This is a chance to relax in the beautiful environment provided by Ammerdown, with no other pressure than to put yourself first and to take care of your needs – be it physical rest and/or spiritual refreshment.
Please arrive by noon on Monday. Ends with lunch on Friday.
This is a chance to relax in the beautiful environment provided by Ammerdown, with no other pressure than to put yourself first and to take care of your needs – be it physical rest and/or spiritual refreshment. There is no set programme (apart from set times for meals), because we want to tailor the week to people’s needs and desires. We do provide a ‘companion’, though: a lovely lady called Sue Smith will be on hand all week with the responsibility of making sure that everyone has everything she/he needs. Sue is a qualified counsellor and spiritual director (from the Anglican tradition) and she will be happy to meet guests on a one to one basis if they wish. We also have amongst our staff a spiritual director from the catholic tradition who will be equally happy to meet people one to one. (Available October only)
Throughout the week, you can join in our morning end evening prayers, enjoy the delicious food and make the most of Ammerdown’s wonderful gardens and local walks. We can advise you on some beautiful places to visit locally. We can also arrange fun activities on the spur of the moment, such as Film evenings. We can even arrange for special therapy sessions such as a massage, although this would come at an extra cost.
In other words, we will do our best to make sure you have an enjoyable week and go away feeling rested and refreshed - and also maybe a bit further along your spiritual journey in life…
Last year’s participants reported that they really appreciated the freedom to do as they pleased whilst enjoying fellowship with others during chapel services and meal times. Those who made use of the offer of counseling or personal accompaniment also said they greatly benefited from it.
So why not have a go yourself this year, if you fancy a break in a peaceful, beautiful and caring environment?