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Starts: 22nd October, 2018

Ends: 26th October, 2018

Residential: £455.00

Calligraphy for All Levels

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: 22nd October, 2018

Ends: 26th October, 2018

Non-residential: £303.00

Calligraphy for All Levels

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: 26th October, 2018

Ends: 28th October, 2018

Residential: £240.00

Just Passing Through

Led by: Sue Brayne

This weekend workshop provides an opportunity to take time out from our hectic world so we can explore the challenges of growing older, the major themes that often unconsciously run our lives, and...

Starts: 26th October, 2018

Ends: 28th October, 2018

Non-residential: £160.00

Just Passing Through

Led by: Sue Brayne

This weekend workshop provides an opportunity to take time out from our hectic world so we can explore the challenges of growing older, the major themes that often unconsciously run our lives, and...

Starts: 27th October, 2018

Ends: 2nd November, 2018

Residential: £609.00

Bobbin Lace Making Autumn Workshop

Led by: Pompi Parry

Pompi says. “Bobbin lacemaking is fun, creative, and stimulating. Especially when like-minded students come together to extend their knowledge and learn new skills in a relaxed atmosphere. This...

Starts: 27th October, 2018

Ends: 2nd November, 2018

Non-residential: £406.00

Bobbin Lace Making Autumn Workshop

Led by: Pompi Parry

Pompi says. “Bobbin lacemaking is fun, creative, and stimulating. Especially when like-minded students come together to extend their knowledge and learn new skills in a relaxed atmosphere. This...

Starts: 29th October, 2018

Ends: 1st November, 2018

Residential: £350.00

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, 2018

Ends: 2nd November, 2018

Non-residential: £233.00

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: 5th November, 2018

Ends: 9th November, 2018

Residential: £425.00

More or Less About Jesus

Led by: John Bell

If we want to be more like Jesus, we have to do more than sing praise songs or concentrate on his birth and his death, which are separated by thirty three years of life. In this retreat, we will look...

Starts: 5th November, 2018

Ends: 9th November, 2018

Non-residential: £283.00

More or Less About Jesus

Led by: John Bell

If we want to be more like Jesus, we have to do more than sing praise songs or concentrate on his birth and his death, which are separated by thirty three years of life. In this retreat, we will look...

Starts: 12th November, 2018

Ends: 15th November, 2018

Residential: £339.00

Stumpwork Autumn Workshop

Led by: Annette Bolton

Annette Bolton says, “Stumpwork, or raised embroidery, is a lovely subject for this time of year.” Inspiration could be taken from the beautiful grounds of Ammerdown or from a variety of...

Starts: 12th November, 2018

Ends: 15th November, 2018

Non-residential: £226.00

Stumpwork Autumn Workshop

Led by: Annette Bolton

Annette Bolton says, “Stumpwork, or raised embroidery, is a lovely subject for this time of year.” Inspiration could be taken from the beautiful grounds of Ammerdown or from a variety of...

Starts: 16th November, 2018

Ends: 22nd November, 2018

Non-residential: £489.00

Chinese Brush Painting 2018

Led by: Maggie Cross

You will learn about the symbolism attached to this fascinating subject and you will be able to mount your work, ready for display. Suitable for all levels of ability. “Plenty of course...

Starts: 16th November, 2018

Ends: 22nd November, 2018

Non-residential: £326.00

Chinese Brush Painting 2018

Led by: Maggie Cross

You will learn about the symbolism attached to this fascinating subject and you will be able to mount your work, ready for display. Suitable for all levels of ability. “Plenty of course...

Starts: 17th November, 2018

Ends: 17th November, 2018

One day course: £45.00

Meditation Mindfulness 2018

Led by: Hilary Armstrong

A perfect introduction to the formal practice of Mindfulness aimed at anyone dealing with difficulty, change, stress - or simply curious. We will have short periods of silent practice, with different...

Starts: 17th November, 2018

Ends: 17th November, 2018

One day course: £45.00

Good Disagreement

Led by: Simon Keyes

 “Truth springs from argument amongst friends.”   Attributed to David Hume (1711 – 1776) In a divided world, when consensus rarely prevails, the skill of disagreeing...

Starts: 17th November, 2018

Ends: 17th November, 2018

One day course: £45.00

Quiet Day - Seeking Stillness

Led by: Rev Narinder Tegally

On Saturday 17 November, Rev Narinder Tegally, Lead Chaplain at Bath RUH Trust, and Dr Jan Mosja, Buddhist Chaplain to Bath RUH Trust. will be leading the Quiet Day together. Rev Narinder Tegally...

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: 30th November, 2018

Ends: 2nd December, 2018

Residential: £260.00

Come and Sing for a Weekend with Pat Dowling

Led by: Pat Dowling

 ‘Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.’ Plato So come to Ammerdown and be part of a weekend filled with joyous and...

Starts: 30th November, 2018

Ends: 2nd December, 2018

Non-residential: £173.00

Come and Sing for a Weekend with Pat Dowling

Led by: Pat Dowling

 ‘Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.’ Plato So come to Ammerdown and be part of a weekend filled with joyous and...

Starts: 7th December, 2018

Ends: 9th December, 2018

Residential: £250.00

Advent Retreat with Fr Daniel O'Leary

Led by: Daniel O'Leary

‘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 with Fr Daniel O'Leary

Led by: Daniel O'Leary

‘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: 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...