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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

Christmas Houseparty

This is what came back to us from previous houseparties. ‘Christmas at Ammerdown was as wonderful as ever, thanks to the love and dedication of all who helped make it happen – plus the...

Starts: 16th January, 2020

Ends: 16th January, 2020

TLC DAYS: £12.00

TLC Days

These provide people who have retired with an opportunity to have a day out at Ammerdown once a month. 

Starts: 18th January, 2020

Ends: 18th January, 2020

One day course: £50.00

Quiet Day

Led by: Christine Clinch & Narinder Tegally

Begin the year in quiet contemplation, looking back, being in the present, and looking forward. We gather together in the quiet space of Ammerdown to reflect on our lives and our spiritual journey,...

Starts: 8th February, 2020

Ends: 8th February, 2020

One day course: £50.00

Religion and Genocide: Using faith for good or evil

Led by: Jayme R. Reaves

In our world today and throughout history, we are keenly aware that religion can be used for both good and evil. In most cases of genocide and ethnic cleansing, religion has played a significant role...

Starts: 8th February, 2020

Ends: 8th February, 2020

One day course: £50.00

Mindfulness

Led by: Jayme R. Reaves

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

Starts: 11th February, 2020

Ends: 11th February, 2020

Refreshing Days for Carers: £25.00

Refreshing Days for Carers

Those who care for others need themselves to be nurtured and cared for. These days are designed to do just that. 

Starts: 14th February, 2020

Ends: 16th February, 2020

Residential: £260.00

Writing Workshop

Led by: Ali Hull & Bob Hartman

With many years of experience in writing, publishing and teaching behind them, Bob Hartman and Ali Hull offer an introduction to the world of the written word. Whether you want to write for children...

Starts: 14th February, 2020

Ends: 16th February, 2020

Non-residential: £175.00

Writing Workshop

Led by: Ali Hull & Bob Hartman

With many years of experience in writing, publishing and teaching behind them, Bob Hartman and Ali Hull offer an introduction to the world of the written word. Whether you want to write for children...

Starts: 20th February, 2020

Ends: 20th February, 2020

TLC DAYS: £12.00

TLC Days

These provide people who have retired with an opportunity to have a day out at Ammerdown once a month. 

Starts: 23rd February, 2020

Ends: 23rd February, 2020

One day course: £15.00

Diverse Doors Open Day

Led by: Christine Clinch

Doors are open and we are all welcome! This is an opportunity to meet people from the Jewish, Muslim, Baha’i, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist and Hindu faiths; to visit their places of worship; to...

Starts: 6th March, 2020

Ends: 8th March, 2020

Residential: £260.00

Finding Fulfilment: Three Centred Living

Led by: Jacqueline Evans, Jill & Antonio Benet

“I am one with the Source insofar as I act as a source by making everything I have received flow again,” Raimon Panikkar.  In this retreat, we will be looking at how we can join...

Starts: 6th March, 2020

Ends: 8th March, 2020

Non-residential: £175.00

Finding Fulfilment: Three Centred Living

Led by: Jacqueline Evans, Jill & Antonio Benet

“I am one with the Source insofar as I act as a source by making everything I have received flow again,” Raimon Panikkar.  In this retreat, we will be looking at how we can join...

Starts: 7th March, 2020

Ends: 7th March, 2020

One day course: £50.00

Adapting to our Changing World

Led by: Sue Brayne & Joe St Clair

Our world is rapidly changing, and more and more people are feeling increasingly overwhelmed and confused by the issues we face. This one-day workshop provides an...

Starts: 9th March, 2020

Ends: 11th March, 2020

Residential: £330.00

Introduction to the Enneagram

Led by: Karen Webb

The Enneagram is an ancient model of personality and spirit.  Describing nine surprisingly different personality types and their habits of perception, it enables us to look deeply into our...

Starts: 9th March, 2020

Ends: 11th March, 2020

Non-residential: £220.00

Introduction to the Enneagram

Led by: Karen Webb

The Enneagram is an ancient model of personality and spirit.  Describing nine surprisingly different personality types and their habits of perception, it enables us to look deeply into our...

Starts: 16th March, 2020

Ends: 20th March, 2020

Residential: £520.00

Chinese Brush Painting - Longevity

Led by: Julia Martin

Longevity, the theme for this Chinese Brush Painting course, is a highly regarded concept of Chinese culture, represented by numerous themes and symbols in art. We will paint a pine tree with its...

