Programme

To see the full list of events planned for 2021 and book your place, click on this link to browse Our On-line Shop 

Note: We’re beginning to add certain talks offered during events and other occasions, onto our Youtube Channel.    To have a look at these just click on this link Holland House Retreat YouTube

  • Thu
    01
    Jul
    2021
    10:00 am

    The first Thursday of every month offers the chance to spend a lovely day working in one of the most beautiful gardens in Worcestershire.

    Holland House has over 3 acres of gardens;  formal area's created in the 1920's Edwardian style, wild area's left to natures own delightful designs, a large walled kitchen garden, herbary and rose garden, all bordered on one side by the River Avon. Head Gardener Patrick Swan (M.I.Hort) will be on site all day with a variety of tasks for us to carry out in order to keep these precious garden and grounds in tip-top condition.

    We begin at 10.00am and complete no later than 4.00pm, although any time you can offer in between is very much appreciated.

    Click here for more information and to book your place: https://www.hollandhouse.org/product/garden-volunteers-day-july-1st/

  • Tue
    13
    Jul
    2021
  • Wed
    14
    Jul
    2021
  • Thu
    15
    Jul
    2021
    10am - 4pm

    Join the Friends of Holland House for a Quiet Day in the gardens at Holland House. All welcome

    A short reflection will be followed by most of the day free for private reflection and enjoying the garden. A Communion service is offered before a sandwich lunch, and a plenary session at the end before tea.

     An event organised by the Friends of Holland House and open to ALL
  • Fri
    16
    Jul
    2021
    12.30 - 3pm

    Come by yourself or with a friend for a friendly two course lunch, served at 1pm, followed by coffee and a talk.

    The speaker will be Liz Ross - It's 60 degrees North ... and some other Quite Interesting things about the islands of Shetland .

    An event organised by the Friends of Holland House and open to ALL
  • Wed
    28
    Jul
    2021
    10am - 4pm

    The last year or so has been a time of loss in so many ways, family and friends, health and well-being, opportunities, relationships....... The day will be led by Alex Vaccaro and include time for personal reflection and sharing and learning from our experiences of bereavement.

    Revd Canon Alex Vaccaro is Associate Priest in the Kidderminster Ismere Parish  and Dean of Self-Supporting Ministers in the Diocese of Worcester.

    An event organised by the Friends of Holland House and open to ALL
    Bursaries: If you (or someone you know) are very keen to come but are unable to afford the cost there are limited bursaries available – please write to the Warden via reservations@hollandhouse.org
    Donate: If you would like to help someone who is unable to afford the cost to come to an event like this please add a Bursary Donation to your basket when booking.

     

  • Thu
    05
    Aug
    2021
    10:00 am

    The first Thursday of every month offers the chance to spend a lovely day working in one of the most beautiful gardens in Worcestershire.

    We begin at 10.00am and complete no later than 4.00pm, although any time you can offer in between is very much appreciated.

    Click here for more information and to book your place:https://www.hollandhouse.org/product/garden-volunteer-day-august-3rd/

  • Thu
    19
    Aug
    2021
    10am - 4pm

    Join the Friends of Holland House for a Quiet Day in the gardens at Holland House. All welcome

    A short reflection will be followed by most of the day free for private reflection and enjoying the garden. A Communion service is offered before a sandwich lunch, and a plenary session at the end before tea.

    An event organised by the Friends of Holland House and open to ALL
  • Thu
    02
    Sep
    2021
    10:00 am

    The first Thursday of every month offers the chance to spend a lovely day working in one of the most beautiful gardens in Worcestershire.

    Holland House has over 3 acres of gardens;  formal area's created in the 1920's Edwardian style, wild area's left to natures own delightful designs, a large walled kitchen garden, herbary and rose garden, all bordered on one side by the River Avon. Head Gardener Patrick Swan (M.I.Hort) will be on site all day with a variety of tasks for us to carry out in order to keep these precious garden and grounds in tip-top condition.

    We begin at 10.00am and complete no later than 4.00pm, although any time you can offer in between is very much appreciated.

