at Ammerdown once a month. Each TLC Day includes a delicious, two course, cooked lunch...

Starts: 23rd July, 2019

Ends: 23rd July, 2019

Refreshing Days for Carers: £25.00

Refreshing Days for Carers

Those who care for others need themselves to be nurtured and cared for. The Refreshing Days for Carers are designed to do just that. Each day includes one session of complementary therapy such as...

Starts: 24th July, 2019

Ends: 24th July, 2019

Talks: £20.00

‘Salaam, Shalom – the fruits of Muslim Jewish Dialogue’

Led by: Dilwar Hussain

Dilwar Hussain has research interests in social policy, Muslim identity and Islamic reform in the modern world. He is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations,...

Starts: 5th August, 2019

Ends: 9th August, 2019

Non-residential: £275.00

In Friendship and Love – The Enneagram and Relationships

Led by: Karen Webb

Most – if not all – misunderstandings, conflicts and alienations spring from the fact that type has a narrow and fixed point of view. Its purpose is to protect us and to help us cope with...

Starts: 5th August, 2019

Ends: 9th August, 2019

Residential: £410.00

In Friendship and Love – The Enneagram and Relationships

Led by: Karen Webb

Most – if not all – misunderstandings, conflicts and alienations spring from the fact that type has a narrow and fixed point of view. Its purpose is to protect us and to help us cope with...

Starts: 10th August, 2019

Ends: 10th August, 2019

One day course: £50.00

Quiet Days - Transitions of Life

Led by: Narinder Tegally, Jan Mojsa, Robin Harvey, Christine Clinch.

A day to be still and reflect on times of transition in our ordinary lives: new beginnings, joys and sorrows, death and dying. We gather together in the quiet space of Ammerdown to reflect on our...

Starts: 10th August, 2019

Ends: 10th August, 2019

One day course: £50.00

What does the Bible say about LGBTQI issues? Reading and interpreting scripture with integrity and inclusivity.

Led by: Jayme R. Reaves

From Genesis and Leviticus to Paul’s letter to the Romans, the Bible is used to condemn and abuse individuals and communities of differing sexualities and gender norms. This workshop seeks to...

Starts: 10th August, 2019

Ends: 16th August, 2019

Non-residential: £430.00

Bobbin Lace

Bobbin Lace making is fun, creative and stimulating especially when like-minded students come together to learn new skills and extend their knowledge. The course is suitable for students of all...

Starts: 10th August, 2019

Ends: 16th August, 2019

Residential: £640.00

Bobbin Lace

Bobbin Lace making is fun, creative and stimulating especially when like-minded students come together to learn new skills and extend their knowledge. The course is suitable for students of all...

Starts: 12th August, 2019

Ends: 16th August, 2019

Non-residential: £300.00

Drawing and Coloured Pencils

Led by: Dawn Oliver

Dawn’s course is suitable for anyone with some (if only a little) experience in drawing and using coloured pencils. It will cover a wide range of subjects and techniques using this lovely...

Starts: 12th August, 2019

Ends: 16th August, 2019

Residential: £455.00

Drawing and Coloured Pencils

Led by: Dawn Oliver

Dawn’s course is suitable for anyone with some (if only a little) experience in drawing and using coloured pencils. It will cover a wide range of subjects and techniques using this lovely...

Starts: 19th August, 2019

Ends: 21st August, 2019

Non-residential: £190.00

Crewelwork

Led by: Clare Clensy

During the course you will learn how to stitch beautiful Jacobean-style motifs using a variety of hand embroidery stitches such as grid stitch, French knots, long and short, chain stitch and stem...

Starts: 19th August, 2019

Ends: 21st August, 2019

Residential: £280.00

Crewelwork

Led by: Clare Clensy

During the course you will learn how to stitch beautiful Jacobean-style motifs using a variety of hand embroidery stitches such as grid stitch, French knots, long and short, chain stitch and stem...

Starts: 19th August, 2019

Ends: 21st August, 2019

Non-residential: £190.00

The Earth is the Lord’s: Environmental Spirituality in Judaism and Christianity

Led by: Sr Margaret Shepherd and Jonathan Gorsky

An exploration of Laudato Si, Pope Francis’ magnificent encyclical on the environment in the light of Jewish and Christian spirituality. Topics will include Sabbath and Creation, The Wilderness...

