Retreats, days and courses

Here are brief details of events I am involved with in coming months. For more information please click on the links

Seeing in the Dark

Meeting God in times of struggle and uncertainty

Friday 19th to Sunday 21st October 2018 at Penhurst Retreat Centre, Battle, East Sussex


Life is joyful, beautiful and a rich blessing, but also difficult, painful and mysterious.

This retreat will draw on imagery from the Bible and the Christian spiritual tradition to explore the part struggle plays within human growth and our experience of God.

We will explore the night journey of John of the Cross, our falling and rising through the writings of Julian of Norwich, our wrestling with God through the poetry of George Herbert and the wilderness walk of the hymn Guide me O Thou Great Redeemer.

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Waiting, Watching and Wonderment

Praying the Advent mystery through artwork, poetry and the rhythms of Creation


Friday November 23rd to Sunday November 25th

at the Kairos Centre, Roehampton, London

Led by Magdalen Lawler and Christopher Chapman


In this retreat we will use artwork, poetry and the rhythms of Creation to explore how God comes afresh into our waiting, watching and wonderment.

As the autumn fall moves towards winter's stillness, the season of Advent shifts our gaze to the final days when so much that seemed important will be swept away. But Advent also bids us look forward to birth, beginning and the budding of a yet hidden spring. We are taken back to the mother's womb. Life will be renewed in her child of love. 

In this retreat we will use artwork, poetry and the rhythms of creation to explore how God comes afresh into our own waiting, watching and wonderment.


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Choosing Life

A retreat for those seeking a new direction in their lives 


Tuesday April 2nd to Thursday April 4th 2019

At Wychcroft House, Bletchingley, Redill, Surrey, RH1 4NE 

Led by Christopher Chapman 

Choices face us within our relationships, work, and ministry. Sometimes we are aware of a specific choice that is ours to make; at other times what we recognise is the need for change, without seeing where this leads us. Sometimes events jolt us out of our former path and we don’t know how to respond.

Drawing on themes and prayer exercises from the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises this retreat will provide the space and resources to explore new directions, as we become aware of the invitation of the Spirit.


God desires to lead us into our own truth: a truth will set us free and enable our lives to be fruitful. 


Cost: £150

To book contact Wychcroft House 01883 743041


For information on the content contact Christopher Chapman