    Click here for more information and to book your place: https://www.hollandhouse.org/product/garden-volunteer-day-september-2nd/

  • Mon
    06
    Sep
    2021
  • Sat
    11
    Sep
    2021
    10am - 4pm

    There is much about our everyday experience of life and faith that can leave us uncertain as to whether it is a gift of God, a co-incidence, an accident, or our own wish-fulfilment. In this day we’ll explore some wisdom from scripture, and the Christian tradition that can help us sift our experiences and gain greater confidence in discerning where the Spirit of God is moving in it all.

    Nick Helm is a priest in the Hereford Diocese and has long experience as a spiritual director, retreat and quite day leader and in nurturing spiritual growth. He has written several Grove books in their Spirituality Series including ’Soul Spark’ a short course in prayer and spiritual growth. His website is www.soulspark.online

     An event organised by the Friends of Holland House and open to ALL
    Bursaries: If you (or someone you know) are very keen to come but are unable to afford the cost there are limited bursaries available – please write to the Warden via reservations@hollandhouse.org
    Donate: If you would like to help someone who is unable to afford the cost to come to an event like this please add a Bursary Donation to your basket when booking.
  • Thu
    16
    Sep
    2021
    10am - 4pm

    Join the Friends of Holland House for a Quiet Day in the gardens at Holland House. All welcome

    A short reflection will be followed by most of the day free for private reflection and enjoying the garden. A Communion service is offered before a sandwich lunch, and a plenary session at the end before tea.

    An event organised by the Friends of Holland House and open to ALL
  • Fri
    17
    Sep
    2021
    Sun
    19
    Sep
    2021

    9/11: Shock figures show 2,500 rescue workers at Twin ...

    A weekend retreat, 17th - 19th September 2021

    Most of us will remember where we were on September 11th 2001 and this September sees the 20th anniversary of the attacks on the Twin Towers and Pentagon in the USA.

    That cataclysmic event changed the course of history, and continues to affect the political, economic and religious life of the world even today. Although many reacted angrily and without serious reflection, some went away and spent time deeply considering just how humanity had come to this point. The American singer/ songwriter Bruce Springsteen did just that and a year later produced his response via an Album of music called "The Rising". Eleven months of reflection and creativity had produced songs about death, loss, love, joy, faith, empathy and resurrection.  Though none of his songs are explicitly religious, they do reveal a deep thoughtfulness and spirituality.

    Anglican priest and Holland House trustee, Peter Knight, will lead us through an exploration of The Rising songs, reflecting on how they relate to the experience of New Yorkers and the world, twenty years ago, and how they speak to the depths of our humanity, today.

    Arrive between 4pm and 5pm on Friday and depart after lunch on Sunday.

    cost is £290 fully inclusive

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Sat
    25
    Sep
    2021
    10am - 4pm

    This autumnal Quiet Day will focus on our care for creation and our responsibility not to abuse it .......

    The day will be led by Alex Vaccaro.

    Revd Canon Alex Vaccaro is Associate Priest in the Kidderminster Ismere Parish  and Dean of Self-Supporting Ministers in the Diocese of Worcester.

    An event organised by the Friends of Holland House and open to ALL
    Bursaries: If you (or someone you know) are very keen to come but are unable to afford the cost there are limited bursaries available – please write to the Warden via reservations@hollandhouse.org
    Donate: If you would like to help someone who is unable to afford the cost to come to an event like this please add a Bursary Donation to your basket when booking.
  • Thu
    07
    Oct
    2021
    10:00 am

     

    The first Thursday of every month offers the chance to spend a lovely day working in one of the most beautiful gardens in Worcestershire.

    Holland House has over 3 acres of gardens;  formal area's created in the 1920's Edwardian style, wild area's left to natures own delightful designs, a large walled kitchen garden, herbary and rose garden, all bordered on one side by the River Avon. Head Gardener Patrick Swan (M.I.Hort) will be on site all day with a variety of tasks for us to carry out in order to keep these precious garden and grounds in tip-top condition.

    We begin at 10.00am and complete no later than 4.00pm, although any time you can offer in between is very much appreciated.

    Click here for more information and to book your place:https://www.hollandhouse.org/product/garden-volunteer-day-october-7th/

  • Fri
    22
    Oct
    2021
    Mon
    25
    Oct
    2021

    October 22nd - October 25th

    For many years Holland House has hosted a residential retreat based on the books and spirituality of Fr Richard Rohr.