Starts: 16th March, 2020

Ends: 20th March, 2020

Non-residential: £350.00

Chinese Brush Painting - Longevity

Led by: Julia Martin

Longevity, the theme for this Chinese Brush Painting course, is a highly regarded concept of Chinese culture, represented by numerous themes and symbols in art. We will paint a pine tree with its...

Starts: 19th March, 2020

Ends: 19th March, 2020

TLC DAYS: £12.00

TLC Days

These provide people who have retired with an opportunity to have a day out at Ammerdown once a month. 

Starts: 28th March, 2020

Ends: 28th March, 2020

One day course: £50.00

Instructions for living a life, Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.

Led by: Sue Glanville

A day to sample and savour the poetry of the late Mary Oliver, described by the New York Times as ‘far and away this country’s best selling poet’. Mary writes with wonder, grace and...

Starts: 30th March, 2020

Ends: 30th March, 2020

One day course: £60.00

Sugar Flowers Three ways

Led by: Kerry Hemms

In this class we will be making 3 sugar flowers; A fluffy open peony, an avalanche rose and a simple wired flower. Everything will be provided and all tuition given so will take home 3 beautiful...

Starts: 31st March, 2020

Ends: 31st March, 2020

One day course: £80.00

Chocolate Workshop

Led by: Lisa Clarke

Learn the art of working with chocolate to produce a selection of professional handmade chocolates. Take home everything that you make. Finish your day with a tutored chocolate tasting. Spoil your...

Starts: 9th April, 2020

Ends: 12th April, 2020

Non-residential: £270.00

Easter Retreat

Led by: Angela Townshend, Christine Clinch and Bill Thomson

Journeying through Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday to Easter Day, the day of resurrection, gives us the opportunity to enter the story and reflect on its meaning for our lives today....

Starts: 9th April, 2020

Ends: 12th April, 2020

Residential: £405.00

Easter Retreat

Led by: Angela Townshend, Christine Clinch and Bill Thomson

Journeying through Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday to Easter Day, the day of resurrection, gives us the opportunity to enter the story and reflect on its meaning for our lives today....

Starts: 16th April, 2020

Ends: 16th April, 2020

TLC DAYS: £12.00

TLC Days

These provide people who have retired with an opportunity to have a day out at Ammerdown once a month. 

Starts: 20th April, 2020

Ends: 24th April, 2020

Residential: £520.00

Spring Break

Led by: Gwyneth Evans & Lynn Douglas

This week is designed for seniors looking for an accessible place to rest, recuperate and recharge. Ammerdown provides comfortable bedrooms, beautiful gardens and the opportunity to enjoy delicious...

Starts: 25th April, 2020

Ends: 25th April, 2020

One day course: £50.00

Quiet Day

Led by: Jan & Andy Ladhams

This Quiet Day is focused on Jesus’s words: I am the Bread of Life, exploring the themes of provision, acceptance and eternal life. This is an opportunity to take time out from busy lives to...

Starts: 25th April, 2020

Ends: 25th April, 2020

One day course: £50.00

How to Write Poems that Matter

Led by: Rosie Jackson

‘Poetry can tell us what human beings are. It can tell us why we stumble and fall and how, miraculously, we can stand up.’ Maya Angelou  Through inspiring examples and exciting...

Starts: 5th May, 2020

Ends: 5th May, 2020

Refreshing Days for Carers: £25.00

Refreshing Days for Carers

Those who care for others need themselves to be nurtured and cared for. These days are designed to do just that. 

Starts: 9th May, 2020

Ends: 9th May, 2020

One day course: £50.00

Mindfulness

Led by: veronica Sheasby

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

Starts: 14th May, 2020

Ends: 14th May, 2020

TLC DAYS: £12.00

TLC Days

These provide people who have retired with an opportunity to have a day out at Ammerdown once a month. 

Starts: 18th May, 2020

Ends: 21st May, 2020

Residential: £405.00

Embroidered Redwork Bag

Led by: Annette Bolton

During this course you will be able to work on an attractive and practical decorative bag, which would have many uses, including storing your stitching projects or materials. The hand embroidery is...

Starts: 18th May, 2020

Ends: 21st May, 2020

Non-residential: £270.00

Embroidered Redwork Bag

Led by: Annette Bolton

During this course you will be able to work on an attractive and practical decorative bag, which would have many uses, including storing your stitching projects or materials. The hand embroidery is...

