Programme 2018

  • Tue
    20
    Feb
    2018
    Thu
    22
    Feb
    2018
    12 noonHolland House

    Whether you're a Christian who already goes to a yoga class, have an interest in how yoga can support your faith, or would simply like to experience yoga within a Christian framework, this short Lent retreat is for you. Revd Ian Spencer will introduce Yoga as a practice Christians can use to deeply connect with faith, working with body practice, breath, and meditation to explore the Lenten season.  Biblical scripture, chanting and times of silence and stillness are combined to create three days of a very special Lenten practice.

    Cost is £185, fully inclusive  To book your place, click on this link...  http://www.hollandhouse.org/product/yoga-for-christians-in-lent/

  • Thu
    15
    Mar
    2018
    09.30 - 4.00pmHolland House

    Whether you're a Christian who already goes to a yoga class, have an interest in how yoga can support your faith, or would simply like to experience yoga within a Christian framework, this retreat is for you. Revd Ian Spencer is a qualified Hatha Yoga teacher and has taught both classes and offered individual (one to one) tuition.  Ian will introduce Yoga as a practice that Christians can use to deeply connect with faith, working with body practice, breath, and meditation to help us explore what St Paul meant when he said "do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God, and that you are not your own?  (1 Cor 6.19)   This is one of five days on offer this year - check the programme or shop for other dates. Lunch will be vegetarian.

    Cost £35  including refreshment and two course lunch. Mats and other equipment can be provided.

    If you would like to book a place on this course please click on the link Yoga for Christians: 15th March 2018

  • Tue
    27
    Mar
    2018
    12 noonHolland House

    In collaboration with very successful Evesham Festival of Words,  Nathen Amin will be speaking about the House of Beaufort and The Battle of Tewkesbury. Arrive at Holland House from 12 noon when you can enjoy a pre-lunch drink from the bar before sitting down to a two course set meal followed by Nathen's fabulous talk.

    If you would like to book a place at this Friendly Lunch, please click on the link The House of Beaufort and The Battle of Tewkesbury.

    Cost: £15 per person (drinks not included).

  • Wed
    28
    Mar
    2018
    Thu
    29
    Mar
    2018
    10am arrivalHolland House

    The first of the new residential Quiet25 Retreats for the Quiet Garden Movement will take place from 10am on Wednesday 28 March until 4pm on Thursday 29 March 2018, at Holland House, near Evesham, Worcestershire, UK.  Open to anyone, they are an opportunity to rest and explore contemplative and meditative practices from our Quiet25 Exploring Silence Course and connect with others involved in Quiet Gardens.

    Drawing on different aspects of Christian contemplative tradition, the retreat is intended to be inclusive, flexible and accessible to a wide range of participants. We are an ecumenical Movement and the retreat is open to everyone, those of faith or none. The retreat will include space for individual reflection and silence, as well as group time where we will explore a variety of exercises and practices that nurture our relationship with silence

    The retreat will be led by Matt Freer and Tina Jefferies, both experienced retreat facilitators and authors of the Quiet25 course.

    Contact:  info@quietgarden.org,  call 01494 578909  or visit http://quietgarden.org for more information and to book.

  • Fri
    06
    Apr
    2018
    10 - 4pmHolland House

     

    Hosted by CARM (The Creative Arts Retreat Movement) and Holland House this day retreat is an exploration of darkness and light in the spiritual life and how we reflect this in art.

    This day comes just after Easter during which many of us will have travelled along the darkness of the way of the cross to the light of the resurrection. Light and dark are great themes in the Christian faith and in the Christian life. All of us experience times of darkness and light, sorrows and joys, ups and downs.  Life teaches us that they are an inevitable part of our humanity.

    What does it mean to discover God in both the light and the dark?  Can our darkness “dazzle” with the light of God even in difficult times and can we experience the light of God when our prayer seems dry and dark?

    This day will explore these two elements using times of silence, times of input and time to pray.  We will use paint and pastel as a way of expressing our prayer in a different way.  You do not need to bring anything (though if you have some art materials it would be helpful to bring them) and you do NOT have to be good at art – just to have a desire to let go, pray and see what comes.

    This day is for everyone who would like to explore how spirituality and creativity can go together.

    The cost is £32 per person which includes refreshments and lunch.

    If you would like to come on this Quiet Day, please click on the following link Dazzling Darkness.

     

  • Wed
    11
    Apr
    2018
    9:30 amHolland House

    One of a series of day retreat's on offer throughout 2018,  working with the teachings of Fr Richard Rohr, Franciscan Friar, author and leader of the Centre for Action and Contemplation.

