Sheldon

Unearthly beauty

Led by Magdalen Smith

This retreat will be a chance to stop and be still, reflecting on some of the saints we remember during December as well as on the characters which make up the Christmas story. 

St John of the Cross, Nicholas, Thomas Becket, Lucy, Joseph, Elisabeth, John the Baptist and the shepherds and wise men will all be making an appearance as we draw out themes which help make Advent and Christmas message strongly relevant to our own era. 

There will also be an opportunities to pray using simple meditative prayer techniques which help quiet body and mind and this retreat will use images to help us enrich our journey together.

This will be a silent retreat and include daily prayers, one Eucharist, and opportunity for 1:1 pastoral conversations with the leader.

Magdalen Smith is an Anglican priest working in the vibrant city of Birmingham. She worked in the arena of vocation for 8 years in Cheshire and has written several books. She is a trained Spiritual Guide in the Ignatian tradition and is part of teaching this where she now lives. She has a background in the visual arts and enjoys making creative connections between art, film and literature with the life of faith and spirituality. She enjoys cycling, cocktails and contemporary art.

This event is open to everyone.

Arrival: 3 - 5pm Mon 28th November 2022
Departure: 10am Fri 2nd December 2022

Residential - £500 (20% ministry discount)