Starts: 23rd May, 2020

Ends: 23rd May, 2020

One day course: £50.00

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...

Starts: 27th May, 2020

Ends: 29th May, 2020

Residential: £275.00

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: 27th May, 2020

Ends: 29th May, 2020

Non-residential: £185.00

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: 6th June, 2020

Ends: 6th June, 2020

One day course: £50.00

Awakening a Wise and Gentle Heart

Led by: Alison Murdoch

“There is no need for temples or complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.” – HH The Dalai Lama What are the key teachings...

Starts: 15th June, 2020

Ends: 18th June, 2020

Residential: £390.00

Piano Hinge Bindings for Artists and Calligraphers

Led by: Josie Brown

Calligraphy and paintings inevitably have a visual uniqueness.  To complement this, these free-standing structures offer an alternative to having to frame artwork and open yet another...

Starts: 15th June, 2020

Ends: 18th June, 2020

Non-residential: £260.00

Piano Hinge Bindings for Artists and Calligraphers

Led by: Josie Brown

Calligraphy and paintings inevitably have a visual uniqueness.  To complement this, these free-standing structures offer an alternative to having to frame artwork and open yet another...

Starts: 18th June, 2020

Ends: 18th June, 2020

TLC DAYS: £12.00

TLC Days

These provide people who have retired with an opportunity to have a day out at Ammerdown once a month. 

Starts: 19th June, 2020

Ends: 21st June, 2020

Residential: £0.00

Living Theology

Living Theology is a course for everyone interested in deepening their knowledge of the Christian faith, and developing their personal reflection on Christian living and belief. Participants will be...

Starts: 23rd June, 2020

Ends: 23rd June, 2020

Refreshing Days for Carers: £25.00

Refreshing Days for Carers

Those who care for others need themselves to be nurtured and cared for. These days are designed to do just that. 

Starts: 3rd July, 2020

Ends: 5th July, 2020

Residential: £260.00

God in Jewish Tradition

Led by: Rabbi Howard Cooper

What images of God can one find in Jewish tradition? During this weekend participants will have an opportunity to explore how God  is portrayed and ‘imagined’ within Jewish...

Starts: 3rd July, 2020

Ends: 5th July, 2020

Non-residential: £175.00

God in Jewish Tradition

Led by: Rabbi Howard Cooper

What images of God can one find in Jewish tradition? During this weekend participants will have an opportunity to explore how God  is portrayed and ‘imagined’ within Jewish...

Starts: 6th July, 2020

Ends: 9th July, 2020

Residential: £405.00

Embroidered Felt Needle Roll

Led by: Annette Bolton

This is an exciting course using felt to make a lovely folder for storing all your sewing equipment, including needles, pins, scissors etc. Felt is extremely versatile and a wonderful medium to...

Starts: 6th July, 2020

Ends: 9th July, 2020

Non-residential: £270.00

Embroidered Felt Needle Roll

Led by: Annette Bolton

This is an exciting course using felt to make a lovely folder for storing all your sewing equipment, including needles, pins, scissors etc. Felt is extremely versatile and a wonderful medium to...

Starts: 6th July, 2020

Ends: 10th July, 2020

Residential: £495.00

Playing in the Presence of God

Led by: Anna Garvie

Playing in the Presence of God is a workshop/retreat where participants are invited to engage in process art as part of their spiritual journey.   Playing with unfamiliar materials, outside...

Starts: 6th July, 2020

Ends: 10th July, 2020

Non-residential: £330.00

Playing in the Presence of God

Led by: Anna Garvie

Playing in the Presence of God is a workshop/retreat where participants are invited to engage in process art as part of their spiritual journey.   Playing with unfamiliar materials, outside...

Starts: 10th July, 2020

Ends: 12th July, 2020

Residential: £260.00

Just Passing Through

Led by: Sue Brayne

This weekend retreat provides an opportunity to take time out from our hectic world so we can explore our relationship with mortality and the inevitability of our death. Developing an acceptance of...

Starts: 10th July, 2020

Ends: 12th July, 2020

Non-residential: £175.00

Just Passing Through

Led by: Sue Brayne

This weekend retreat provides an opportunity to take time out from our hectic world so we can explore our relationship with mortality and the inevitability of our death. Developing an acceptance of...