    Led by Revd Ian Spencer these retreats carry on from the very popular 2017 series "Practice Experience Prayer days (PEP) - one day retreats on the history and practice of Christian contemplative prayer.

    Theme for today is "In the Beginning" - taken from "A Spring Within Us" Meditations by Richard Rohr.

    Each day will include a short act of worship, teaching, discussion and free time to practice/consider what we've learned.

    The day will conclude at 4.00pm with afternoon tea.

    Cost £35 and includes morning coffee, 2 course lunch and afternoon tea.

    Click on this link to book your place on-line: Richard Rohr Meditations: 11 April 2018

     

  • Fri
    27
    Apr
    2018
    Sun
    29
    Apr
    2018
    2pm arrivalHolland House

    A wonderful opportunity to step aside, take a prayerful look at the ministry of healing and wholeness, and relax together.

    The Reverend Steve Clark, who has great experience in this ministry and was formerly Chaplain at Burrswood, and Crowhurst, will guide our reflections. We will cover the following topics:

    • Exploring the Jesus way: How did He touch peoples’ lives?
    • What is our model for prayer ministry?
    • The truth that heals – being gently honest
    • The self-awareness of the wounded healer
    • The healed church – functioning as the Body of Christ.

    There will also be a Eucharist at 10am on Sunday.  President: The Venerable Nikki Groarke, Archdeacon of Dudley.

    A very warm welcome awaits all engaged in the ministry of healing and wholeness in their church; and those interested in doing so (with their Minister’s endorsement).

    LIMITED SPACE: BOOK SOON! Cost: £150 inclusive.

    Limited bursary assistance may be available.

    Contact Peter Perry: 01386 861791 or email peterandsue@gmail.com

  • Thu
    03
    May
    2018
    09.30 - 4.00pmHolland House

    Whether you're a Christian who already goes to a yoga class, have an interest in how yoga can support your faith, or would simply like to experience yoga within a Christian framework, this retreat is for you. Revd Ian Spencer is a qualified Hatha Yoga teacher and has taught both classes and offered individual (one to one) tuition.  Ian will introduce Yoga as a practice that Christians can use to deeply connect with faith, working with body practice, breath, and meditation to help us explore what St Paul meant when he said "do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God, and that you are not your own?  (1 Cor 6.19)   This is one of five days on offer this year - check the programme or shop for other dates. Lunch will be vegetarian.

    Cost £35  including refreshment and two course lunch. Mats and other equipment can be provided.

    If you would like to book a place on this course, please click on the link Yoga for Christians: 3rd May 2018

  • Fri
    04
    May
    2018
    Sun
    06
    May
    2018
    4pm arrivalHolland House

    FRIENDS of HOLLAND HOUSE WEEKEND

     

    From 4pm Friday 4th May to 11am Sunday 6th May and the cost £125 per person.

    ‘A Weekend in Harmony with Creation’

    Additional accommodation is available on Thursday 3rd May for those travelling a distance.

    Guests are welcome to stay for dinner, bed and breakfast on Sunday in return for help at the ‘Cropthorne Walkabout’.

    If you would like to book a place on this weekend please click on the link Friends Weekend 2018

     

  • Fri
    01
    Jun
    2018
    Sun
    03
    Jun
    2018
    4pm arrivalHolland House

    This retreat will be led by Revd Clive Harper and Ann Parker.

    'Some blessed Hope’

    ‘We stand on the shoulders of giants’; in our time together at this weekend retreat we shall attempt to stand on the shoulders of Thomas Hardy; not the sometimes gloomy talented story teller but the inspired poet. From our vantage point we shall try to see with his eyes the things he saw and find ‘some blessed hope’ to cheer us on our way.

    ‘We follow in the footsteps of them that have gone before’; to this end, as we discern the direction of Thomas Hardy we shall also recall the leadership of Diana Walls over the years and give thanks for all she has given us and trust that the ‘blessed hope’ which she had is now a reality for her.

    Do take the time to read some Hardy poetry; and if you wish, do contact either of us in advance of the retreat. You can do this through Holland House. We look forward to joining with fellow pilgrims on 1st to 3rd June. 

    The cost is £190 per person which includes accommodation and meals.

    If you would like to book on this retreat, please click on the link CARM Retreat: Poetry and Prayer

  • Thu
    14
    Jun
    2018
    9:30 amHolland House

    One of a series of day retreat's on offer throughout 2018,  working with the teachings of Fr Richard Rohr, Franciscan Friar, author and leader of the Centre for Action and Contemplation.

    Led by Revd Ian Spencer these retreats carry on from the very popular 2017 series "Practice Experience Prayer days (PEP) - one day retreats on the history and practice of Christian contemplative prayer.

