Epiphany House Programme of Christian Retreats, Quiet Days, Study Days and Workshops
Step into peace…
We invite you to step aside from your daily life into the peace and tranquillity of Epiphany House. Take some time out to meet with God and be refreshed and renewed in his presence.
Our programme includes opportunities from half and full-day quiet days to weekend or week-long retreats, from creative, interactive workshops to contemplative prayer, or simply time for rest and recuperation. Come as you are, and explore the depth of God’s love and his goodness.
More information about each of these events will be added here as it becomes available. Booking is essential for all retreats, quiet days and study days. To reserve your place please contact the office (details below).
Friday 8th March: Visions of Divine Grace – Experiencing Lent with icons
A Quiet Day led by by Revd Rachel Monie. 10am – 4pm. Cost: a suggested donation of £15. A light lunch and hot drinks are included. Download the flyer (pdf).
Friday 8th – Sunday 10th March: Individually Guided Retreat
Retreat leaders: Revd Bryan West and Revd Mary West. Come as you are and set aside time to meet God, led by an experienced prayer guide. Follow the theme or choose your own pathway. For more information, download the flyer (pdf).
Wednesday 20th March: Prayer & Painting One-Day Retreat
10am – 4pm. Led by Maureen Edwards and Jim Seth. An opportunity to explore the connection between art and spirituality. Suitable for all levels of ability, from beginner to more experienced artists. Cost: a suggested donation of £15, to cover our costs and including a light lunch and all drinks. Please bring your own art materials, there is a limited supply available if you need any extras. Download the flyer (pdf)
Saturday 6th April: “The path of descent is the path of transformation”
10am – 4pm. A Contemplative Quiet Day based on the teachings of Fr. Richard Rohr OFM. Join Revd Canon Olive Stevens for a quiet days of contemplative teachings, practices and reflections using video footage from the CONSPIRE conference 2018 at the Centre for Action and Contemplation, Albuquerque, New Mexico. This event is offered on two separate dates: choose from either Saturday 6th April or Saturday 6th July. Cost: a suggested donation of £15 for each day, to cover our costs and including a light lunch and all drinks. The course content is provided free by the Centre for Action and Contemplation. For more information, download the flyer (pdf).
Tuesday 16th April: Personal Retreat Day
9.45am – 4pm. A day set aside especially for those seeking quiet space. Come as you are and take some time out to meet with God. You are welcome to join in with our rhythm of prayer and worship during the day (a short service of Morning Prayer at 10am and a Eucharist service at 12 noon) or to do your own thing. Art materials will be available. Lunch will be provided and hot drinks on hand throughout the day. Spiritual direction can be included as part of your retreat day—please let us know when you book. Suggested donation: £15 for the day, or £25 with spiritual direction. Booking is essential. To reserve your place, please contact the office. Download the flyer (pdf).
Friday 10th May: The Enneagram and the Spiritual Journey
10am – 4pm. Led by Revd Dr David Rake. Once we have learned the basics of the Enneagram and have discovered our place within it we begin to understand the ways in which we individually live out our type. On this study day we shall look at prayer, worship, some stages on the spiritual journey and spiritual direction, both from our own perspective and from that of other Enneagram types. Cost: £18 including a light lunch, hot drinks and course materials. Download the flyer (pdf).
Those coming on this day should have attended an introductory course on the Enneagram and so have a knowledge of the nine types. If you are not familiar with the Enneagram, please consider attending the Introduction to the Enneagram course later this year instead (see below)
Monday 13th – Friday 17th May: Prayer & Painting Retreat
Led by Maureen Edwards & Revd Derek Collins. Take time out in the beautiful house & gardens of Epiphany House, Truro to deepen your connection to God and explore spirituality expressed through painting, light and colour. Suitable for all levels of ability, from beginner to more experienced artists, the retreat includes one-to-one painting tuition, spiritual accompaniment and plenty of free time for painting, prayer and relaxation. For more information, download the flyer (pdf).
Monday 5th – Friday 9th August: CARM Painting and Prayer Retreat
Led by Pam Bowen and Revd Roger Clifton from the Creative Arts Retreat Movement (www.carmretreats.org). Further details about this retreat will be available in due course.
Monday 2nd – Sunday 8th September: Walking Retreat
Led by Revd Nigel Marns. Walk part of the Celtic Way. Further details about this retreat will be available in due course.
Friday 25th – Saturday 26th October: Introduction to the Enneagram
Led by Revd Dr David Rake. The Enneagram provides a way of understanding human personality and is used in many contexts including spiritual direction. It is a tool to help us on the spiritual journey, helping people grow in prayer and worship, discover their pathway to God and to find inner healing. It helps us understand why we are all different and have characteristic and appropriate ways of doing things. The course runs on Friday 25th October from 7.30 to about 9.30pm and on Saturday 26th October from 10am to about 5pm. Attendance at both Friday and Saturday sessions is necessary. Cost: £35 including hot drinks, lunch on Saturday and course materials. For more details, download the flyer (pdf).
More Information & Booking
Booking is essential for all of our retreats, quiet days and study days. For further details about any of these events and to book your place, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01872 272249 (the office is open Monday-Friday, 9.00am-5.00pm).
Regular Events and Services
The Eucharist is celebrated on Tuesdays at 12 noon (on the first Tuesday of the month prayer for healing is offered at the Eucharist). (Common Worship)
Morning Prayer is said in the Chapel at 10am Monday-Friday
Christian Meditation Group on the first Tuesday of the month between 2pm-3.30pm
Centering Prayer is held on some Saturdays. Contact Christine on 01872 223622 for details
Centering Prayer is the intention to consent to God’s presence within ourselves allowing for a deeper relationship with God and to facilitate the development of Contemplative Prayer.
“Be still and know that I am God” Psalm 46:10
Friday 15th February: Refresh Day
A day offering time out for unpaid carers, supported by Promas CIC and with grant funding from CRCC. This event is now fully booked. If you would like to go on the waiting list, please contact the office to be sent an application form.
Financial assistance to attend retreats
If you would like to come to Epiphany House on retreat but are struggling financially, there are some forms of assistance available:
The Association for Promoting Retreats (APR) offers a limited number of bursaries. These cover up to 50% of the costs of an individual guest’s residential retreat (up to a maximum of £150 for any person in a year). If you would like an APR bursary to come on retreat at Epiphany House, please contact us as we will need to apply to APR on your behalf for the bursary.
Thanks to a generous anonymous donor, Epiphany House has it’s own bursary fund for people who would like to come on a residential retreat but would otherwise struggle to afford it. In order to apply, a simple letter which briefly explains your desire to come on a retreat and your need of a bursary (this will be kept in absolute confidence) should be sent by email to email@example.com or by post to The House Director, Epiphany House, Kenwyn, Truro, TR1 3DR.