List of Events

  • 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

  • Wed
    19
    Dec
    2018
  • Thu
    20
    Dec
    2018
    12:30 pmHolland House, Cropthorne

    Sold Out

  • Fri
    18
    Jan
    2019
  • Thu
    24
    Jan
    2019
    9:30 amHolland House

    One of a series of day retreat’s on offer throughout 2019,  working with the teachings of Fr Richard Rohr, Franciscan Friar, author and leader of the Centre for Action and Contemplation.

    Led by Rev'd Ian Spencer these retreats are based on themes from Rohr's book of daily meditations "A Spring within us".

    Theme for today is "yes and...."  a chance to begin the new year by practicing an "open mind" - what is it ? what does it see ? is it the same as "the mind of Christ" ?

    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 £38 and includes morning coffee, 2 course lunch and afternoon tea.

    These days fill up quickly in advance, to be assured of your place click this link to book on-line: Rohr meditation January 24th

  • Thu
    31
    Jan
    2019
    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 offers 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, chant and meditation. Ian cross-references ideas and text from the Yoga Sutra with Biblical ideas and text to provide new insight and a different theme for each retreat day across the year.

    The day is suitable for those who are exploring spirituality as well as those established in a faith tradition.

    Cost £38  including refreshment and two course lunch. Mats and other equipment can be provided.

    Click on this link to book and look forward to your day of Yoga    January Yoga

     

  • Wed
    06
    Feb
    2019
  • Mon
    18
    Feb
    2019
    Fri
    22
    Feb
    2019
  • Wed
    20
    Feb
    2019
    9:30 amHolland House

    "PRAYING DIFFERENTLY" is for folk looking for a richer experience of prayer. Many of us find prayer either difficult, less than satisfying or have grown bored with it. The Christian faith however has a very rich heritage of prayer, for example prayer ropes, Icons, meditation, rosary, nature-based, chanting, scripture-based, and more. The day is for 1 to 4 people to allow for personal discussion time in the afternoon. If your prayer- life isn't as rich as you'd like - see what other forms are available to you. Come and see / experience prayer afresh.

    Led by Revd Ian Spencer, Warden of Holland House.

    To book your place on this limited numbers retreat, click on this link: Praying Differently February 2019

  • Wed
    06
    Mar
    2019
    9:30 amHolland House

    One of a series of day retreat’s on offer throughout 2019,  working with the teachings of Fr Richard Rohr, Franciscan Friar, author and leader of the Centre for Action and Contemplation.

    Led by Rev'd Ian Spencer these retreats are based on themes from Rohr's book of daily meditations "A Spring within us".

    Theme for today is  “Dualistic thinking”  Rohr writes…. “dualistic thinking is the well-practiced pattern of knowing most things by comparison, and then very quickly by competition …. what the Recovery Movement call “stinkin thinkin”.  How does it arise in us, what are the consequences, what is its relationship to suffering, can we break out of it ?

    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 £38 and includes morning coffee, 2 course lunch and afternoon tea.

    These days fill up quickly in advance, to be assured of your place click this link to book on-line: Rohr meditation March 6th

  • Mon
    11
    Mar
    2019
  • Tue
    12
    Mar
    2019
    Wed
    13
    Mar
    2019
    9:30 amHolland House

    An ideal opportunity to begin Lent with a spiritual practice that includes body, mind and spirit.  Christians have always understood Lent to be a time of "turning inward"  in preparation for the great events of Easter. Traditionally it's a time of fasting, working with the body, in order to more deeply experience with the "inner-life".

    Yoga provides a complimentary way of working with the body in order to achieve the same objective, focusing on both body, breath and mind - and this retreat will engage all three via asana (postures),  pranayama (breath-work), chanting, meditation and discussion. Revd Ian Spencer will use passages from the Yoga sutra along with Biblical passages as a way of illuminating our path during the retreat.

    In addition, Ian will provide all participants with a short yoga practice to use at home during Lent.

    Meals will be vegetarian

    The retreat is suitable for experienced and none-experienced in yoga.   Click on this link to book your place and enjoy looking forward to a great start to Lent:   Yoga for Lent

  • Fri
    15
    Mar
    2019
  • Mon
    18
    Mar
    2019
    Fri
    22
    Mar
    2019
    Holland House

    In the contemplative and beautiful setting of Holland House, Simon Parke offers the chance to reflect more deeply on this profound understanding of personality types. This retreat is both for beginners, and for those who have dabbled a little, but would like to give the teaching more time to permeate their lives.

    Places are limited to 16 maximum as Simon will offer one-to-one meetings with individuals should they want it.

    Simon Parke has taught the Enneagram for over 20 years is a former Anglican Priest, a published author and writes regularly for the Church Press.

    Arrivals from 3pm on Monday 18th March and concludes after breakfast on Friday 22nd March 2019

    Price £390 fully inclusive.

