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Contemplative Easter Retreat @ Ammerdown

Contemplative Easter Retreat @ Ammerdown
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28 Mar 2024 to 31 Mar 2024 12:00 - 14:00

Course Leader: Rupert Kaye

Course Date: Thursday 28 - Sunday 31 March

Course Options:  Residential - £595 Non Residential - £413

Course Timings: Arrive by 12 noon, retreat ends with lunch

Course Code: R0324

Course Information:  

You are invited to Ammerdown for a gentle led-retreat this Easter. Join us as we contemplate the Holy Week accounts found in Matthew’s Gospel.

This exciting spiritual programme balances times of guided spiritual reflection (considering what the Easter story says to each of us) with ample time and space to reflect, pray, read, walk or write – or simply to unwind, refresh and feel renewed as you experience the tranquility of Ammerdown’s beautiful peace garden and labyrinth, relax outdoors, and walk through the woods.

Led by Rupert Kaye, Ammerdown’s Chaplain, we will reflect on the Easter story through a series of guided meditations. We will consider why Christians believe the death and resurrection of Jesus is more than the ultimate plot twist. It represents a pivotal turning point in human history. Just when it seemed that all was lost … as the promised King had been publicly humiliated, crucified to death and his lifeless body laid to rest in a tomb … God raised Jesus back to life, proving three things:

  • Jesus really is the long-promised Messiah.
  • The grave is not the final chapter in a human life
  • No matter how hard and hopeless things seem, there is always hope

Come along to discover how, because of Jesus’ resurrection, each and every one of us can live a life that is: forgiven, purposeful, powerful and eternal.



Easter Retreat 2024

Programme

Maundy Thursday (28 March 2024)

12.00pm  Arrival and welcome

12.30pm Lunch

2.00pm Guided meditation: Matthew 21:1-22

3.30pm Tea and Coffee

4.00pm Guided meditation: Matthew 26:14-75

5.30pm A walk in the woods / Journaling time

6.30pm Supper

7.45pm Maundy Thursday service in the chapel

  Silence until breakfast on Good Friday

Good Friday (29 March 2024)

7.30am A walk in the woods / Journaling time

8.15-9.15am Breakfast

9.30am Guided meditation: Matthew 27:1-62

10.30am Tea and Coffee

11.00am-12.00pm Guided meditation: Matthew 27:1-62 (continued)

12.30pm Lunch

2.00pm A walk in the woods / Journaling time

3.30pm Tea and Coffee

4.00pm Good Friday service in the chapel  

  Silence until supper

6.30pm Supper

8.00pm Reflecting on our day ``0 Lounge

Holy Saturday (30 March 2024)

7.30am A walk in the woods / Journaling time

8.15-9.15am Breakfast

9.30am Guided meditation: Matthew 27:62-66

10.30am Tea and Coffee

  Silence until lunch

11.00-12.00pm Guided meditation: Matthew 27:62-66 (continued)

12.30pm Lunch

2.00pm A walk in the woods / Journaling time

3.30pm Tea and Coffee

4.00pm Holy Saturday vigil in the chapel  

  Silence until supper

6.30pm Supper

8.00pm Reflecting on our day Lounge

Easter Sunday (31 March 2024)

6.30am Easter Sunrise service in the Ammerdown Peace Garden

7.30am A walk in the woods / Journaling time

8.15-9.15am Breakfast

9.30am Guided meditation: Matthew 28:1-20

10.30am Tea and Coffee

11.00am-12.00pm Reflecting on the Easter Retreat Lounge

12.30pm Lunch

2.00pm  Goodbyes and depart

 

Residential

The balance will be due 10 days prior to the event

Non Residential

The balance will be due 10 days prior to the event