    Theme for today is "Leaving the Garden" - taken from "A Spring Within Us" Meditations by Richard Rohr.

    Each day will include a short act of worship, teaching, discussion and free time to practice/consider what we've learned.

    The day will conclude at 4.00pm with afternoon tea.

    Cost £35 and includes morning coffee, 2 course lunch and afternoon tea.

    To book your place on this Retreat please click on the following link: Richard Rohr Meditations: Thursday 14 June 2018

  • Sat
    30
    Jun
    2018
    6:30 pmHolland House

    Join us for supper on Saturday 30th June which will be followed by the 3rd visit to Holland House of the Blackheart Orchestra, a British singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist duo comprising long term collaborators Chrissy Mostyn and Richard Pilkington.

    The band blend musical styles in a non-conformist way seamlessly sidestepping boundaries to create their unique, highly individual, emotion-drenched music.

    A night not to be missed!

    £18 to include supper at 7pm.

    If you would like to book tickets for this concert please click on the following link: The Blackheart Orchestra: Saturday 30th June 2018

  • Thu
    26
    Jul
    2018
    09.30 - 4.00pmHolland House

    Whether you're a Christian who already goes to a yoga class, have an interest in how yoga can support your faith, or would simply like to experience yoga within a Christian framework, this retreat is for you. Revd Ian Spencer is a qualified Hatha Yoga teacher and has taught both classes and offered individual (one to one) tuition.  Ian will introduce Yoga as a practice that Christians can use to deeply connect with faith, working with body practice, breath, and meditation to help us explore what St Paul meant when he said "do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God, and that you are not your own?  (1 Cor 6.19)   This is one of five days on offer this year - check the programme or shop for other dates. Lunch will be vegetarian.

    Cost £35  including refreshment and two course lunch. Mats and other equipment can be provided.

    If you would like to book a place on this course please click on the link Yoga for Christians: 26 July 2018

  • Thu
    09
    Aug
    2018
    9:30 amHolland House

    One of a series of day retreat's on offer throughout 2018,  working with the teachings of Fr Richard Rohr, Franciscan Friar, author and leader of the Centre for Action and Contemplation.

    Led by Revd Ian Spencer these retreats carry on from the very popular 2017 series "Practice Experience Prayer days (PEP) - one day retreats on the history and practice of Christian contemplative prayer.

    Theme for today is "Open heart, mind and body" - taken from "A Spring Within Us" Meditations by Richard Rohr.

    Each day will include a short act of worship, teaching, discussion and free time to practice/consider what we've learned.

    The day will conclude at 4.00pm with afternoon tea.

    Cost £35 and includes morning coffee, 2 course lunch and afternoon tea.

    If you would like to book a place on this Retreat please click on the following link: Richard Rohr Meditations: Thursday 9 August 2018

  • Mon
    13
    Aug
    2018
    12:30 pmHolland House

    Join us at 12.30pm for a two course lunch (to be served at 1pm), followed by a piano recital by Chris Long in the Chapel.

    The cost is £15 per person.

    If you would like to join us, please book by clicking on the following link Chris Long: Lunch and Piano Recital: Monday 13th August 2018

  • Mon
    10
    Sep
    2018
    10 - 4pmHolland House

    How about taking a Quiet Day at home on your own?  Marianne will guide you through and will suggest some imaginary journeys of reflection in nature.

    Cost per day £32 including morning coffee, two course lunch and afternoon tea.

    If you would like to book a place on this Quiet Day, please click on the following link Quiet Days at home and experiencing nature.

     

     

     

  • Fri
    28
    Sep
    2018
    Sun
    30
    Sep
    2018
    5pm arrivalHolland House

    Holland House is delighted to welcome the world renowned Sufi and Aramaic scholar Dr Neil Douglas-Klotz for a very special weekend retreat.

    "Chanting and meditating with the words of Jesus in his native Aramaic language...... (either aloud or silently) offers one a direct connection through vibration, sound and breath to the spirituality of a person. Predating the Western creeds and original sin-based theology, in the same way that Eastern mantra can, it bypasses the overly-busy, conceptual mind and allows one to enter deeply into feeling and body.This meditative art combines simple chanting with contemplative, body-based awareness, either sitting in silence or with gentle circle dance movement. It can also be used as a retreat process of spiritual renewal. This retreat will offer an experience with its originator, who will also offer suggestions for starting and leading one’s own group".   Early booking essential.

    Cost is £255 per person which includes all meals and accommodation.

