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View our 2018 Programme

 

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: £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...

Starts: 5th January, 2018

Ends: 7th January, 2018

Residential: £240.00

Deeper: The good, the bad and the hopeful

Led by: Andy Parnham

Andy Parnham’s previous courses at Ammerdown invited people to take the ‘Happiness Journey’. “Andy delivered the course in an interesting, informative, and meaningful way...

Starts: 5th January, 2018

Ends: 7th January, 2018

Non-residential: £160.00

Deeper: The good, the bad and the hopeful

Led by: Andy Parnham

Andy Parnham’s previous courses at Ammerdown invited people to take the ‘Happiness Journey’. “Andy delivered the course in an interesting, informative, and meaningful way...

Starts: 5th January, 2018

Ends: 7th January, 2018

Residential: £240.00

Being Baptised- What difference does it make?

Led by: Dr Gemma Simmonds CJ

The ritual of baptism announces that we now share in Christ’s threefold ministry as Prophet, Priest, and King. What does this actually mean in ordinary daily life? How can we incorporate these...

Starts: 5th January, 2018

Ends: 7th January, 2018

Non-residential: £160.00

Being Baptised- What difference does it make?

Led by: Dr Gemma Simmonds CJ

The ritual of baptism announces that we now share in Christ’s threefold ministry as Prophet, Priest, and King. What does this actually mean in ordinary daily life? How can we incorporate these...

Starts: 6th January, 2018

Ends: 6th January, 2018

One day course: £45.00

Quiet Day - Seeking Stillness

Led by: Libby Dobson & Sarah Chabowska

Ammerdown’s 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 spread...

Starts: 20th January, 2018

Ends: 20th January, 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: 26th January, 2018

Ends: 28th January, 2018

: £240.00

In Search of the Unknowable

Led by: Jacqueline Evans

Centering Prayer is letting go and opening to the Ultimate Reality….but if I’m a mass of tensions, the capacity to receive is blocked.  Alexander Technique lets me discover and let...

Starts: 26th January, 2018

Ends: 28th January, 2018

Non-residential: £160.00

In Search of the Unknowable

Led by: Jacqueline Evans

Centering Prayer is letting go and opening to the Ultimate Reality….but if I’m a mass of tensions, the capacity to receive is blocked.  Alexander Technique lets me discover and let...

Starts: 6th February, 2018

Ends: 6th February, 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: 9th February, 2018

Ends: 11th February, 2018

Residential: £240.00

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: 9th February, 2018

Ends: 11th February, 2018

Non-residential: £160.00

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: 10th February, 2018

Ends: 10th February, 2018

One day course: £45.00

Quiet Day - Seeking Stillness

Led by: Libby Dobson & Sarah Chabowska

Ammerdown’s 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 spread...

Starts: 17th February, 2018

Ends: 17th February, 2018

One day course: £45.00

Zazenkai 2018

Led by: Fr Patrick Eastman and Karen Rollinson

‘Be Still and Know!’ These are the opening words from an ancient Hebrew Psalm, but these few words also sum up nicely what this Zazenkai is all about. The whole day is suitable for...

Starts: 3rd March, 2018

Ends: 3rd March, 2018

One day course: £45.00

Positive Thinking

Led by: Sue Glanville

‘Thoughts are the tools we use to paint the canvas of our lives.' Louise Hay An uplifting and interactive day led by Life Coach Sue Glanville, focused on exploring techniques on how to...

Starts: 5th March, 2018

Ends: 9th March, 2018

Residential: £420.00

Soulmaking for Women

Led by: Liz Christie and Sue Glanville

In a world where our busy lives leave little room to stop and think and wonder, we offer you the opportunity to spend four days being a "human being" not a "human doing",...

Starts: 5th March, 2018

Ends: 9th March, 2018

Non-residential: £280.00

Soulmaking for Women

Led by: Liz Christie and Sue Glanville

In a world where our busy lives leave little room to stop and think and wonder, we offer you the opportunity to spend four days being a "human being" not a "human doing",...

Starts: 18th March, 2018

Ends: 23rd March, 2018

Residential: £525.00

Finding Fulfilment

Led by: Jacqueline Evans, Jill & Antonio Benet

Centering Prayer, the Law of Three and Alexander Technique                 ...

