Easter Rest and Renewal Retreat

Begins 13 Apr 2017 10:00 AM - Ends 16 Apr 2017 03:00 PM

2017 Easter Retreat

Our Easter Retreat is a time to connect with community, let go of concerns and allow time to rest and renew. With the addition of good home cooked vegetarian meals, creative activities, campfire connection, meditation, herbalist led foraging walk and a mindfulness chocolate egg hunt, the weekend will be filled with both serenity and joy. The extended stay of 3 nights offers a real chance to unwind and recharge.

Please note Massage Treatments and Needle felting workshop are an additional charge to the price of the retreat.

Thursday 13th April

10:00 Guests start to arrive, please head to the kitchen to be shown to your room

12:30 – 13:00 Meditation – Meditation Room

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch & Clearing up – The Kitchen

14:00 – 16:00 Rest / Self-guided activities / Massage Treatments

16:00 – 17:00 Tour of The Abbey and grounds – Meet in the Kitchen

17:00 – 17:30 Silent Meditation – Meditation Room

18:30 – 19:30 Dinner & Clearing up -The Kitchen

19:30 – 21:30 An Evenings Needle Felting Egg Workshop with Lucy Newing from Behind The Sheep Shed www.facebook.com/Behindthesheepshedpage
For £35 per person you will learn to felt an egg of your own design that you will take home with you – Must be booked for in advance. – Hearth
Good Friday 14th April

08:00 – 10:00 Breakfast & Clearing up – The Kitchen

09:00 – 09:30 Silent Meditation (optional) – Meditation Room

10:00 – 12:30 Rest / Self-guided practice / Massage Treatments

12:30 – 13:00 Silent Meditation (optional) – Meditation Room

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch & Clearing up – The Kitchen

14:00 – 15:00 Rest / Self-guided activities / Massage Treatments

15:00 – 17:00 Paint and decorate blown eggs for the Easter Tree

17:00 – 17:30 Silent Meditation (optional) – Meditation Room

18:30 – 19:30 Dinner & Clearing up -The Kitchen

19:30 – 21:30 Contemplation and Connection – Campfire or Hearth
Holy Saturday 15th April

08:00 – 10:00 Breakfast & Clearing up – The Kitchen

09:00 – 09:30 Silent Meditation (optional) – Meditation Room

10:30 – 12:30 Rest / Self-guided activities

12:30 – 13:00 Silent Meditation (optional) – Meditation Room

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch & Clearing up – The Kitchen

14:00 – 17:00 Rest / Self-guided activities

17:00 – 17:30 Silent Meditation (optional) – Meditation Room

17:30 – 18:30 Rest / Self-guided activities

18:30 – 19:30 Dinner & Clearing up -The Kitchen

20:00 – 22:00 Contemplation and Connection – Campfire or Hearth

Easter Day Sunday 16th April

08:00 – 10:00 Breakfast & Clearing up – The Kitchen

09:00 – 09:30 Silent Meditation (optional) – Meditation Room

11:00 – 12:30 Spring Foraging Walk – with herbalist Alissa Pemberton of Forest & Folk
www.forestandfolk.co.uk

12:30 – 13:00 Silent Meditation (optional) – Meditation Room

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch & Clearing up – The Kitchen

14:00 – 15:30 Mindfulness Chocolate Egg Hunt & Mindfulness Chocolate Eating – The Abbey Grounds

16:00 Guests depart

Easter Services at All Saints Church Sutton Courtenay

In addition to the activities outlined above, for those who wish to honour their time in a Christian context, our local Church of All Saints program of events is open to all who wish to take part.

Maundy Thursday
19:30 Holy Communion and Lamb Stew Supper (if people wish
to come they need to add their name to the list at the back of church by the
Wednesday morning)

Good Friday
10:30 Hot Cross Bun Family Service.
12:00 Holy Hour Service of Reflection.

Holy Saturday
09:00 Spring Cleaning of the Church

Easter Day Sunday
10:30 Parish Eucharist