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Southampton Christian Network

Silent Retreats at the greenhouse 

 
With God in Silence
A silent retreat with individual guidance
residential
 
Friday - Sunday 2-4 December 2016
Friday - Sunday 17-19 March 2017
Monday - Friday 19-23 June  2017
Friday - Sunday 22-24 September 2017
 
The Greenhouse Christian Centre,
Poole, Dorset. 
 
A Silent Retreat - is that for me?
 
A silent retreat is a wonderful opportunity to press the pause button in the hustle and bustle of daily life, to take time out and create a space for reflection.    
Above all else it affords the opportunity to get in touch with God. 
‘Be still and know that I am God’, writes the Psalmist.  
Elijah finds God in the ‘still small voice’.   
 
We don’t need to be afraid of silence.  
God delights in our presence so what is there to be afraid of?
 
There is a gentle way into silence, with conversation during the first meal, a briefing and the chance to meet fellow retreatants.   
 
Then we go into silence – except for the 3 or 4 times during the retreat when each retreatant meets up with the member of the team who is accompanying them.   
 
The team member is there to listen, to help make sense of what might emerge in the silence, and to offer resources to assist retreatants in their spiritual journey e.g. scripture passages, poems, pictures, meditations.
 
The whole retreat is surrounded by love, care and prayer in lovely peaceful surroundings, concluding with a shared Communion celebration.
  
More information from:-
The Greenhouse Christian Centre:
17, Burton Road, Poole, Dorset, BH13 6DT
Tel:  01202 764776
Email: info@the-greenhouse.org
Website:   www.the-greenhouse.org

Retreat


18/10/16, 18/10/2016


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