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Retreat House Pleshey: Every place is hallowed ground

Location House of Retreat
Date Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 9:30am - 4:00pm
Duration   6 hours, 30 minutes
Contact Name Stewart McCredie
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Cost - £28 to include lunch. “Every place is hallowed ground” is a line written by the Olney Poet William Cowper and in this Quiet Day Jonathan will seek to use verse from Cowper and others to celebrate how, in Gerard Manley Hopkins words “the world is charged with the grandeur of God”.  There will be an opportunity for prayer and Eucharist. Ven Jonathan Smith serves as Archdeacon of St Albans.  He was first introduced to Pleshey at a Parish Weekend for Waltham Abbey where he was Assistant Curate in the early 1980’s and subsequently has visited the House of Retreat for Quiet Days and Retreats over forty times.  He describes it as “one of those thin places where the veil between earth and heaven is most transparent”

Repeats? No