Starts: 26th March, 2018

Ends: 28th March, 2018

Residential: £299.00

Enneagram 2018

Led by: Karen Webb

The Enneagram is an ancient, dynamic, and extraordinarily accurate model of human personality and spirit.  Describing nine personality types and their spiritual gifts, it enables us to look...

Starts: 26th March, 2018

Ends: 28th March, 2018

Non-residential: £199.00

Enneagram 2018

Led by: Karen Webb

The Enneagram is an ancient, dynamic, and extraordinarily accurate model of human personality and spirit.  Describing nine personality types and their spiritual gifts, it enables us to look...

Starts: 29th March, 2018

Ends: 1st April, 2018

Residential: £475.00

Easter Retreat with Fr Daniel O'Leary

Led by: Daniel O'Leary

An opportunity to meditate on, and participate in, chosen themes and ceremonies from the Holy Week liturgy. A silent retreat with special reference to our own suffering, dying, healing and...

Starts: 29th March, 2018

Ends: 1st April, 2018

Non-residential: £317.00

Easter Retreat with Fr Daniel O'Leary

Led by: Daniel O'Leary

An opportunity to meditate on, and participate in, chosen themes and ceremonies from the Holy Week liturgy. A silent retreat with special reference to our own suffering, dying, healing and...

Starts: 3rd April, 2018

Ends: 3rd April, 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: 7th April, 2018

Ends: 7th April, 2018

One day course: £45.00

Quiet Day - Seeking Stillness

Led by: Libby Dobson & Sarah Chabowska

Ammerdown’s 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 spread...

Starts: 16th April, 2018

Ends: 20th April, 2018

Residential: £399.00

Ammerdown Spring & Autumn Break

Led by: Gwyneth Evans & Revd Anna Garvie

Starts: 21st April, 2018

Ends: 21st April, 2018

One day course: £45.00

Scriptual Reasoning Workshop with Hilary Marlow

Led by: Dr Hilary Marlow and Ms Nadiya Takolia

Why is reading the Bible so important for Christians and the Qur’an for Muslims?  In what ways do these sacred Scriptures differ from each other and what do they have in common? How do...

Starts: 30th April, 2018

Ends: 2nd May, 2018

Residential: £270.00

Make Your Own Silver Jewellery

Led by: Pauline Payne

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

Starts: 30th April, 2018

Ends: 2nd May, 2018

Residential: £180.00

Make Your Own Silver Jewellery

Led by: Pauline Payne

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

Starts: 30th April, 2018

Ends: 4th May, 2018

Residential: £299.00

Understanding Islam 2018

Led by: Dr Chris Hewer

The Understanding Islam course offered by Ammerdown as part of its commitment to inter-faith relations has been developed over decades by Chris Hewer and delivered at Ammerdown for several years....

Starts: 30th April, 2018

Ends: 4th May, 2018

Non-residential: £199.00

Understanding Islam 2018

Led by: Dr Chris Hewer

The Understanding Islam course offered by Ammerdown as part of its commitment to inter-faith relations has been developed over decades by Chris Hewer and delivered at Ammerdown for several years....

Starts: 3rd May, 2018

Ends: 14th June, 2018

Non-residential: £60.00

Personal Skills for Peaceful Communities - Building Bridges in Divided Communities

Led by: Prof Simon Keyes

A new evening course for local people who want to improve their inter-personal skills in responding to situations of conflict. Over six two-hour sessions spread over two months, the course examines...

Starts: 4th May, 2018

Ends: 6th May, 2018

Residential: £240.00

Alive- Living Fully, Living Happily, Living Fearlessly

Led by: Isabelle Gauthier

“Can you imagine a life that flows, a life filled with meaning, energy and purpose…?” Isabelle Gauthier Too often we go about our lives trying to achieve, acquire, and cope. We...

Starts: 4th May, 2018

Ends: 6th May, 2018

Non-residential: £160.00

Alive- Living Fully, Living Happily, Living Fearlessly

Led by: Isabelle Gauthier

“Can you imagine a life that flows, a life filled with meaning, energy and purpose…?” Isabelle Gauthier Too often we go about our lives trying to achieve, acquire, and cope. We...