Starts: 19th August, 2019

Ends: 21st August, 2019

Residential: £280.00

The Earth is the Lord’s: Environmental Spirituality in Judaism and Christianity

Led by: Sr Margaret Shepherd and Jonathan Gorsky

An exploration of Laudato Si, Pope Francis’ magnificent encyclical on the environment in the light of Jewish and Christian spirituality. Topics will include Sabbath and Creation, The Wilderness...

Starts: 21st August, 2019

Ends: 21st August, 2019

One day course: £50.00

Learning Cultural Competence & Confidence & Exploring Bias.

Led by: Shelagh Hetreed

Embracing difference: using respectful curiosity to engage with others through developing cultural confidence and competence. This day will enrich your understanding of ‘cultural confidence and...

Starts: 26th August, 2019

Ends: 30th August, 2019

Residential: £555.00

Individually Guided Retreat

Led by: Sr Felicity Young

This Individually Guided Retreat offers the opportunity for up to five people to spend several days in silence with Sr Felicity Young, an experienced Spiritual Director, who will guide them in their...

Starts: 26th August, 2019

Ends: 30th August, 2019

Non-residential: £305.00

Jesus and the Jews

Led by: Prof Sr Maureena Fritz

It is now generally understood that Jesus was and always remained an observant Jew. From the New Testament we learn that he was trained in the Law’s observance and had respect for it, and that...

Starts: 26th August, 2019

Ends: 30th August, 2019

Residential: £455.00

Jesus and the Jews

Led by: Prof Sr Maureena Fritz

It is now generally understood that Jesus was and always remained an observant Jew. From the New Testament we learn that he was trained in the Law’s observance and had respect for it, and that...

Starts: 26th August, 2019

Ends: 26th August, 2019

TLC DAYS: £12.00

TLC Days

The TLC (Tender Loving Care) Day gives Senior Citizens in the local community an opportunity to have a day out at Ammerdown once a month. Each TLC Day includes a delicious, two course, cooked lunch...

Starts: 2nd September, 2019

Ends: 6th September, 2019

Residential: £440.00

Autumn Break

Led by: Gwyneth Evans and Lynn Douglas

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: 9th September, 2019

Ends: 13th September, 2019

Residential: £555.00

Individually Guided Retreat

Led by: Judy Holyer

This Individually Guided Retreat offers the opportunity for up to five people to spend several days in silence with Judy Holyer, who will accompany them in their praying, reading and reflecting in...

Starts: 9th September, 2019

Ends: 13th September, 2019

Non-residential: £295.00

Chinese Brush Painting: China in Blue, Green and Gold

Led by: Julia Martin

On this course we will explore four beautiful subjects using wonderful deep mineral colours and gold ink. Subjects include: Bronze Vessels - a variety of different shaped and patterned vessels can be...

Starts: 9th September, 2019

Ends: 13th September, 2019

Residential: £440.00

Chinese Brush Painting: China in Blue, Green and Gold

Led by: Julia Martin

On this course we will explore four beautiful subjects using wonderful deep mineral colours and gold ink. Subjects include: Bronze Vessels - a variety of different shaped and patterned vessels can be...

Starts: 9th September, 2019

Ends: 13th September, 2019

Non-residential: £295.00

Playing in the Presence of God

Led by: Anna Garvie

In the busyness of life where time is often spent serving others, it is all too easy to forget the childlike delight and wonder essential to appreciating the gift of the Kingdom of God. Stepping away...

Starts: 9th September, 2019

Ends: 13th September, 2019

Residential: £440.00

Playing in the Presence of God

Led by: Anna Garvie

In the busyness of life where time is often spent serving others, it is all too easy to forget the childlike delight and wonder essential to appreciating the gift of the Kingdom of God. Stepping away...

Starts: 9th September, 2019

Ends: 13th September, 2019

Residential: £440.00

Chinese Brush Painting: China in Blue, Green and Gold

Led by: Julia Martin

The basis for this course is the ancient’ rural village of Xidi, Anhui Province of central China. Over 1,000 years old, this village has UNESCO World Heritage Site status. It is like being...