Starts: 11th July, 2020

Ends: 11th July, 2020

One day course: £50.00

Mandala – as an expression of the Self

Led by: Catriona Galbraith

Since early times, the circle has commanded a strong fascination for humans.  The “Mandala circle”, formed out of our own contemplation and personal reflection, has long been...

Starts: 16th July, 2020

Ends: 16th July, 2020

TLC DAYS: £12.00

TLC Days

These provide people who have retired with an opportunity to have a day out at Ammerdown once a month. 

Starts: 7th August, 2020

Ends: 9th August, 2020

Residential: £290.00

Breathe Deep

Led by: Gail & Ian Adams

This weekend will be an opportunity to pause and to breathe deep - to imagine the divine breath Yahweh breathing life in us, and through us, to bring good to the world.  Breathe deep...

Starts: 7th August, 2020

Ends: 9th August, 2020

Non-residential: £195.00

Breathe Deep

Led by: Gail & Ian Adams

This weekend will be an opportunity to pause and to breathe deep - to imagine the divine breath Yahweh breathing life in us, and through us, to bring good to the world.  Breathe deep...

Starts: 10th August, 2020

Ends: 12th August, 2020

Residential: £275.00

Blessed are the Peacemakers

Led by: Sister Margaret Shepherd & Jonathan Gorsky

The course will examine violent religious texts, and offer approaches to using them as a resource for understanding violence and conflict in our time. We will see how Jewish and Christian...

Starts: 10th August, 2020

Ends: 12th August, 2020

Non-residential: £185.00

Blessed are the Peacemakers

Led by: Sister Margaret Shepherd & Jonathan Gorsky

The course will examine violent religious texts, and offer approaches to using them as a resource for understanding violence and conflict in our time. We will see how Jewish and Christian...

Starts: 10th August, 2020

Ends: 14th August, 2020

Residential: £555.00

Individually Guided Retreat

Led by: Sister Felicity Young

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

Starts: 10th August, 2020

Ends: 14th August, 2020

Non-residential: £350.00

Watercolour based Mixed Media

Led by: Dawn Oliver

On this course we will be using Watercolour as a base or addition to mixed media. We will be covering different textures, techniques, collage and much more. Dawn’s course is suitable for anyone...

Starts: 10th August, 2020

Ends: 14th August, 2020

Residential: £520.00

Watercolour based Mixed Media

Led by: Dawn Oliver

On this course we will be using Watercolour as a base or addition to mixed media. We will be covering different textures, techniques, collage and much more. Dawn’s course is suitable for anyone...

Starts: 14th August, 2020

Ends: 16th August, 2020

Residential: £260.00

Mindfulness for Doctors

Led by: Gwen Adshead, Shaun Bhattacherjee & Mark Radcliffe

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

Starts: 14th August, 2020

Ends: 16th August, 2020

Non-residential: £175.00

Mindfulness for Doctors

Led by: Gwen Adshead, Shaun Bhattacherjee & Mark Radcliffe

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

Starts: 14th August, 2020

Ends: 16th August, 2020

Residential: £260.00

The Healing Power of Vocal Sound

Led by: James d’Angelo

 This course will be centred on producing various kinds of pulsating toning using vowels, consonants and seed syllables for this purpose.  Such sounds are both external and internal so...

Starts: 14th August, 2020

Ends: 16th August, 2020

Non-residential: £175.00

The Healing Power of Vocal Sound

Led by: James d’Angelo

 This course will be centred on producing various kinds of pulsating toning using vowels, consonants and seed syllables for this purpose.  Such sounds are both external and internal so...

Starts: 14th August, 2020

Ends: 16th August, 2020

Residential: £260.00

Poetry Prayer and Silence

Led by: Sue Glanville

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” Anais Nin Does poetry make your heart sing? Are you drawn to silent...

Starts: 14th August, 2020

Ends: 16th August, 2020

Non-residential: £175.00

Poetry Prayer and Silence

Led by: Sue Glanville

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” Anais Nin Does poetry make your heart sing? Are you drawn to silent...

Starts: 21st August, 2020

Ends: 27th August, 2020

Non-residential: £465.00

Bobbin Lace

Led by: Pompi Parry

Bobbin lace making is fun, creative, absorbing and stimulating especially when like-minded students come together to extend their knowledge and learn new skills.  Pompi Parry loves to share her...

Starts: 21st August, 2020

Ends: 27th August, 2020

Residential: £695.00

Bobbin Lace

Led by: Pompi Parry

Bobbin lace making is fun, creative, absorbing and stimulating especially when like-minded students come together to extend their knowledge and learn new skills.  Pompi Parry loves to share her...