Starts: 4th May, 2018

Ends: 6th May, 2018

Residential: £240.00

Spirituality of Jane Austen

Led by: Rev Paula Hollingsworth

We will use the lens of spirituality to explore the life of Jane Austen, as well as some of the plots and characters of her novels – and we will find some interesting overlaps! As well as talks...

Starts: 4th May, 2018

Ends: 6th May, 2018

Non-residential: £160.00

Spirituality of Jane Austen

Led by: Rev Paula Hollingsworth

We will use the lens of spirituality to explore the life of Jane Austen, as well as some of the plots and characters of her novels – and we will find some interesting overlaps! As well as talks...

Starts: 10th May, 2018

Ends: 10th May, 2018

One day course: £0.00

Ammerdown Friends Event - 2018

Led by: Ammerdown Team

Join other Friends and staff to find out about Ammerdown’s latest developments and plans and to give thanks for Ammerdown’s special ministry. If you are a ‘Friend of...

Starts: 12th May, 2018

Ends: 12th May, 2018

One day course: £45.00

Transitions

Led by: Mary Jo Radcliffe

In this insecure and uncertain world, do you find yourself, willingly or not, leaving behind some ideas, thoughts and ways of life that have, up to now, given your life meaning? Mary Jo Radcliffe...

Starts: 14th May, 2018

Ends: 17th May, 2018

Residential: £339.00

Embroidered Pincushions

Led by: Annette Bolton

Annette Bolton is a gifted Textile and Bead artist who loves to share her art with others.  Annette says: “Regardless of the type of sewing project, pincushions are always very...

Starts: 14th May, 2018

Ends: 17th May, 2018

Non-residential: £226.00

Embroidered Pincushions

Led by: Annette Bolton

Annette Bolton is a gifted Textile and Bead artist who loves to share her art with others.  Annette says: “Regardless of the type of sewing project, pincushions are always very...

Starts: 21st May, 2018

Ends: 25th May, 2018

Residential: £429.00

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: 21st May, 2018

Ends: 25th May, 2018

Non-residential: £286.00

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: 1st June, 2018

Ends: 3rd June, 2018

Residential: £240.00

Mindfulness Amongst the Christian Desert Mothers and Fathers

Led by: Liz Watson

We are pleased to welcome Liz Watson, (a friend and colleague of Kim Nataraja, who previously led retreats at Ammerdown). The mindfulness practices now popular in a secular context can be the...

Starts: 1st June, 2018

Ends: 3rd June, 2018

Non-residential: £160.00

Mindfulness Amongst the Christian Desert Mothers and Fathers

Led by: Liz Watson

We are pleased to welcome Liz Watson, (a friend and colleague of Kim Nataraja, who previously led retreats at Ammerdown). The mindfulness practices now popular in a secular context can be the...

Starts: 1st June, 2018

Ends: 3rd June, 2018

Residential: £240.00

The Loving Kindness of Your Youth

Led by: Rabbi Rachel Montagu

What do Jeremiah and Huldah teach us about truth and conveying God’s words to those who listen and those who don’t? During the weekend we will study Jeremiah and Huldah and see what their...

Starts: 1st June, 2018

Ends: 3rd June, 2018

Non-residential: £160.00

The Loving Kindness of Your Youth

Led by: Rabbi Rachel Montagu

What do Jeremiah and Huldah teach us about truth and conveying God’s words to those who listen and those who don’t? During the weekend we will study Jeremiah and Huldah and see what their...

Starts: 11th June, 2018

Ends: 14th June, 2018

Residential: £350.00

Bind Your Own Journal

Led by: Josie Brown

Whether for writing your memoirs, recording a journey or a year in your garden, or as an artisit’s sketchbook – this three-day course will provide the materials and practical...

Starts: 11th June, 2018

Ends: 14th June, 2018

Non-residential: £233.00

Bind Your Own Journal

Led by: Josie Brown

Whether for writing your memoirs, recording a journey or a year in your garden, or as an artisit’s sketchbook – this three-day course will provide the materials and practical...

