We were delighted that so many of you appreciated our trilogy of online retreats, each responding in a slightly different way to the anxieties, griefs, and bewilderments of the global pandemic. On the 18th of October, we launch the first of a year’s worth of new online retreats that take up a number of important themes in Christian life and prayer. As you’ll see from the attached flier, each retreat consists of four weekly sessions. The exception is, of course, the one offered for Lent, which lasts five weeks. Themes include Advent and the strange waiting and watching to which the season invites us; praying the Psalms; and learning from the Old Testament ‘saints’. The year begins with Chris Chapman reflecting with you on how Jesus’ parables might make their way into our prayer. The first session will post on the 18th October, so do mark that on your calendar.
As before, our online retreats are offered free so as to encourage as many people as possible to try this way of enlarging their experience of prayer and of sharpening their desire to serve Christ. We do appreciate donations, though, so if you can afford to chip in – no amount too small – it will help us maintain this opportunity for the future.