Tuesday 17th October – Autumn Leaves and Advent Enters


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Autumn Leaves and Advent Enters

 A led, one-day retreat exploring the harvest of Autumn and preparing for the new beginnings of Advent


Each year we celebrate the bounty and beauty of the Autumn months, praising God for the wonders of creation.


Holland House and its extensive gardens are beautiful at this time of year; a time to reflect on the recent past, but also to look forward to preparing for the coming of the Christ Child in the season of Advent.  What is God saying to us at this time of change?


We invite you to spend the day exploring what you are ‘gathering in’ and what you have plans, hopes and maybe even dreams for in the coming year.  Using the Bible and other prayers, poems and texts from the Celtic tradition, we will put aside time in the peace of Holland House to settle ourselves into the seasons of quietness which can also be seasons of busyness and even stress, when the time can be taken up with other things.


This will be a led, one-day retreat by Canon Julie Fay.  She is a Friend of Holland House and has contributed several times to quiet days and retreats at the house.  She is a licensed Reader Minister in the Church of England and Honorary Lay Canon of Gloucester Cathedral.


The day will start at 10am and conclude at 4pm with tea and cake, two course lunch included


You are very welcome to make this day part of a longer stay at Holland House. Please contact us for details.