Starts: 11th June, 2018

Ends: 15th June, 2018

Residential: £385.00

Playing in the Presence of God

Led by: Revd 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: 11th June, 2018

Ends: 15th June, 2018

Non-residential: £257.00

Playing in the Presence of God

Led by: Revd 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: 16th June, 2018

Ends: 16th June, 2018

One day course: £45.00

Grateful Living

Led by: Sue Glanville

An uplifting and interactive day led by Life Coach Sue Glanville, celebrating all that brings hope, joy and goodness into our lives and helps us develop an 'attitude of gratitude'. Sue has...

Starts: 26th June, 2018

Ends: 26th June, 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: 6th July, 2018

Ends: 8th July, 2018

Residential: £240.00

The Poetry of the Psalms

Led by: Rabbi Howard Cooper

Do the Biblical poems we call the ‘Psalms of David’ still speak to us? Can we use them as part of our spiritual life? We welcome back to Ammerdown, Rabbi Howard Cooper who will lead...

Starts: 6th July, 2018

Ends: 8th July, 2018

Non-residential: £160.00

The Poetry of the Psalms

Led by: Rabbi Howard Cooper

Do the Biblical poems we call the ‘Psalms of David’ still speak to us? Can we use them as part of our spiritual life? We welcome back to Ammerdown, Rabbi Howard Cooper who will lead...

Starts: 31st July, 2018

Ends: 31st July, 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: 4th August, 2018

Ends: 4th August, 2018

One day course: £45.00

Quiet Day - Seeking Stillness

Led by: Libby Dobson & Sarah Chabowska

Ammerdown’s 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 spread...

Starts: 6th August, 2018

Ends: 8th August, 2018

Residential: £260.00

Silk Shading

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 15 years, gaining much experience and a wealth of stitching...

Starts: 6th August, 2018

Ends: 8th August, 2018

Non-residential: £173.00

Silk Shading

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 15 years, gaining much experience and a wealth of stitching...

Starts: 6th August, 2018

Ends: 10th August, 2018

Residential: £425.00

Soft Pastels with Dawn Oliver

Led by: Dawn Oliver

Artist and Tutor Dawn Oliver has already led four Art courses at Ammerdown and received superb feedback each time. “Openness, kindness, flexibility, the knowledge and experience of the subject,...

Starts: 6th August, 2018

Ends: 10th August, 2018

Non-residential: £183.00

Soft Pastels with Dawn Oliver

Led by: Dawn Oliver

Artist and Tutor Dawn Oliver has already led four Art courses at Ammerdown and received superb feedback each time. “Openness, kindness, flexibility, the knowledge and experience of the subject,...

Starts: 10th August, 2018

Ends: 12th August, 2018

Residential: £275.00

Breathe Deep

Led by: Ian and Gail Adams

It’s a demanding thing to be a human being in these times. This weekend will be an opportunity to pause and breathe deep - to imagine the divine breath Yahweh breathing life in us, and through...

Starts: 10th August, 2018

Ends: 12th August, 2018

Non-residential: £183.00

Breathe Deep

Led by: Ian and Gail Adams

It’s a demanding thing to be a human being in these times. This weekend will be an opportunity to pause and breathe deep - to imagine the divine breath Yahweh breathing life in us, and through...

Starts: 10th August, 2018

Ends: 12th August, 2018

Residential: £250.00

Retreats with Margaret Silf 2018

Led by: Margaret Silf

Reasons for hope can be hard to find when so much that is happening in our world feels hopeless. During this weekend we will reflect on some of the many seeds of authentic hope waiting to be planted...

Starts: 10th August, 2018

Ends: 12th August, 2018

Non-residential: £167.00

Retreats with Margaret Silf 2018

Led by: Margaret Silf

Reasons for hope can be hard to find when so much that is happening in our world feels hopeless. During this weekend we will reflect on some of the many seeds of authentic hope waiting to be planted...

Starts: 11th August, 2018

Ends: 11th August, 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: 13th August, 2018

Ends: 17th August, 2018

Residential: £410.00

Retreats with Margaret Silf 2018

Led by: Margaret Silf

Reasons for hope can be hard to find when so much that is happening in our world feels hopeless. During this weekend we will reflect on some of the many seeds of authentic hope waiting to be planted...

Starts: 13th August, 2018

Ends: 17th August, 2018

Non-residential: £273.00

Retreats with Margaret Silf 2018

Led by: Margaret Silf

Reasons for hope can be hard to find when so much that is happening in our world feels hopeless. During this weekend we will reflect on some of the many seeds of authentic hope waiting to be planted...

