There are three main times in our calendar:
Led Retreats -These are focused retreats on a specific topic or theme led by speakers who are experts in their field. There is space within the retreat for both learning and reflection. When a retreat does not have exclusive use of the house, others are welcome to stay without joining in the retreat itself. Most retreats run for Mon-Fri or Fri-Sun and some are open to day visitors.
Time & Space - this is time we set aside in our programme for individual personal retreat for those over 18yrs old. The house is kept quieter in order to provide an environment that is more conducive to reflection and there are opportunities for worship and healing prayer. Individuals, couples or small groups are most welcome at this time. Our Quiet Days and Healing Services are held during Time and Space. You are welcome to come for one night or longer.
Open Time - Outside of Time and Space we are very much a venue to be used! We are perfectly located for those wanting to simply get away, use us as a base for exploring the local area or to attend an event locally. We also welcome families during these times and offer space for a variety of meetings, celebrations, courses and events such as prayer breakfasts or training events whether local or national.
Life can be a struggle following the loss of a loved one or friend, and it is widely acknowledged that death by suicide can be one of the most difficult bereavements to cope with. This can be as true for a Christian as for anyone else. This restorative retreat is for those who are grieving the loss of a family member, partner or close friend as a result of suicide and is for over 18s only.Read more
Time & Space is time we set aside in the programme for personal retreat and usually runs from Monday to Friday although you are welcome to come for the whole time or just one night. Individuals, couples or small groups are most welcome during this time and our pastoral team are on hand to pray with you if you would like. Read more
In Thursday morning chapels during Time and Space, we have a particular focus on prayer for healing. Healing and wholeness is absolutely central to our vision and we regularly have testimony of how God has met people and brought deep healing. The service starts at 9.30am, is open to everyone and there is no charge. Read more
In response to requests for more worship opportunities at The Greenhouse, we have collaborated with a local ecumenical community, The Well to host regular worship evenings, to be held during one of our Time and Space weeks each month. Read more
Our Quiet Days are led times of reflection, prayer and worship through which you we encourage you to draw closer to God. As the name suggests, these days are quiet but not silent. A two-course lunch is provided and you are welcome to arrive early to join in with our 9.30am daily chapel service. Read more
We are delighted to welcome back, prolific authors and speakers, Ali Hull and Bob Hartman to The Greenhouse to lead this exciting writing retreat. In addition to introducing you to the mechanics of getting your book published and giving you lots of handy tips to improve your writing, they will also discuss the ways that stories can be used to deal with issues and ideas without becoming propadandistic or preachy! Not to be missed!Read more
Begun in the early 1980s by singer/songwriter, Marilyn Baker, MBM (www.mbm-ministries.org) is an itinerant ministry of music, teaching and prayer. Marilyn, was soon joined by, Tracy Williamson, whose gifts in speaking and prophecy enriched the music and ministry with a new dimension. Over the years the focus of the ministry has remained the same - to bring people of all abilities and ages into the healing and empowering presence of God through music, teaching and prayer. Read more
Sue is a professional singer, voice coach and singing teacher whose passion is to help people find their own unique voice and sing with increasing confidence and ease and use it to connect with God. In a series of workshops she will combine the theory and practise of singing with finding and using your own prophetic voice. There will also be opportunity to receive advice and techniques to help you sing more effectively. Suitable for all levels. Read more
We are really excited to be working alongside Moorlands college (www.moorlands.ac.uk) to deliver some of their accredited courses such the Certificate in Mentoring. Based locally in Christchurch, the college has given Christians passionate about Jesus Christ the knowledge and skills they need to impact the Church and wider world.Read more
Led by an experienced team of spiritual directors and accompaniers, from the Breathing Space team, these individually guided retreats are, except for brief times at the start and end of the retreat, in silence. You will meet with one of the team daily and have plenty of time to take time out to reflect, pray and do business with God.
You’re invited to join us for the most important festival in the Christian calendar! Come on your own, come with your family or come with your church and let’s celebrate the Resurrection of our Saviour together as the family of Christ!