Starts: 22nd August, 2020

Ends: 22nd August, 2020

One day course: £50.00

Quiet Day

Led by: Christine Clinch & Narinder Tegally

Hopefully, we will meet in sunshine! Certainly, we will gather in the beauty and peace of Ammerdown. A time to stop and be still, to remember and give thanks. We gather together in the quiet space of...

Starts: 24th August, 2020

Ends: 28th August, 2020

Residential: £520.00

Returning Jesus to his Jewish Context

Led by: Prof. Sr. Maureena Fritz, nds, Ph.D

Supersessionism asserts that the new covenant through Jesus Christ supersedes the Mosaic Covenant of God.  Interpretations of such texts have led to disastrous results for the Jews. Since...

Starts: 24th August, 2020

Ends: 28th August, 2020

Non-residential: £350.00

Returning Jesus to his Jewish Context

Led by: Prof. Sr. Maureena Fritz, nds, Ph.D

Supersessionism asserts that the new covenant through Jesus Christ supersedes the Mosaic Covenant of God.  Interpretations of such texts have led to disastrous results for the Jews. Since...

Starts: 5th September, 2020

Ends: 5th September, 2020

One day course: £50.00

Mindfulness

Led by: Veronica Sheasby

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

Starts: 7th September, 2020

Ends: 11th September, 2020

Residential: £520.00

Chinese Brush Painting – Aquatic China

Led by: Julia Martin

Aquatic life provides a wealth of interesting subjects to discover and paint. We will cover the ‘essentials’ for beginners, and participants will learn through demonstration and...

Starts: 7th September, 2020

Ends: 11th September, 2020

Non-residential: £350.00

Chinese Brush Painting – Aquatic China

Led by: Julia Martin

Aquatic life provides a wealth of interesting subjects to discover and paint. We will cover the ‘essentials’ for beginners, and participants will learn through demonstration and...

Starts: 8th September, 2020

Ends: 8th September, 2020

Refreshing Days for Carers: £25.00

Refreshing Days for Carers

Those who care for others need themselves to be nurtured and cared for. These days are designed to do just that. 

Starts: 10th September, 2020

Ends: 10th September, 2020

TLC DAYS: £12.00

TLC Days

These provide people who have retired with an opportunity to have a day out at Ammerdown once a month. 

Starts: 12th September, 2020

Ends: 12th September, 2020

One day course: £50.00

White Discomfort and Black Lives Matter

Led by: Jayme R. Reaves & Azariah France-Williams

How might white people better understand their privilege?  How can we understand whiteness and white fragility and become better equipped to address and dismantle systemic...

Starts: 2nd October, 2020

Ends: 4th October, 2020

Residential: £330.00

Spiritual Gifts and the Enneagram: Subtypes and Soul

Led by: Karen Webb

Within each of the nine types are three subtypes: self-preservation, social belonging, and one-to-one relationship. Our personality's most unconscious strategies are the greatest barrier to...

Starts: 2nd October, 2020

Ends: 4th October, 2020

Non-residential: £220.00

Spiritual Gifts and the Enneagram: Subtypes and Soul

Led by: Karen Webb

Within each of the nine types are three subtypes: self-preservation, social belonging, and one-to-one relationship. Our personality's most unconscious strategies are the greatest barrier to...

Starts: 3rd October, 2020

Ends: 3rd October, 2020

One day course: £50.00

Talking about Grief and Loss

Led by: Sue Brayne

Grief and loss are part of the human condition. Yet many of us struggle to cope with the profound personal and spiritual crises that loss and grief bring into our lives, the mental and emotional...

Starts: 6th October, 2020

Ends: 6th October, 2020

Refreshing Days for Carers: £25.00

Refreshing Days for Carers

Those who care for others need themselves to be nurtured and cared for. These days are designed to do just that. 

Starts: 12th October, 2020

Ends: 14th October, 2020

Residential: £275.00

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: 12th October, 2020

Ends: 14th October, 2020

Non-residential: £185.00

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: 12th October, 2020

Ends: 15th October, 2020

Residential: £420.00

Exploring the Imagination

Led by: John Bell

For some people it is a bogus reality, for others a source of delight, but what was God's purpose in bestowing those made in God's image with imagination? In this retreat we will look both at...