Starts: 13th August, 2018

Ends: 15th August, 2018

Residential: £260.00

The Way Of Compassion - Jewish Christian Study Workshop

Led by: Sr Margaret Shepherd NDS & Johnathan Gorsky

The Catholic Jewish rapprochement which emerged from Vatican II is part of a profound process of transformation. It continues to inspire the radicalism of Pope Francis and is a challenge for all our...

Starts: 13th August, 2018

Ends: 15th August, 2018

Non-residential: £175.00

The Way Of Compassion - Jewish Christian Study Workshop

Led by: Sr Margaret Shepherd NDS & Johnathan Gorsky

The Catholic Jewish rapprochement which emerged from Vatican II is part of a profound process of transformation. It continues to inspire the radicalism of Pope Francis and is a challenge for all our...

Starts: 13th August, 2018

Ends: 17th August, 2018

Residential: £540.00

Individually Guided Retreat 2018

Led by: Sr Felicity Youn LSU

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: 17th August, 2018

Ends: 19th August, 2018

Residential: £240.00

The Healing Power of Sound

Led by: James D'Angelo

Our essential nature is vibration, pulsation of consciousness. When we are in the flow, the vibrations of our subtle and physical bodies are in tune, sounding their true notes through the energy...

Starts: 17th August, 2018

Ends: 19th August, 2018

Non-residential: £179.00

The Healing Power of Sound

Led by: James D'Angelo

Our essential nature is vibration, pulsation of consciousness. When we are in the flow, the vibrations of our subtle and physical bodies are in tune, sounding their true notes through the energy...

Starts: 17th August, 2018

Ends: 19th August, 2018

Residential: £260.00

Wild Weaving - A craft in nature weekend retreat

Led by: Jess Tanner

During this course, participants will learn the basic principles of hand-weaving whilst working with a variety of looms, from simple back-strap style looms, miniature card looms and your own hand...

Starts: 17th August, 2018

Ends: 19th August, 2018

Non-residential: £179.00

Wild Weaving - A craft in nature weekend retreat

Led by: Jess Tanner

During this course, participants will learn the basic principles of hand-weaving whilst working with a variety of looms, from simple back-strap style looms, miniature card looms and your own hand...

Starts: 3rd September, 2018

Ends: 7th September, 2018

Residential: £445.00

Moses, Prophet and Leader

Led by: Sr Maureena Fritz NDS

The most beloved person in the Hebrew Scriptures is Moses who became a prophet, a leader, and a friend of God. Of him it is said, “Thus the Lord used to speak to Moses face to face” (Ex....

Starts: 3rd September, 2018

Ends: 7th September, 2018

Non-residential: £297.00

Moses, Prophet and Leader

Led by: Sr Maureena Fritz NDS

The most beloved person in the Hebrew Scriptures is Moses who became a prophet, a leader, and a friend of God. Of him it is said, “Thus the Lord used to speak to Moses face to face” (Ex....

Starts: 11th September, 2018

Ends: 11th September, 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: 12th September, 2018

Ends: 14th September, 2018

Residential: £240.00

Poetic and Prayerful Journey

Led by: Malcolm Guite

Poet-Priest Malcolm Guite focuses on the beautiful and mysterious ‘I AM’ sayings in St John’s Gospel, exploring new and refreshing ways to re-encounter these familiar texts. Malcolm...

Starts: 12th September, 2018

Ends: 14th September, 2018

Non-residential: £160.00

Poetic and Prayerful Journey

Led by: Malcolm Guite

Poet-Priest Malcolm Guite focuses on the beautiful and mysterious ‘I AM’ sayings in St John’s Gospel, exploring new and refreshing ways to re-encounter these familiar texts. Malcolm...

Starts: 22nd September, 2018

Ends: 22nd September, 2018

One day course: £45.00

Quiet Day - Seeking Stillness

Led by: Libby Dobson & Sarah Chabowska

Ammerdown’s 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 spread...

Starts: 22nd September, 2018

Ends: 22nd September, 2018

One day course: £45.00

Zazenkai 2018

Led by: Fr Patrick Eastman and Karen Rollinson

‘Be Still and Know!’ These are the opening words from an ancient Hebrew Psalm, but these few words also sum up nicely what this Zazenkai is all about. The whole day is suitable for...