Starts: 10th September, 2019

Ends: 10th September, 2019

One day course: £50.00

Life Drawing

Led by: Pauline Palmer

Enjoy a day of fun exercises to get you back into or begin the practice of drawing from life. We will incorporate techniques and methods that have been used for 100s of years, together with more...

Starts: 14th September, 2019

Ends: 14th September, 2019

One day course: £50.00

Quiet Day - the ‘I am’ sayings of Jesus

Led by: Jan Ladhams and Andy Ladhams

These three Quiet Days, led by Jan and Andy, are focused on three of the ‘I am’ sayings of Jesus. Take time out from busy lives to pray, reflect and meditate and discover how these words...

Starts: 21st September, 2019

Ends: 21st September, 2019

One day course: £60.00

Screen Printing: ‘Just like Andy Warhol!’

Led by: Shelagh Hetreed

Learn to create unique screen printed images, using hand cut stencils. Screen printing is an ancient technique of printing an image by placing a stencil under a mesh screen and forcing ink through,...

Starts: 24th September, 2019

Ends: 27th September, 2019

Non-residential: £240.00

Spiritual Gifts and the Enneagram: Subtypes and Soul

Led by: Karen Webb

Within each of the nine types are three subtypes, also called instincts as they describe basic survival behaviours in the three main arenas of life: self-preservation, social belonging, and...

Starts: 24th September, 2019

Ends: 27th September, 2019

Residential: £360.00

Spiritual Gifts and the Enneagram: Subtypes and Soul

Led by: Karen Webb

Within each of the nine types are three subtypes, also called instincts as they describe basic survival behaviours in the three main arenas of life: self-preservation, social belonging, and...

Starts: 24th September, 2019

Ends: 24th September, 2019

TLC DAYS: £12.00

TLC Days

The TLC (Tender Loving Care) Day gives Senior Citizens in the local community an opportunity to have a day out at Ammerdown once a month. Each TLC Day includes a delicious, two course, cooked lunch...

Starts: 25th September, 2019

Ends: 25th September, 2019

One day course: £60.00

Batik: ‘Go with the flow’

Led by: Shelagh Hetreed

Immerse yourself in the delightful flowing art medium of Batik. Learning to use the tjanting (wax pen) you will experience the flowing lines and the wax ‘resisting’ the vibrant dyes,...

Starts: 25th September, 2019

Ends: 25th September, 2019

Talks: £20.00

There’s No Place for Hate! What is hate crime? How big a problem is it? What can we do about it?

Led by: Alex Raikes

Alex Raikes is Strategic Director of Stand Against Racism & Inequality (SARI), the charity dedicated to tackling hate crime and promoting equality and community cohesion across Avon and...

Starts: 29th September, 2019

Ends: 4th October, 2019

Residential: £550.00

Finding Fulfilment

Led by: Jill Benet, Antonio Benet and Jacqueline Evans

…Except for the point, the still point, there would be no dance and there is only the dance. How can we reach the Unknowable? What are the obstacles within us? In this retreat we’ll be...

Starts: 1st October, 2019

Ends: 1st October, 2019

A 6 week course of 1.5 hour sessions: £5.00

Fun Singing Workshops

Led by: Helena Softley

A professional singer/songwriter for over 30 years, she covers all styles of music; from Folk and Blues, Rock and Gospel, to pop songs you know and love. Her relaxed style of teaching is easy to...

Starts: 5th October, 2019

Ends: 5th October, 2019

One day course: £50.00

Mindfulness

Led by: Veronica Sheasby

A perfect introduction to Mindfulness for anyone facing difficult challenges in their life, for those who would like to improve their well-being generally or who are simply curious about why the...

Starts: 8th October, 2019

Ends: 10th October, 2019

Residential: £280.00

Human Development: A Spiritual Journey

Led by: Dr Stephanie Thornton (C.Psychol AFBPsS)

Is who I am “all in the DNA?”. Is my life and character set in stone by biology and life experience? Can leopards really never change their spots? So the popular press would have us...

Starts: 8th October, 2019

Ends: 10th October, 2019

Non-residential: £190.00

Human Development: A Spiritual Journey

Led by: Dr Stephanie Thornton (C.Psychol AFBPsS)

Is who I am “all in the DNA?”. Is my life and character set in stone by biology and life experience? Can leopards really never change their spots? So the popular press would have us...