    Always popular, this retreat has moved from its 2020 date to 2021 with almost everyone booked on the original asking for a place on the new date.  That said,  there are still 4 places left, so do click on this link to read more and book your place asap! Rohr: Hope against darkness

    The Warden (Revd Ian Spencer) will be hosting the retreat along with his colleague Urs Mattmann and will include talks, discussion, meditation, worship and free time.

    Arrival from 4.00pm Friday 22nd,  retreat concludes at 1.00pm Monday October 25th

  • Fri
    29
    Oct
    2021
    Sun
    31
    Oct
    2021
    12:00 pmHolland House

    International Aramaic scholar Neil Douglas-Klotz returns to Holland House in 2020 to guide us through the Beatitudes following the path to "ripeness".

    Breathing with Unity, Living with Blessing 

    Chant, Movement and Contemplative Prayer with the Aramaic Jesus

    This year at Holland House, we will return to the heart-awareness of the present moment with a journey through the Beatitudes of Jesus in Aramaic. Through chant, simple circle movement and contemplative prayer, we will re-enter the state that Jesus calls tub, “blessedly ripe—at the right time and place” We will follow the journey of one of the most profound aspects of Jesus’ teaching, the Beatitudes in Matthew. This is a healing journey that takes us to deepest part of ourselves and then resurrects us in power and joy. Whether or not you have joined in these Aramaic retreats previously, this is a wonderful doorway into Jesus’ native spirituality and way of meditation.

    Book on-line

  • Thu
    04
    Nov
    2021
    10:00 am

    The first Thursday of every month offers the chance to spend a lovely day working in one of the most beautiful gardens in Worcestershire.

    Holland House has over 3 acres of gardens;  formal area's created in the 1920's Edwardian style, wild area's left to natures own delightful designs, a large walled kitchen garden, herbary and rose garden, all bordered on one side by the River Avon. Head Gardener Patrick Swan (M.I.Hort) will be on site all day with a variety of tasks for us to carry out in order to keep these precious garden and grounds in tip-top condition.

    We begin at 10.00am and complete no later than 4.00pm, although any time you can offer in between is very much appreciated.

    Click here for more information and to book your place: https://www.hollandhouse.org/product/garden-volunteer-day-november-4th/

  • Sat
    13
    Nov
    2021
    10am - 4pm

    As we approach the time of Advent this Quiet Day will focus on how we can learn the art of 'waiting' from nature. The day will be led by Alex Vaccaro.

    Revd Canon Alex Vaccaro is Associate Priest in the Kidderminster Ismere Parish  and Dean of Self-Supporting Ministers in the Diocese of Worcester.

    An event organised by the Friends of Holland House and open to ALL
    Bursaries: If you (or someone you know) are very keen to come but are unable to afford the cost there are limited bursaries available – please write to the Warden via reservations@hollandhouse.org
    Donate: If you would like to help someone who is unable to afford the cost to come to an event like this please add a Bursary Donation to your basket when booking.
  • Mon
    22
    Nov
    2021
    Fri
    26
    Nov
    2021

    It's been a few years since Holland House hosted a retreat based on the great spiritual quest that is the Enneagram.

    It's our delight therefore to offer this five day retreat, which is becoming very popular all around the world, arising in harmony with a growing interest in well-being and mental / spiritual health.  These retreats are in great demand in Retreat Houses around the country, so don't miss your opportunity to book a place asap. Only 18 places are available for this event.  Click here for more information and a chance to book  Enneagram Retreat

    Enneagram (Greek for ‘9 points’) describes 9 personality types and is a powerful tool for
    personal and spiritual growth. The Enneagram helps us to see ourselves and others more
    clearly and compassionately and understand what might prevent us from living as fully as God
    intended.

  • Thu
    02
    Dec
    2021
    10:00 am

    The first Thursday of every month offers the chance to spend a lovely day working in one of the most beautiful gardens in Worcestershire.

    Holland House has over 3 acres of gardens;  formal area's created in the 1920's Edwardian style, wild area's left to natures own delightful designs, a large walled kitchen garden, herbary and rose garden, all bordered on one side by the River Avon. Head Gardener Patrick Swan (M.I.Hort) will be on site all day with a variety of tasks for us to carry out in order to keep these precious garden and grounds in tip-top condition.

    We begin at 10.00am and complete no later than 4.00pm, although any time you can offer in between is very much appreciated.