Starts: 24th September, 2018

Ends: 26th September, 2018

Residential: £299.00

Enneagram 2018

Led by: Karen Webb

The Enneagram is an ancient, dynamic, and extraordinarily accurate model of human personality and spirit.  Describing nine personality types and their spiritual gifts, it enables us to look...

Starts: 24th September, 2018

Ends: 26th September, 2018

Non-residential: £199.00

Enneagram 2018

Led by: Karen Webb

The Enneagram is an ancient, dynamic, and extraordinarily accurate model of human personality and spirit.  Describing nine personality types and their spiritual gifts, it enables us to look...

Starts: 24th September, 2018

Ends: 28th September, 2018

Residential: £399.00

Ammerdown Spring & Autumn Break

Led by: Gwyneth Evans & Revd Anna Garvie

Starts: 27th September, 2018

Ends: 30th September, 2018

Residential: £230.00

Understanding Islam 2018

Led by: Dr Chris Hewer

The Understanding Islam course offered by Ammerdown as part of its commitment to inter-faith relations has been developed over decades by Chris Hewer and delivered at Ammerdown for several years....

Starts: 27th September, 2018

Ends: 30th September, 2018

Non-residential: £153.00

Understanding Islam 2018

Led by: Dr Chris Hewer

The Understanding Islam course offered by Ammerdown as part of its commitment to inter-faith relations has been developed over decades by Chris Hewer and delivered at Ammerdown for several years....

Starts: 28th September, 2018

Ends: 30th September, 2018

Residential: £285.00

Stained Glass Window Workshop

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: 28th September, 2018

Ends: 30th September, 2018

Non-residential: £190.00

Stained Glass Window Workshop

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: 5th October, 2018

Ends: 7th October, 2018

Residential: £260.00

Living in Fulness

Led by: Libby Dobson and Sarah Chabowska

"I(Jesus) came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance, to the full, until it overflows." (John: 10 v 10) This weekend will be a chance to reflect on ways in which we...

Starts: 5th October, 2018

Ends: 7th October, 2018

Non-residential: £173.00

Living in Fulness

Led by: Libby Dobson and Sarah Chabowska

"I(Jesus) came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance, to the full, until it overflows." (John: 10 v 10) This weekend will be a chance to reflect on ways in which we...

Starts: 8th October, 2018

Ends: 10th October, 2018

Residential: £270.00

Make Your Own Silver Jewellery

Led by: Pauline Payne

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

Starts: 8th October, 2018

Ends: 10th October, 2018

Non-residential: £180.00

Make Your Own Silver Jewellery

Led by: Pauline Payne

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

Starts: 15th October, 2018

Ends: 18th October, 2018

Residential: £350.00

Poetry, Prayer and Silence

Led by: Sue Glanville

Does poetry make your heart sing? Do you feel more and more drawn towards silence? Do you long to pray and meditate more creatively? This course is led by experienced teacher, retreat leader, life...

Starts: 15th October, 2018

Ends: 18th October, 2018

Non-residential: £233.00

Poetry, Prayer and Silence

Led by: Sue Glanville

Does poetry make your heart sing? Do you feel more and more drawn towards silence? Do you long to pray and meditate more creatively? This course is led by experienced teacher, retreat leader, life...

Starts: 15th October, 2018

Ends: 19th October, 2018

Residential: £415.00

Watercolour and Drawing

Led by: Jos Blake

This will be a friendly and informal course, aimed at complete beginners and those with some experience. Among other starting points, you will use the beautiful environment of Ammerdown as an...

Starts: 15th October, 2018

Ends: 19th October, 2018

Non-residential: £277.00

Watercolour and Drawing

Led by: Jos Blake

This will be a friendly and informal course, aimed at complete beginners and those with some experience. Among other starting points, you will use the beautiful environment of Ammerdown as an...

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: 2nd 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

Quiet Day - Seeking Stillness

Led by: Libby Dobson & Sarah Chabowska

Ammerdown’s 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 spread...

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: 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: 27th December, 2018

Ends: 22nd December, 2018

Residential: £545.00

Ammerdown Christmas Houseparty

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: 17th November, 2020

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...