Study Days, Retreats & Archive

Pdf Study Day and Retreat / Pilgrimage Archive
Swanwick Hayes 2022
Association of Readers in the Diocese of Lincoln.
A Retreat for Readers and ALM’s.
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Saturday afternoon ‘free time’ walkers visited the ‘Railwaymen’s Church.
‘ Burning Bushes Stop, Look, Listen (and pray) ‘
Related to Jenny’s session on Centering Prayer - this exercise may help you as a lead in to meditation and prayer. A Simple Stilless Exercise
It really was good to return to Swanwick Hayes for our Reader and ALM Retreat. Thank you to Warden Sally Buck and the ‘Reader Board Team’ who led us with a programme that was thought provoking and creative - with time for worship, reflection and prayer, as well as space for ‘free time’. Some of us shared our ‘Burning Bush’ moments - mine still very vivid - was from over 30 years ago! It was good that Bishop Nicholas was able to be with us throughout the weekend. On the Sunday he preached on a very challenging Gospel text! On Saturday afternoon several of us did a short walk to Nearby Swanwick Junction, where the narrow gauge Golden Valley steam train was running. Returning to the Dove Room at Swanwick several colleagues had been busy embroidering their prayer labyrinth or working on other artworks. I used a single strand to sew around my labyrinth. It may not be the prettiest but was nonetheless satisfying to complete. Any gaps or rough bits indicate where my steps may falter - as in life! The hardest bit was threading the needle! J.M.
Great is the Mystery of Faith presentation slides from Sarah Spencer
For Lincoln Readers & Authorised Lay Ministers

Study Days, Retreats &

Archive

Association of Readers in the Diocese of Lincoln.
Pdf Study Day and Retreat / Pilgrimage Archive:
Swanwick Hayes Retreat 2021
Saturday afternoon ‘free time’ walkers visited the the ‘Railwaymen’s Church.
Click / tap image and ‘save image as’ to download
It really was good to return to Swanwick Hayes for our Reader and ALM Retreat. Thank you to Warden Sally Buck and the ‘Reader Board Team’ who led us with a programme that was thought provoking and creative - with time for worship, reflection and prayer, as well as space for ‘free time’. Some of us shared our ‘Burning Bush’ moments - mine still very vivid - was from over 30 years ago! It was good that Bishop Nicholas was able to be with us throughout the weekend. On the Sunday he preached on a very challenging Gospel text! On Saturday afternoon several of us did a short walk to Nearby Swanwick Junction, where the narrow gauge Golden Valley steam train was running. Returning to the Dove Room at Swanwick several colleagues had been busy embroidering their prayer labyrinth or working on other artworks. I used a single strand to sew around my labyrinth. It may not be the prettiest but was nonetheless satisfying to complete. Any gaps or rough bits indicate where my steps may falter - as in life! The hardest bit was threading the tiny needle! J.M.
Great is the Mystery of Faith presentation slides from Sarah Spencer
Related to Jenny’s session on Centering Prayer - this exercise may help you as a lead in to meditation and prayer. A Simple Stilless Exercise
‘ Burning Bushes Stop, Look, Listen (and pray) ‘

For Lincoln Readers

and Authorised Lay Ministers