    Click here for more information and to book your place:https://www.hollandhouse.org/product/garden-volunteer-day-december-2nd/

  • Fri
    03
    Dec
    2021
    Sun
    05
    Dec
    2021
    5:00 pmHolland House

    Holland House is delighted to announce a weekend in person with Diarmuid O'Murchu this Advent

    We Await the Coming – Advent as Subversive Memory

    Advent recalls the birth of Jesus in our world, while also reminding us God’s future coming at the end time. In this weekend conference, Diarmuid O’Murchu will introduce new insights on the meaning of Advent, following the guideline of Scripture scholar, John. D. Crossan: While we are waiting for God’s intervention, God is actually waiting on our collaboration. The challenges to Christian faith are quite substantial and through input, reflection, and dialogue, will be explored over the weekend".

    With increasing numbers logging-on to Diarmuids on-line events for us, the weekend is sure to be a sell-out.
    Mark a space in your diary for what will be a great inspirational Advent retreat.
    Here's the link to a great weekend of inspiring wisdom......    Inspiration with Diarmuid OMurchu
    Diarmuid O'Murchu, a member of the Sacred Heart Missionary Order, and a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin Ireland, is a social psychologist most of whose working life has been in social ministry, predominantly in London, UK. In that capacity he has worked as a couple's counsellor, in bereavement work, AIDS-HIV counselling, and, in more recent times, with homeless people and refugees. As a workshop leader and group facilitator he has worked in Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, The Philippines, Thailand, India, and in several African countries, facilitating programmes on Adult Faith Development. His best known books include Quantum Theology (1996 - revised in 2004),  Ancestral Grace (2008), Jesus in the Power of Poetry (2009), Christianity's Dangerous Memory (2011), In the Beginning was the Spirit (2012),  Incarnation: A New Evolutionary Threshold (2017), Beyond Original Sin: Recovering Humanity's Creative Urge (2018), When the Disciple Comes of Age (2019).   He now lives in Dublin, Ireland.
  • Thu
    06
    Jan
    2022
    10:00 am

    The first Thursday of every month offers the chance to spend a lovely day working in one of the most beautiful gardens in Worcestershire.

    Holland House has over 3 acres of gardens;  formal area's created in the 1920's Edwardian style, wild area's left to natures own delightful designs, a large walled kitchen garden, herbary and rose garden, all bordered on one side by the River Avon. Head Gardener Patrick Swan (M.I.Hort) will be on site all day with a variety of tasks for us to carry out in order to keep these precious garden and grounds in tip-top condition.

    We begin at 10.00am and complete no later than 4.00pm, although any time you can offer in between is very much appreciated.

    Click here for more information and to book your place:https://www.hollandhouse.org/product/garden-volunteer-day-january-6th-2022/

  • Thu
    03
    Feb
    2022
    10:00 am

    The first Thursday of every month offers the chance to spend a lovely day working in one of the most beautiful gardens in Worcestershire.

    Holland House has over 3 acres of gardens;  formal area's created in the 1920's Edwardian style, wild area's left to natures own delightful designs, a large walled kitchen garden, herbary and rose garden, all bordered on one side by the River Avon. Head Gardener Patrick Swan (M.I.Hort) will be on site all day with a variety of tasks for us to carry out in order to keep these precious garden and grounds in tip-top condition.

    We begin at 10.00am and complete no later than 4.00pm, although any time you can offer in between is very much appreciated.

    Click here for more information and to book your place:https://www.hollandhouse.org/product/garden-volunteer-day-february-3rd-2022/

  • Thu
    03
    Mar
    2022
    10:00 am

    The first Thursday of every month offers the chance to spend a lovely day working in one of the most beautiful gardens in Worcestershire.

    Holland House has over 3 acres of gardens;  formal area's created in the 1920's Edwardian style, wild area's left to natures own delightful designs, a large walled kitchen garden, herbary and rose garden, all bordered on one side by the River Avon. Head Gardener Patrick Swan (M.I.Hort) will be on site all day with a variety of tasks for us to carry out in order to keep these precious garden and grounds in tip-top condition.

    We begin at 10.00am and complete no later than 4.00pm, although any time you can offer in between is very much appreciated.

    Click here for more information and to book your place: https://www.hollandhouse.org/product/garden-volunteer-day-march-3rd-2022/

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