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Christmas House Party

Event: Christmas House Party

Venue: Burrswood
From 20th December 2017 to 27th September 2017

Come and join us for a week of celebration and worship. Wonderful hospitality and delicious food in the tranquil surroundings of Burrswood.  If you would like to celebrate Christmas in a beautiful location with a friendly group of people enjoying fantastic hospitality, worship, wonderful food and entertainment, then you might like to consider joining our Christmas House Party. The House Party begins on 20th December and goes on until 27th December. During your stay you will have the op...

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Christmas Carol Concert

Event: Christmas Carol Concert

Venue: Church of Christ the Healer
18th December 2017

Christmas Carol Service with St Paul’s choir, Rusthall3pm in Church of Christ the Healer We invite all members of the Fellowship, staff and the wider public to come and join us in the Church of Christ the Healer for our annual Christmas Carol service led by the choir of St Paul’s Rusthall. This will be a joyful celebration of Christmas and an opportunity to meet up with friends old and new. There will be mince pies and tea and coffee available in the Orangery after the service.&...

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Quiet Day - December 12th

Event: Quiet Day - December 12th

Venue: Church of Christ the Healer
12th December 2017

“Studies in the Life of John the Baptist” A Quiet Day led by The Ven Simon Burton-Jones An opportunity to lay aside everyday pressures and enjoy God’s presence in the beauty and peace of Burrswood. Spend time listening to God, considering your own journey with Christ and joining others in worship and prayer. There will be two short devotional talks to help guide your reflections. The day will run from 10am to 4pm. You are welcome to bring your own picnic or book lunch in ...

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Watercolour Workshop

Event: Watercolour Workshop

Venue: Burrswood
8th December 2017

Watercolour Christmas cards and seasonal foliage painting with Julie King Join professional artist Julie King for a day’s tuition in watercolour painting and create your own piece of artwork.  Please join local artist Julie King for a fun day of watercolour painting, lunch and good conversation. Julie will show you how to design and paint your own individual Christmas card inspired by seasonal Christmas plants and foliage. Please book your place soon, as numbers are limited, b...

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Creation and Creativity - Winter Retreat

Event: Creation and Creativity - Winter Retreat

Venue: Burrswood
From 8th December 2017 to 10th December 2017

Winter Retreat : Dormancy and Expectation, Friday 8th–Sunday 10th December 2017Explore the beautiful grounds at Burrswood and express a creative response to the beauty and grandeur of God’s creation. Craft and art materials will be provided. There will be times for quiet reflection and opportunities for worship.    Throughout the year there are four separate retreats, Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter, each focusing on the inner spiritual growth associated with th...

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Advent Silent Retreat

Event: Advent Silent Retreat

Venue: Burrswood Church of Christ the Healer
From 1st December 2017 to 3rd December 2017

Join us for this specially designed retreat for those who want to spend time in quiet, especially as part of their preparations for Christmas. Silent Advent Retreat - A time of quiet preparing for Christmas Led by Revd Dr Steven Underdown, Chaplain at Burrswood Timetable: Friday 1st DecemberAfternoon Arrive after 2pm. and settle in. 4.00pm Tea in lounge 4.30pm Eucharist in Lady Chapel (optional) 6.30pm Evening Meal (Dining Room) 8.00–9pm Introduction and Guided Quiet Time, followed ...

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Christmas Clay Lanterns

Event: Christmas Clay Lanterns

Venue: Burrswood Health and Wellbeing
27th November 2017

Christmas Clay Lanterns with Deborah Tompsett  All are welcome to this pottery workshop to create a clay lantern for Christmas – no pottery experience required.  Working on soft premade clay forms that can be pierced, carved, added to - the possibilities are endless!  The lanterns can also be decorated with slips and other ceramic paints during the day. Each lantern will be kiln fired after the workshop and then returned to Burrswood ready for collection before Chri...

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Icon Painting Workshop

Event: Icon Painting Workshop

Venue: Burrswood
From 27th November 2017 to 1st December 2017

Experienced iconographer Peter Murphy will lead workshop members through a simple to follow step-by-step process with careful instructions and demonstrations. This five day workshop will give participants the opportunity to paint a Christmas themed Byzantine Icon of either the Archangel Gabriel or the Virgin Mary. Past workshop attendees have used these icons either as a unique gift for someone special or had them photographed and made into their personal Christmas card. Each workshop member ...

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Matchbox Opera - The Magic Flute

Event: Matchbox Opera - The Magic Flute

Venue: Church of Christ the Healer
18th November 2017

Local pro/am opera company Matchbox Opera will be touring their production of Mozart's intriguing The Magic Flute this November. This thoroughly enjoyable 2017 show is once again directed by renowned London operatic director Saffron van Zwanenberg and accompanied by internationally acclaimed concert pianist Jong-Gyung Park with supporting orchestral ensemble. The company specialises in providing intimate opera in interesting settings and we are looking forward to welcoming them back to Burrsw...

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Event: Christian Mindfulness Retreat: Making Space for God

Venue: Burrswood
From 17th November 2017 to 19th November 2017

This retreat will give simple, practical guidance on a number of mindfulness practices and provide an opportunity for fellowship and to learn together. Timetable: FRIDAY 17th November Afternoon Arrive after 2pm. and settle in. 4.00pm Tea in lounge 4.30pm Eucharist in Lady Chapel (optional) 5.00pm Introductory Session (Lady Chapel) 6.30pm Evening Meal (Dining Room) 8.00–9pm Guided Quiet Time, followed by Night Prayer (Lady Chapel). SATURDAY 18th November8.30–9.15am Breakfast (Ja...

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