Starts: 12th October, 2020

Ends: 15th October, 2020

Non-residential: £280.00

Exploring the Imagination

Led by: John Bell

For some people it is a bogus reality, for others a source of delight, but what was God's purpose in bestowing those made in God's image with imagination? In this retreat we will look both at...

Starts: 19th October, 2020

Ends: 23rd October, 2020

Residential: £520.00

Autumn Break

Led by: Gwyneth Evans & Lynn Douglas

This week is designed for seniors looking for an accessible place to rest, recuperate and recharge. Ammerdown provides comfortable bedrooms, beautiful gardens and the opportunity to enjoy delicious...

Starts: 19th October, 2020

Ends: 23rd October, 2020

Residential: £520.00

Calligraphy for All

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: 19th October, 2020

Ends: 23rd October, 2020

Non-residential: £350.00

Calligraphy for All

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: 22nd October, 2020

Ends: 22nd October, 2020

TLC DAYS: £12.00

TLC Days

These provide people who have retired with an opportunity to have a day out at Ammerdown once a month. 

Starts: 24th October, 2020

Ends: 24th October, 2020

One day course: £50.00

Quiet Day

Led by: Jan & Andy Ladhams

This Quiet Day is focused on Jesus’s words: I am the Way, exploring the themes of peace, living freely and lightly. This is an opportunity to take time out from busy lives to pray, reflect,...

Starts: 24th October, 2020

Ends: 24th October, 2020

One day course: £50.00

How to Write Poems that Matter

Led by: Rosie Jackson

‘Poetry can tell us what human beings are. It can tell us why we stumble and fall and how, miraculously, we can stand up.’ Maya Angelou  Through inspiring examples and exciting...

Starts: 26th October, 2020

Ends: 30th October, 2020

Residential: £520.00

Writing Your Own Memoir

Led by: Rosie Jackson

Writing your memoir can be a wonderfully fulfilling and healing process.  Whether it is for yourself, your children or grandchildren, for publication or self-publishing, a memoir helps make...

Starts: 26th October, 2020

Ends: 30th October, 2020

Non-residential: £350.00

Writing Your Own Memoir

Led by: Rosie Jackson

Writing your memoir can be a wonderfully fulfilling and healing process.  Whether it is for yourself, your children or grandchildren, for publication or self-publishing, a memoir helps make...

Starts: 26th October, 2020

Ends: 29th October, 2020

Residential: £405.00

Embroidered Wild Flower Garland

Led by: Annette Bolton

The variety of wild flowers is immense, wild pansy, daisies, cornflowers, buttercups etc, it will be a real delight choosing which flowers you will embroider for your garland. This circular garland...

Starts: 26th October, 2020

Ends: 29th October, 2020

Non-residential: £270.00

Embroidered Wild Flower Garland

Led by: Annette Bolton

The variety of wild flowers is immense, wild pansy, daisies, cornflowers, buttercups etc, it will be a real delight choosing which flowers you will embroider for your garland. This circular garland...

Starts: 30th October, 2020

Ends: 1st November, 2020

Residential: £260.00

Saints Alive

Led by: Margaret Silf

Celebrate All Saintsdifferently this year, in the company of some unlikely and unexpected saints. Meet the B-team who stood alongside Jesus when the A-team betrayed, denied and deserted him. Discover...

Starts: 30th October, 2020

Ends: 1st November, 2020

Non-residential: £175.00

Saints Alive

Led by: Margaret Silf

Celebrate All Saintsdifferently this year, in the company of some unlikely and unexpected saints. Meet the B-team who stood alongside Jesus when the A-team betrayed, denied and deserted him. Discover...

Starts: 30th October, 2020

Ends: 1st November, 2020

Residential: £290.00

Stained Glass Window Workshop

Led by: Sarah Finch

Teaching people of all abilities, including beginners, how to make a stained-glass window/piece and ensuring that everyone leaves with a hand-made masterpiece, Sarah Finch will help you to master the...

Starts: 30th October, 2020

Ends: 1st November, 2020

Non-residential: £205.00

Stained Glass Window Workshop

Led by: Sarah Finch

Teaching people of all abilities, including beginners, how to make a stained-glass window/piece and ensuring that everyone leaves with a hand-made masterpiece, Sarah Finch will help you to master the...