Starts: 8th October, 2019

Ends: 8th October, 2019

A 6 week course of 1.5 hour sessions: £5.00

Fun Singing Workshops

Led by: Helena Softley

A professional singer/songwriter for over 30 years, she covers all styles of music; from Folk and Blues, Rock and Gospel, to pop songs you know and love. Her relaxed style of teaching is easy to...

Starts: 8th October, 2019

Ends: 8th October, 2019

Talks: £5.00

Poetry as a Vital Spiritual Exercise

Led by: Peter Chave

Poetry can be used as a spiritual exercise – entering the world of a particular poem and seeing what happens there and how you react to it. The argument will be made that Poetry really matters...

Starts: 11th October, 2019

Ends: 13th October, 2019

Residential: £260.00

Lift up your Voice with Jane Harris

Led by: Jane Harris

A weekend of song in the Ammerdown chapel led by accomplished choir leader, Jane Harris. Learn vibrant songs from a wide range of harmony singing traditions and develop your voice and singing styles....

Starts: 12th October, 2019

Ends: 12th October, 2019

Free Event: £0.00

Book Club Day

Led by: Moestak Hussein & Christine Clinch

...Small Great Things by Jodi Picoultand Why I am no Longer Speaking to White People about Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge

 

Starts: 15th October, 2019

Ends: 15th October, 2019

A 6 week course of 1.5 hour sessions: £5.00

Fun Singing Workshops

Led by: Helena Softley

A professional singer/songwriter for over 30 years, she covers all styles of music; from Folk and Blues, Rock and Gospel, to pop songs you know and love. Her relaxed style of teaching is easy to...

Starts: 17th October, 2019

Ends: 18th October, 2019

Non-residential: £110.00

Listening and Gathering: Holding Space with Spirit

Led by: Katie Evans and Meredith Freeman

Do you hold space for others? Or feel drawn to try? Perhaps you’re someone who listens and accompanies; gathers and grows community; or facilitates conflict resolution. This course invites you...

Starts: 17th October, 2019

Ends: 18th October, 2019

Residential: £165.00

Listening and Gathering: Holding Space with Spirit

Led by: Katie Evans and Meredith Freeman

Do you hold space for others? Or feel drawn to try? Perhaps you’re someone who listens and accompanies; gathers and grows community; or facilitates conflict resolution. This course invites you...

Starts: 19th October, 2019

Ends: 19th October, 2019

One day course: £50.00

A Modern Embroidery Sampler

Led by: Barbara Butler

Come for a stitch day. Find out how to make a quick background for your work. Then enjoy trying out lots of different stitches. Perhaps you will meet some old stitch favourites but with an unusual...

Starts: 20th October, 2019

Ends: 20th October, 2019

Free Event: £0.00

Meet Our Jewish Neighbours

Come and join in the celebration of the Festival of Sukkot, celebrating the harvest. Help make a ‘sukkah’, a shelter where farmers would traditionally sleep and eat during the harvest....

Starts: 21st October, 2019

Ends: 25th October, 2019

Residential: £495.00

Calligraphy for all Levels

Led by: Josie Brown

This course, across 5 days, will introduce beginners to the art of writing beautifully – covering the basics of using a broad-edge pen, using colour, principles of layout and design and also...

Starts: 21st October, 2019

Ends: 25th October, 2019

Non-residential: £330.00

Calligraphy for all Levels

Led by: Josie Brown

This course, across 5 days, will introduce beginners to the art of writing beautifully – covering the basics of using a broad-edge pen, using colour, principles of layout and design and also...

Starts: 21st October, 2019

Ends: 23rd October, 2019

Residential: £280.00

Silver Jewellery

Led by: Pauline Payne

An opportunity to learn traditional silversmithing techniques such as saw piercing, soldering and polishing so you can develop your own ideas into beautiful pieces of jewellery. Suitable for complete...

Starts: 21st October, 2019

Ends: 23rd October, 2019

Non-residential: £167.00

Silver Jewellery

Led by: Pauline Payne

An opportunity to learn traditional silversmithing techniques such as saw piercing, soldering and polishing so you can develop your own ideas into beautiful pieces of jewellery. Suitable for complete...

