List of Events

  • 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
    01
    Aug
    2019
    5pm - 9pm

    Ian, Warden and Bishop Robert, Chair of the Friends will be completing their 3rd row in aid of the Anniversary Appeal, please come along to welcome them back and enjoy an evening of music in the garden, ticket £15 in aid of the Anniversary Appeal

    A Summer Evening – Thursday 1st August

  • 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

  • Fri
    18
    Oct
    2019
    Sun
    20
    Oct
    2019
    6:00 pmHolland House

    THE GREENING OF GOD

    John Bell's  credentials as a Christian with a deep connection to the Celtic tradition, are second to none.

    Many of his songs, poems and writings touch on God's love of what God has made, and his many years of work with the Iona community and  Wildgoose publishing speak eloquently of his love for the natural world. Holland House too has a deep desire to honour and appreciate the natural world, hence our strapline "in harmony with Creation", and our 2011 Footprints Award for sustainability. This is more than a weekend retreat,  it's a collaboration on the sacredness of the earth that anyone who loves the planet will not want to miss.

    Johns synopsis reads:  A review of why ecology and faith were together in the  beginning, were torn asunder, and now desperately need to find each other again IF God really loves the world

     

    To book (early booking advisable due to over-subscriptions at the 2018 retreat)    https://www.hollandhouse.org/product/john-bell-retreat-friday-18th-sunday-20th-october-2019/

     

  • 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
  • Fri
    06
    Dec
    2019
    Mon
    09
    Dec
    2019
    12.00 noon startHolland House

    The Centre for Action and Contemplation in the U.S.A.  has offered Holland House some exclusive video and other resource to help make this retreat a fabulous experience, and they're aware and supportive of this particular event - the only one of its kind in the UK this year.

    The retreat will focus on Fr Richards latest (and some say greatest) of his works, which looks deeply into what we mean and understand by the "Christ" .

    "The union of matter and spirit, of human and divine, is revealed in the cosmos as Christ and in human history as Jesus. Richard Rohr’s long-awaited book paints a portrait of God’s infinite love, offering a healing vision of wholeness at the heart of the universe"

    We're delighted to be working in collaboration with Rohr's Retreat Centre (CAC) for the first time - come and be a part of something very special. Follow this link to book your place, before someone else does !      The-rohr-retreat-the-universal-christ/