Starts: 2nd November, 2020

Ends: 6th November, 2020

Residential: £520.00

Calm in the Chaos

Led by: Margaret Silf

We are living our lives amid stormy and turbulent circumstances, both personally and collectively, and we long for ‘the peace that the world cannot give’. During this week we will reflect...

Starts: 2nd November, 2020

Ends: 6th November, 2020

Non-residential: £350.00

Calm in the Chaos

Led by: Margaret Silf

We are living our lives amid stormy and turbulent circumstances, both personally and collectively, and we long for ‘the peace that the world cannot give’. During this week we will reflect...

Starts: 6th November, 2020

Ends: 8th November, 2020

Non-residential: £190.00

Stitched Textiles

Led by: Siân Martin

This weekend workshop is suitable for experienced textile artists and is part of a continuous series of weekends (two weekends per year) to help participants develop confidence and an adventurous...

Starts: 6th November, 2020

Ends: 8th November, 2020

Residential: £280.00

Stitched Textiles

Led by: Siân Martin

This weekend workshop is suitable for experienced textile artists and is part of a continuous series of weekends (two weekends per year) to help participants develop confidence and an adventurous...

Starts: 12th November, 2020

Ends: 12th November, 2020

TLC DAYS: £12.00

TLC Days

These provide people who have retired with an opportunity to have a day out at Ammerdown once a month. 

Starts: 21st November, 2020

Ends: 21st November, 2020

One day course: £50.00

Printing for Christmas

Led by: Barbara Butler

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

Starts: 23rd November, 2020

Ends: 23rd November, 2020

One day course: £60.00

Christmas Sugar Craft Workshop

Led by: Kerry Hemms

In this class we will be making sugar flowers for your Christmas cake, including a holly wreath, berries and Christmas roses.

Starts: 24th November, 2020

Ends: 24th November, 2020

One day course: £80.00

Christmas Chocolate Workshop

Led by: Lisa Clarke

Learn the art of working with chocolate to produce a selection of professional handmade chocolates. Take home everything that you make. Finish your day with a tutored chocolate tasting. Spoil your...

Starts: 29th November, 2020

Ends: 4th December, 2020

Residential: £650.00

Finding Fulfilment: Living Fully

Led by: Jacqueline Evans, Jill & Antonio Benet

“I am one with the Source insofar as I act as a source by making everything I have received flow again,” Raimon Panikkar.  In this retreat, we will be looking at how we can join...

Starts: 29th November, 2020

Ends: 4th December, 2020

Non-residential: £435.00

Finding Fulfilment: Living Fully

Led by: Jacqueline Evans, Jill & Antonio Benet

“I am one with the Source insofar as I act as a source by making everything I have received flow again,” Raimon Panikkar.  In this retreat, we will be looking at how we can join...

Starts: 1st December, 2020

Ends: 1st December, 2020

Refreshing Days for Carers: £25.00

Refreshing Days for Carers

Those who care for others need themselves to be nurtured and cared for. These days are designed to do just that. 

Starts: 4th December, 2020

Ends: 6th December, 2020

Residential: £260.00

Making Personalised Christmas Cards

Led by: Dawn Oliver

On this course we will be creating personalised Christmas Cards for special people in your life. We will use a wide range of techniques and mediums. Bring your own materials and Dawn will also supply...

Starts: 4th December, 2020

Ends: 6th December, 2020

Non-residential: £175.00

Making Personalised Christmas Cards

Led by: Dawn Oliver

On this course we will be creating personalised Christmas Cards for special people in your life. We will use a wide range of techniques and mediums. Bring your own materials and Dawn will also supply...

Starts: 11th December, 2020

Ends: 13th December, 2020

Residential: £280.00

Advent Retreat

Led by: Pádraig Ó Tuama

This weekend course will explore the dynamic of Welcome in the context of conflict. Through groupwork, poetry, discussion and teaching, we will reflect on the following questions: How can we find a...

Starts: 11th December, 2020

Ends: 13th December, 2020

Non-residential: £190.00

Advent Retreat

Led by: Pádraig Ó Tuama

This weekend course will explore the dynamic of Welcome in the context of conflict. Through groupwork, poetry, discussion and teaching, we will reflect on the following questions: How can we find a...

Starts: 22nd December, 2020

Ends: 27th December, 2020

Residential: £675.00

Christmas House Party

Ammerdown is the perfect place to celebrate Christmas: good company, delicious, home-cooked food, beautiful surroundings. As soon as you walk in and see the Christmas tree and our welcoming staff,...