    To secure your place on this limited numbers retreat and look forward to a wonderful event, click on this link   Enneagram with Simon Parke

     

     

  • Mon
    01
    Apr
    2019
  • Wed
    10
    Apr
    2019
    9:30 amHolland House

    "PRAYING DIFFERENTLY" is for folk looking for a richer experience of prayer. Many of us find prayer either difficult, less than satisfying or have grown bored with it. The Christian faith however has a very rich heritage of prayer, for example prayer ropes, Icons, meditation, rosary, nature-based, chanting, scripture-based, and more. The day is for 1 to 4 people to allow for personal discussion time in the afternoon. If your prayer- life isn't as rich as you'd like - see what other forms are available to you. Come and see / experience prayer afresh.

    Led by Revd Ian Spencer, Warden of Holland House.

    To book your place on this limited numbers retreat, click on this link:Praying Differently April 2019

  • Mon
    15
    Apr
    2019
    Thu
    18
    Apr
    2019
  • Thu
    18
    Apr
    2019
  • Thu
    09
    May
    2019
    9:30 amHolland House

    One of a series of day retreat’s on offer throughout 2019,  working with the teachings of Fr Richard Rohr, Franciscan Friar, author and leader of the Centre for Action and Contemplation.

    Led by Rev'd Ian Spencer these retreats are based on themes from Rohr's book of daily meditations "A Spring within us".

    Theme for today is  “The True Self”  Rohr writes “I think the only and single purpose of religion is to lead you to an experience of your True Self in God”,  or as the Zen Masters would say to experience “the face you had before your parents were born”. The key word here is experience (not “know” – in terms of empirical or rational knowledge). So, how do we experience who “I am” ?

    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 £38 and includes morning coffee, 2 course lunch and afternoon tea.

    These days fill up quickly in advance, to be assured of your place click this link to book on-line: Rohr meditation May 9th

  • Thu
    23
    May
    2019
    09:30am - 4pmHolland 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 offers 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, chant and meditation. Ian cross-references ideas and text from the Yoga Sutra with Biblical ideas and text to provide new insight and a different theme for each retreat day across the year.

    The day is suitable for those who are exploring spirituality as well as those established in a faith tradition.

    Cost £38  including refreshment and two course lunch. Mats and other equipment can be provided.

    Click on this link to book and look forward to your day of Yoga   May Yoga

  • Fri
    24
    May
    2019
  • Thu
    13
    Jun
    2019
    9:30 amHolland House

    "PRAYING DIFFERENTLY" is for folk looking for a richer experience of prayer. Many of us find prayer either difficult, less than satisfying or have grown bored with it. The Christian faith however has a very rich heritage of prayer, for example prayer ropes, Icons, meditation, rosary, nature-based, chanting, scripture-based, and more. The day is for 1 to 4 people to allow for personal discussion time in the afternoon. If your prayer- life isn't as rich as you'd like - see what other forms are available to you. Come and see / experience prayer afresh.

    Led by Revd Ian Spencer, Warden of Holland House.

    To book your place on this limited numbers retreat, click on this link: Praying Differently June 2019

  • Thu
    13
    Jun
    2019
  • Wed
    19
    Jun
    2019
  • Thu
    11
    Jul
    2019
  • Fri
    12
    Jul
    2019
    10am - 4pmHolland House, Cropthorne
  • Thu
    18
    Jul
    2019
    9:30 amHolland House

    One of a series of day retreat’s on offer throughout 2019,  working with the teachings of Fr Richard Rohr, Franciscan Friar, author and leader of the Centre for Action and Contemplation.

    Led by Rev'd Ian Spencer these retreats are based on themes from Rohr's book of daily meditations "A Spring within us".

    Theme for today is   “discharging your loyal soldier”. There are times when soldiers are needed, but when the war ends what next for the loyal soldier ?  We all have an internal loyal soldier for whom without a war life appears frustrating and meaningless. Rohr’s “gateway to silence” for this meditation is “the war has ended – go in peace”.  What might this mean for us, and for the wider community ?  How is this connected to healing and peace ?

    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 £38 and includes morning coffee, 2 course lunch and afternoon tea.

    These days fill up quickly in advance, to be assured of your place click this link to book on-line: Rohr meditation July 18th

  • Thu
    25
    Jul
    2019
    9:30 amHolland 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 offers 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, chant and meditation. Ian cross-references ideas and text from the Yoga Sutra with Biblical ideas and text to provide new insight and a different theme for each retreat day across the year.

    The day is suitable for those who are exploring spirituality as well as those established in a faith tradition.

    Cost £38  including refreshment and two course lunch. Mats and other equipment can be provided.