Starts: 22nd October, 2019

Ends: 22nd October, 2019

A 6 week course of 1.5 hour sessions: £5.00

Fun Singing Workshops

Led by: Helena Softley

A professional singer/songwriter for over 30 years, she covers all styles of music; from Folk and Blues, Rock and Gospel, to pop songs you know and love. Her relaxed style of teaching is easy to...

Starts: 24th October, 2019

Ends: 24th October, 2019

Two 3 hour sessions: £35.00

Colograph

Led by: Pauline Palmer

We will make interesting and textural collograph printing blocks using objects or materials either brought by the students or provided by the tutor, which we will then print onto a variety of papers...

Starts: 25th October, 2019

Ends: 25th October, 2019

Two 3 hour sessions: £35.00

Colograph

Led by: Pauline Palmer

We will make interesting and textural collograph printing blocks using objects or materials either brought by the students or provided by the tutor, which we will then print onto a variety of papers...

Starts: 28th October, 2019

Ends: 31st October, 2019

Residential: £375.00

The Art of Memoir Writing

Led by: Rosie Jackson

Following on from a very successful weekend in 2017, Rosie Jackson is back to lead a longer course in 2018. Rosie says: “Writing your own story is a wonderfully healing and fulfilling process....

Starts: 28th October, 2019

Ends: 31st October, 2019

Non-residential: £250.00

The Art of Memoir Writing

Led by: Rosie Jackson

Following on from a very successful weekend in 2017, Rosie Jackson is back to lead a longer course in 2018. Rosie says: “Writing your own story is a wonderfully healing and fulfilling process....

Starts: 29th October, 2019

Ends: 29th October, 2019

Refreshing Days for Carers: £25.00

Refreshing Days for Carers

Those who care for others need themselves to be nurtured and cared for. The Refreshing Days for Carers are designed to do just that. Each day includes one session of complementary therapy such as...

Starts: 4th November, 2019

Ends: 7th November, 2019

Residential: £360.00

Applique Embroidery

Led by: Annette Bolton

Applique has been, and still is, carried out in many rural and industrialized communities, following traditional styles that have not changed for centuries. Applique design can be inspired by many...

Starts: 4th November, 2019

Ends: 7th November, 2019

Non-residential: £240.00

Applique Embroidery

Led by: Annette Bolton

Applique has been, and still is, carried out in many rural and industrialized communities, following traditional styles that have not changed for centuries. Applique design can be inspired by many...

Starts: 5th November, 2019

Ends: 5th November, 2019

A 6 week course of 1.5 hour sessions: £5.00

Fun Singing Workshops

Led by: Helena Softley

A professional singer/songwriter for over 30 years, she covers all styles of music; from Folk and Blues, Rock and Gospel, to pop songs you know and love. Her relaxed style of teaching is easy to...

Starts: 9th November, 2019

Ends: 9th November, 2019

One day course: £55.00

Candala of Peace

Led by: Lizzie Davies

You are invited to explore a multi-sensory experience centred around an interactive Candala of Peace incorporating turquoise ribbons, water from a sacred source and ‘PAX Bread’ lovingly...

Starts: 12th November, 2019

Ends: 12th November, 2019

A 6 week course of 1.5 hour sessions: £5.00

Fun Singing Workshops

Led by: Helena Softley

A professional singer/songwriter for over 30 years, she covers all styles of music; from Folk and Blues, Rock and Gospel, to pop songs you know and love. Her relaxed style of teaching is easy to...

Starts: 15th November, 2019

Ends: 17th November, 2019

Non-residential: £175.00

Hand Embroidery Workshop

Led by: Clare Clensy

This is a hand embroidery class for students to finish off some of those UFO’s- Un Finished objects!  You can bring kits and samples from previous classes or work of your own for expert...

Starts: 15th November, 2019

Ends: 17th November, 2019

Residential: £260.00

Hand Embroidery Workshop

Led by: Clare Clensy

This is a hand embroidery class for students to finish off some of those UFO’s- Un Finished objects!  You can bring kits and samples from previous classes or work of your own for expert...

Starts: 19th November, 2019

Ends: 19th November, 2019

a five week course of one hour sessions: £5.00

Movement for Wellbeing and Joy

Led by: Helena Softley

Would you like to de-stress, have fun and meet new people? Would you like to move to vibrant eclectic music in an informal andfunway?Come to Helena Softley’s ‘Movement for Well being and...

