The day costs £22.50, includes tea/coffee on arrival from 10am, lunch and ends at 3.30pm.
These days, for men and women, will allow us to delve deeper and let the truths of scripture sink in and shape our foundations. Amidst the tranquil Mulberry House grounds, the day will include focussing on scriptures and practical guidance from our leaders to nurture your journey with God. (There will be opportunity for prayer with one of our team as required).
Friday 29th March - Amy Boucher Pye
Join us in an enriching day of engaging with the Bible through prayer as we explore two ancient practices that have stood the test of time. One is lectio divina, a way of praying through a passage from Scripture that helps it sink into our hearts and minds, and the other is gospel contemplation, a way to engage with the stories of Jesus imaginatively. We’ll have time to try out these practices during the day, both of which can be a means of encountering the God who loves to communicate with his people.
Amy Boucher Pye is a writer and speaker who is the author of the award-winning Finding Myself in Britain (Authentic Media, 2015) and The Living Cross (BRF, 2016). She loves writing Bible reading notes, including for Living Light and Our Daily Bread. She holds an MA in Christian Spirituality from Heythrop College, University of London (2017).
Tuesday 16th July – Margaret Bale
“Do not be anxious about anything,” Paul urges us but when life gets too busy and too complicated and we find ourselves battling with stress, it isn’t always easy to hear God’s voice saying, “Be still”. It is then that we most need to take time out and take hold of the peace that Jesus holds out to us. We will begin this day by looking at the causes of stress before sharing some ideas for freeing ourselves up from anxieties. After lunch there will be time for individual reflection, using helpful verses from the Bible, as well as opportunity to receive personal prayer.
Margaret is a church leader in Suffolk and a trained counsellor who has supported a number of clients with anxiety issues. As a volunteer, she assists a Christian counselling charity in providing training in aspects of pastoral care.
The Mulberry House Pastoral Centre is the perfect place for leaders’ retreats or church away days. It is ideal for small church groups and leaders’ gatherings to enjoy time together free from distractions, in a space set apart for you, enabling your time to be as fruitful as possible. Seating up to 35, the room provides a small lounge and refreshment area, a piano and computer projection.
Set within the beautiful grounds of Mulberry House, the Pastoral Centre offers a place of stillness and peace in which to seek the LORD together and opportunity for quiet reflection. Available for £15.00 per person to include room hire, two servings of tea/coffee and a mixed sandwich platter lunch served with chips.
For bookings please contact the Pastoral Centre 01277 365398 option 4.