Spirituality and Personal Growth

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    Icon Painting as a Spiritual Practice: from traditional to contemporary icon

    As an icon painter I never stop looking for a language that expresses the experience of the soul. For me, this is the most honest way of communicating my spiritual experience. This time at Woodbrooke I would like to invite participants to explore Icon painting as a form of spiritual journey to enable them to find quietness and stillness, and forget about what they left at home.

    Young Adult Friends Retreat

    This retreat for those aged 18 – 35 will offer space for spiritual connection, exploration and deepening. With opportunities to explore spiritual practice, including through creativity, contemplation, music, movement and words, it will nourish and encourage us on our journeys. There will be options for extended worship, time alone and time sharing with others. You are invited to come along open to discovery, transformation and the leadings of the Spirit.

    The Devotional Path – Spiritual Practices to Free the Heart

    In the beautiful, countryside setting of Swarthmoor Hall, we will draw on the writings and spiritual experiences of Christian and other mystics, including Thomas Kelly, to lead us into practices that draw us closer to God/Spirit/Divine. Times of peace and solitude, alongside devotional practices and worship will give us time to explore and deepen our own spiritual connection to all that is. Open to all, this will be an opportunity to refresh and enliven our spiritual lives.

    To book Woodbrooke courses at Swarthmoor Hall please email info@swarthmoorhall.co.uk or ring 01229 583204

    Time Set Aside: An Individually Guided Retreat

    This silent, individually guided retreat will be held in the peaceful setting of Swarthmoor Hall. Each day will include meeting for worship and epilogue, one short talk and one-to-one time with Ginny or Annique. Meals will be held in silence. This retreat offers participants the opportunity to spend an extended period of time in silence, prayer and reflection, with the support of a retreat guide

    To book Woodbrooke courses at Swarthmoor Hall please email info@swarthmoorhall.co.uk or ring 01229 583204