One day retreat on Saturday 28 November 2020

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Date(s) - 28/11/2020
9:45 am - 4:00 pm

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A Sannox Advent Retreat: A Journey into Advent by joining us online – led by Rev Roy Searle

The Celtic Saints had an appreciation of the seasons of the year and wove into their life and work an awareness of God and the sacred in the midst of ordinary life. In this time of darkness enveloping the world, we are invited to look again at the story that speaks of light, hope and peace. A story of God’s love for the world, a transformative story that touches the hearts of lives of all who encounter its central figure, Christ.

Our retreat will be led by Roy Searle, one of the founders of the Northumbria Community and a former President of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, who is well known as a speaker, retreat leader, writer, tutor and leadership mentor. Roy knows Arran well and has been a regular visitor and support of Sannox from its earliest days. He serves the Centre on our Advisory Board.


 9.45 Welcome and Introductions 

 9.55 Morning Prayer from Celtic Daily Prayer

10.20 Session 1: A Journey of Adventure

10.50 Personal Reflection and Coffee Break

11.15 Session 2: A Journey of Discovery

11.45 Journeying Partners – Break out Groups 

12.15 Brief Plenary Sharing and Midday Prayer from Celtic Daily Prayer

12.30 Lunch Break

13.15 Pre-recorded video tour of Sannox, including the newly refurbished church, followed by one of the Sannox team sharing and taking any questions that come from retreatants.

13.45 Session 3: A Journey of Transformation

14.15 Journeying Partners – Break out Groups

14.45 Session 4: A Journey of Ordinary People

15.15 Concluding worship and blessings that I will lead to draw the day together concluding with an Advent Peace Blessing

16.00 Close

If you would like to join Roy and our team on the day please register with Heidi our administrator at We will then send you joining details for the retreat. There will be a fee of £10 to cover costs.