    Click on this link to book and look forward to your day of Yoga:  July yoga

  • Thu
    15
    Aug
    2019
  • Mon
    02
    Sep
    2019
    Fri
    06
    Sep
    2019
    4pm - 2pmHolland House, Cropthorne
  • Mon
    09
    Sep
    2019
  • Wed
    11
    Sep
    2019
    9:30 amHolland House

    One of a series of day retreat’s on offer throughout 2019,  working with the teachings of Fr Richard Rohr, Franciscan Friar, author and leader of the Centre for Action and Contemplation.

    Led by Rev'd Ian Spencer these retreats are based on themes from Rohr's book of daily meditations "A Spring within us".

    Theme for today is  “Going down is going up – the path of descent”   Rohr writes – Christians call this “the way of the Cross”, the Desert Fathers & Mothers called it “the way of the Desert”, St Paul called it kenosis (self-emptying),  the Buddhists echo that theme in their philosophy of “emptiness” & “nirvana”.   Clearly counter-intuitive, how might we also follow the path of descent, that is, follow Christs command to shoulder our cross and follow him ?

    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 £38 and includes morning coffee, 2 course lunch and afternoon tea.

    These days fill up quickly in advance, to be assured of your place click this link to book on-line: Rohr meditation September 11th

  • Thu
    12
    Sep
    2019
  • Tue
    24
    Sep
    2019
    9:30 amHolland 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 offers 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, chant and meditation. Ian cross-references ideas and text from the Yoga Sutra with Biblical ideas and text to provide new insight and a different theme for each retreat day across the year.

    The day is suitable for those who are exploring spirituality as well as those established in a faith tradition.

    Cost £38  including refreshment and two course lunch. Mats and other equipment can be provided.

    Click on this link to book and look forward to your day of Yoga:  September yoga

  • Mon
    21
    Oct
    2019
  • Tue
    22
    Oct
    2019
    9:30 amHolland House

    "PRAYING DIFFERENTLY" is for folk looking for a richer experience of prayer. Many of us find prayer either difficult, less than satisfying or have grown bored with it. The Christian faith however has a very rich heritage of prayer, for example prayer ropes, Icons, meditation, rosary, nature-based, chanting, scripture-based, and more. The day is for 1 to 4 people to allow for personal discussion time in the afternoon. If your prayer- life isn't as rich as you'd like - see what other forms are available to you. Come and see / experience prayer afresh.

    Led by Revd Ian Spencer, Warden of Holland House.

    To book your place on this limited numbers retreat, click on this link: Praying Differently October 2019

  • Fri
    01
    Nov
    2019
    Sun
    03
    Nov
    2019
    4:00 pmHolland House

    Following on from the hugely successful retreat in September 2018, Holland House has been able to secure Neil Douglas-Klotz for another very special weekend. In Neil's words the weekend involves " Heartsong, Silence and Movement  with the Aramaic Words of Jesus"
    "The Aramaic words of Jesus provide a direct pathway to his experience of contemplative prayer, healing and the sacred. During this workshop, we will learn and chant together selected short phrases from his prayer, the Beatitudes, and other sayings in the Gospels. We will  then use them in contemplative prayer and silence as well as experience simple body prayers in the form of Dances of Universal Peace linked to his Middle Eastern way of experiencing Alaha--Sacred Unity--as a force that moves through every aspect of our everyday lives".

    The old adage "book early to avoid disappointment" most certainly applies !

    For more information and to book

  • Thu
    07
    Nov
    2019
    9:30 amHolland House

    One of a series of day retreat’s on offer throughout 2019,  working with the teachings of Fr Richard Rohr, Franciscan Friar, author and leader of the Centre for Action and Contemplation.

    Led by Rev'd Ian Spencer these retreats are based on themes from Rohr's book of daily meditations "A Spring within us".

    Theme for today is   “Image of God – let God be who God is”   As Christmas begins to loom on the horizon, what does it mean to realise the “image of God” in our lives ?

    Rohr writes “for most of human history, God was not a likable, much less a lovable character – which is why so much Biblical narrative begins “do not be afraid”.  What have humans done to the image of God ? How did it become such an angst-filled image for so many ?  And what can we do to restore its truth in both our own lives, and in the lives of others ?

    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 £38 and includes morning coffee, 2 course lunch and afternoon tea.

    These days fill up quickly in advance, to be assured of your place click this link to book on-line:Rohr meditation November 7th

  • Tue
    19
    Nov
    2019
    9:30 amHolland 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 offers 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, chant and meditation. Ian cross-references ideas and text from the Yoga Sutra with Biblical ideas and text to provide new insight and a different theme for each retreat day across the year.

    The day is suitable for those who are exploring spirituality as well as those established in a faith tradition.

    Cost £38  including refreshment and two course lunch. Mats and other equipment can be provided.

    Click on this link to book and look forward to your day of Yoga:  November yoga

  • Mon
    25
    Nov
    2019