    If you would like to book a place on this retreat, please click on the link Breathing Life of All Retreat - Neil Douglas-Klotz

     

  • Thu
    18
    Oct
    2018
    09.30 - 4.00pmHolland House

    Whether you're a Christian who already goes to a yoga class, have an interest in how yoga can support your faith, or would simply like to experience yoga within a Christian framework, this retreat is for you. Revd Ian Spencer is a qualified Hatha Yoga teacher and has taught both classes and offered individual (one to one) tuition.  Ian will introduce Yoga as a practice that Christians can use to deeply connect with faith, working with body practice, breath, and meditation to help us explore what St Paul meant when he said "do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God, and that you are not your own?  (1 Cor 6.19)   This is one of five days on offer this year - check the programme or shop for other dates. Lunch will be vegetarian.

    Cost £35  including refreshment and two course lunch. Mats and other equipment can be provided.

    If you would like to book a place on this course please click on the link Yoga for Christians: 18th October 2018

  • Fri
    19
    Oct
    2018
    12:30 pmHolland House

    Join us at 12.30pm for a two course lunch (to be served at 1pm), followed by a piano recital by Chris Long in the Chapel.

    The cost is £15 per person.

    If you would like to join us, please book by clicking on the following link Chris Long: Lunch and Piano Recital: Friday 19th October 2018

  • Thu
    01
    Nov
    2018
    9:30 amHolland House

    One of a series of day retreat's on offer throughout 2018,  working with the teachings of Fr Richard Rohr, Franciscan Friar, author and leader of the Centre for Action and Contemplation.

    Led by Revd Ian Spencer these retreats carry on from the very popular 2017 series "Practice Experience Prayer days (PEP) - one day retreats on the history and practice of Christian contemplative prayer.

    Theme for today is "Life as participation" - taken from "A Spring Within Us" Meditations by Richard Rohr.

    Each day will include a short act of worship, teaching, discussion and free time to practice/consider what we've learned.

    The day will conclude at 4.00pm with afternoon tea.

    Cost £35 and includes morning coffee, 2 course lunch and afternoon tea.

    If you would like to book a place on this Retreat please click on the link: Richard Rohr Meditations: Thursday 1 November 2018

  • Fri
    16
    Nov
    2018
    Sun
    18
    Nov
    2018
    4pm arrivalHolland House

    Holland House is delighted to welcome the Internationally renowned musician, author, speaker and spiritual teacher of the Iona Community, Revd John Bell.

    John will lead a weekend of preparing to do Advent differently - "reflections on the midwinter seasons before they begin, avoiding Christmas carols, nativity plays, mistletoe and partridges in pear trees!".   As this retreat will be very popular early booking is recommended.

    Cost is £255 per person which includes accommodation and meals.

    If you would like to book a place on this retreat, please click on the link 'In Advance of Advent' Retreat - John Bell

  • Thu
    06
    Dec
    2018
    09.30 - 4.00pmHolland House

    Whether you're a Christian who already goes to a yoga class, have an interest in how yoga can support your faith, or would simply like to experience yoga within a Christian framework, this retreat is for you. Revd Ian Spencer is a qualified Hatha Yoga teacher and has taught both classes and offered individual (one to one) tuition.  Ian will introduce Yoga as a practice that Christians can use to deeply connect with faith, working with body practice, breath, and meditation to help us explore what St Paul meant when he said "do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God, and that you are not your own?  (1 Cor 6.19)   This is one of five days on offer this year - check the programme or shop for other dates. Lunch will be vegetarian.

    Cost £35  including refreshment and two course lunch. Mats and other equipment can be provided.

    If you would like to book a place on this course please click on the link Yoga for Christians: 6th December 2018

  • Fri
    14
    Dec
    2018
    Mon
    17
    Dec
    2018
    12 noon arrivalHolland House

    For several years Holland House has been offering four day retreats based on the teachings of Fr Richard Rohr OFM and the faculty of the Centre for Action and Contemplation (CAC). This years retreat will be focusing on 'scripture as spirituality', using the books The Wisdom Jesus (Bourgeault),  Scripture & Spirituality (Rohr) and Jesus' Plan for a New World (Rohr).  As these retreats are booked-out quickly with waiting lists, it's advisable to book early.

    Only 25 places available. The retreat is led by Revd Ian Spencer, Urs Mattman and Dorothy Littlewood (graduate of the Rohr "Living School").  Richard Rohr no longer travels outside the USA and will not be present.

     

     

    Cost per person £295 which includes accommodation and meals.

    If you would like to book a place on this retreat, please click on the following link The Wisdom Jesus - Scripture as Spirituality - The Richard Rohr Retreat