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Retreats Handbook

Retreats 2020 - the annual publication of the Retreat Association

Retreats 2020 includes the following features:

  • Articles and book reviews on the theme of Encounter
  • Lead article by Russian Orthodox priest Fr Stephen Platt
  • Information and programmes for over 190 Christian retreat centres in the UK and beyond
  • Details of courses, networks and associations that promote spirituality and spiritual direction
  • Retreats with a theme - including painting, walking, Christmas and Easter
  • Retreats for the beginner
  • Individually guided retreats and quiet days
  • Map pages divided into regions
  • An index to all retreat centres

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Retreats 2020 Articles

Lead article: Encounter at the Well

by Fr Stephen Platt, Russian Orthodox priest

A window on God

Rev Barry Preece explores the significance of the icon within the Eastern tradition

Lessons from the desert

Sara Maitland reflects on what we may learn from those who have spent time in the desert

Something better than nice?

Tony Jaques reflects on what it means to be part of a living community

A spacious and prophetic ministry

Julie Dunstan reflects on the value of spiritual direction training in today’s world

Waiting on God in the silence

Deidre Morris reflects on the value and history of the Julian Meetings

Finding a welcome

Andrew Davey describes a community offering hospitality and a refuge to all

Encounter on the road to recovery

Jean Fletcher reflects upon mental health chaplaincy

Solace in complex loss

Jola Malin reflects on ways of coping with family suicide

Listening with discernment

Nick Helm describes how the Spiritual Direction Guidelines help to support and inform this ministry

Listening beyond boundaries

Mary Nono explores the spiritual accompaniment communities in the US and Europe

Meeting the unknown

Tony Kyriakides explores what it means to accompany the dying

The Retreat Association for the UK