Starts: 21st November, 2019

Ends: 21st November, 2019

TLC DAYS: £12.00

TLC Days

The TLC (Tender Loving Care) Day gives Senior Citizens in the local community an opportunity to have a day out at Ammerdown once a month. Each TLC Day includes a delicious, two course, cooked lunch...

Starts: 22nd November, 2019

Ends: 24th November, 2019

Residential: £260.00

Quiet Weekend – Transitions of Life

Led by: Rev Narinder Tegally, Dr Jan Mojsa and Christine Clinch.

A weekend to be still and reflect on times of transition in our ordinary lives: new beginnings, joys and sorrows, death and dying. We gather together in the quiet space of Ammerdown to reflect on our...

Starts: 22nd November, 2019

Ends: 24th November, 2019

Non-residential: £175.00

Quiet Weekend – Transitions of Life

Led by: Rev Narinder Tegally, Dr Jan Mojsa and Christine Clinch.

A weekend to be still and reflect on times of transition in our ordinary lives: new beginnings, joys and sorrows, death and dying. We gather together in the quiet space of Ammerdown to reflect on our...

Starts: 26th November, 2019

Ends: 26th November, 2019

a five week course of one hour sessions: £5.00

Movement for Wellbeing and Joy

Led by: Helena Softley

Would you like to de-stress, have fun and meet new people? Would you like to move to vibrant eclectic music in an informal andfunway?Come to Helena Softley’s ‘Movement for Well being and...

Starts: 26th November, 2019

Ends: 26th November, 2019

Refreshing Days for Carers: £25.00

Refreshing Days for Carers

Those who care for others need themselves to be nurtured and cared for. The Refreshing Days for Carers are designed to do just that. Each day includes one session of complementary therapy such as...

Starts: 27th November, 2019

Ends: 27th November, 2019

Talks: £20.00

Things that Make for Peace...

...some reflections on conflict resolution and peace making.

Starts: 29th November, 2019

Ends: 1st December, 2019

Residential: £280.00

Advent Retreat

Led by: Rev Richard McKay and Mary Hooper

ADVENT - SEASON OF GROWING LIGHT; How do you grow light in the darkness. By listening to the pain of the world, the pain of our sisters and brothers, walking alongside them with a loving, listening...

Starts: 29th November, 2019

Ends: 1st December, 2019

Non-residential: £190.00

Advent Retreat

Led by: Rev Richard McKay and Mary Hooper

ADVENT - SEASON OF GROWING LIGHT; How do you grow light in the darkness. By listening to the pain of the world, the pain of our sisters and brothers, walking alongside them with a loving, listening...

Starts: 3rd December, 2019

Ends: 3rd December, 2019

a five week course of one hour sessions: £5.00

Movement for Wellbeing and Joy

Led by: Helena Softley

Would you like to de-stress, have fun and meet new people? Would you like to move to vibrant eclectic music in an informal andfunway?Come to Helena Softley’s ‘Movement for Well being and...

Starts: 7th December, 2019

Ends: 7th December, 2019

One day course: £50.00

Quiet Days - Transitions of Life

Led by: Christine Clinch, Rev Narinder Tegally

A day to be still and reflect on times of transition in our ordinary lives: new beginnings, joys and sorrows, death and dying. We gather together in the quiet space of Ammerdown to reflect on our...

Starts: 10th December, 2019

Ends: 10th December, 2019

a five week course of one hour sessions: £5.00

Movement for Wellbeing and Joy

Led by: Helena Softley

Would you like to de-stress, have fun and meet new people? Would you like to move to vibrant eclectic music in an informal andfunway?Come to Helena Softley’s ‘Movement for Well being and...

Starts: 17th December, 2019

Ends: 17th December, 2019

a five week course of one hour sessions: £5.00

Movement for Wellbeing and Joy

Led by: Helena Softley

Would you like to de-stress, have fun and meet new people? Would you like to move to vibrant eclectic music in an informal andfunway?Come to Helena Softley’s ‘Movement for Well being and...

Starts: 22nd December, 2019

Ends: 27th December, 2019

Residential: £595.00

Ammerdown Christmas Houseparty

Led by: Ammerdown Volunteers

This is what came back to us:- “Christmas at Ammerdown was as wonderful as ever, thanks to the love and dedication of all who helped make it happen – plus the food was better than...