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Walking Through Winter: Journeying Through Loss

January 14, 2025 @ 4:00 pm - January 17, 2025 @ 10:00 am

£276.00 - £321.00
Got questions you ask when faced with winter seasons of loss in our lives, explore to walk through them with authenticity, Faith & Hope.

Walking Through Winter: Journeying Through Loss (ACT806)

Tuesday 14th January 4.00pm – Friday 17th January 10am

Led By Katherine Gantlett & Jan Fowler

Just as winter comes each year, we will all encounter spiritual winters of loss. These seasons come with so many questions. Who is God? How is God at work in this season? Who am I? What’s the meaning and purpose of life?

For many of us we find ourselves enduring winter seasons, desperately looking for any sign of spring, or trying to force spring ourselves. But, if we can embrace winter and ‘get out into it’, we will discover there is real beauty to be found even in the bleakest of winters.

During this retreat we will reflect on our images of God and ourselves, and how these impact our journey through winter. We’ll explore how spiritual practices such as lament, the Examen, and journeying with others can help us ‘brave the elements’ of winter to authentically journey with God, through the depths of winter, experiencing the warmth of His loving presence, whilst holding on to the promise that spring will come.

Weather dependent, participants will be encouraged to spend time out in the beautiful grounds of Ashburham Place, so please come prepared, as has been famously said, ‘there is no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing!’

We’ll also be putting into practice the Danish art of Hygge. So, expect lots of cake, candles, and crackling fires with plenty of time to get cosy, rest and reflect. Informal spiritual accompaniment will also be available.

Katherine is married to Jon, an organic farmer in Oxfordshire, and they have a young son, Charlie. She studied with and worked for Westminster Theological Centre (WTC) and she is currently training as a Spiritual Director with the London Centre for Spiritual Direction. Her book Walking Through Winter unpacks how with God, we can face and walk through seasons of loss with authenticity, faith, and hope. You can find out more about Katherine by visiting her website https://katherinegantlett.org.uk/

Jan is a trained Spiritual Director with a background rooted in the Ignatian tradition. She believes that accompanying others is a privilege. It gives her joy to see how God works with people as they are given the time and space in a safe, non-judgmental setting to explore their own spirituality and discover that God is in all things.

TO BOOK please call our Bookings Team on 01424 894201 or click on the link to book online

Single Occupancy £321.00 per person

Shared Occupancy £276.00 per person


January 14, 2025 @ 4:00 pm
January 17, 2025 @ 10:00 am
£276.00 - £321.00


Ashburnham Place
Kitchenham Road
Battle, East Sussex TN33 9NF United Kingdom

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