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Faith without Frontiers

Many people today feel that they are on the edge or even over the edge of institutional religion. This can be both a lonely and a risky place. But it can also be a growing edge of the Kingdom. This retreat, led by celebrated retreat leader Margaret Silf, will offer an opportunity to explore how we can live creatively on this growing edge, in the tension of our many questions, but in fidelity to the core of our being, in God. It will also provide safe space for retreatants to explore their own, possibly problematic, relationship with the Church, and hopefully discover their living relationship with the dynamic and ever-growing reality of the divine Mystery coming to birth on earth.

Can ‘faith’ really move to a place without frontiers? Is the human family gradually moving beyond ‘religion’ (in the traditional sense of doctrine and liturgical practice) and embracing a broader vision of ‘spirituality’? Can we ever transcend the barriers that currently demarcate Christian denominations and different faith traditions? This is the exciting possibility which, together, you will be exploring during the retreat.

The retreat will be suitable for people who perhaps feel themselves to be on the edge, and for those who are not in this place themselves but are ministering to, or accompanying, people who are. All are welcome, of any religious affiliation or of none. Please bring an open heart and an open mind.

Margaret Silf is an ecumenical lay Christian, committed to working across and beyond the denominational divides and to accompanying people on their spiritual journey. She is the author of a number of books on the spiritual journey for 21st century pilgrims who may or may not identify with institutional religion. She is a regular and much-loved contributor at Ammerdown: “Margaret is wonderful: gentle, simple and holy”; “She always manages to be deeply spiritual and yet down at everyone’s level”; “Her communication is fantastic, greatly helped by her sincerity and her sense of humour”.

* Margaret is leading a weekend course at Ammerdown just before this retreat. We are offering a special rate of £600 to anyone who chooses to attend both the weekend course and the retreat, plus a very special rate of £30 for SBB on Sunday.

Led by: Margaret Silf

Please arrive for 12 noon on Monday. The retreat ends with lunch on Friday.

Many people today feel that they are on the edge or even over the edge of institutional religion. This can be both a lonely and a risky place. But it can also be a growing edge of the Kingdom. This retreat, led by celebrated retreat leader Margaret Silf, will offer an opportunity to explore how we can live creatively on this growing edge, in the tension of our many questions, but in fidelity to the core of our being, in God. It will also provide safe space for retreatants to explore their own, possibly problematic, relationship with the Church, and hopefully discover their living relationship with the dynamic and ever-growing reality of the divine Mystery coming to birth on earth.

Can ‘faith’ really move to a place without frontiers? Is the human family gradually moving beyond ‘religion’ (in the traditional sense of doctrine and liturgical practice) and embracing a broader vision of ‘spirituality’? Can we ever transcend the barriers that currently demarcate Christian denominations and different faith traditions? This is the exciting possibility which, together, you will be exploring during the retreat.

The retreat will be suitable for people who perhaps feel themselves to be on the edge, and for those who are not in this place themselves but are ministering to, or accompanying, people who are. All are welcome, of any religious affiliation or of none. Please bring an open heart and an open mind.

Margaret Silf is an ecumenical lay Christian, committed to working across and beyond the denominational divides and to accompanying people on their spiritual journey. She is the author of a number of books on the spiritual journey for 21st century pilgrims who may or may not identify with institutional religion. She is a regular and much-loved contributor at Ammerdown: “Margaret is wonderful: gentle, simple and holy”; “She always manages to be deeply spiritual and yet down at everyone’s level”; “Her communication is fantastic, greatly helped by her sincerity and her sense of humour”.

* Margaret is leading a weekend course at Ammerdown just before this retreat. We are offering a special rate of £600 to anyone who chooses to attend both the weekend course and the retreat, plus a very special rate of £30 for SBB on Sunday.

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Special offers:

Multi-purchase: If you book three or more residential courses all at once, Ammerdown will give you 5% discount on the total fees (N.B. this 5% discount does not apply when a bursary has already been agreed)

Extend your stay: Subject to availability, you are welcome to extend your stay before or after your course. If you choose to do so, Ammerdown will give you a 5% discount on our standard ‘Private Stays’ rates: please contact the centre to arrange this.