PCN Retreat 2013

PCN Retreat 2013

This year’s retreat will focus on the possibility of ‘progressive worship’. We anticipate an informal weekend in which attendees are free to express what progressive worship would ideally mean for them. We will explore worship forms which lend themselves to being open and inclusive.

Start Date:
Friday 7th June 2013
Start Time:
Glenfall House, nr Cheltenham GL54 4EP
Sandra Griffiths
0113 258 2652
Sessions led by a variety of PCN people
£150 per peson

One of the PCN Management Committee’s tasks has been to try to encourage progressive liturgies, acknowledging the difficulties progressive Christians often have with many traditional liturgies and church services. In a series of sessions during the weekend covering different aspects of worship and theology, we will explore what it might mean to replace ‘traditional’ with ‘progressive’. The sessions, led by a variety of PCN people, will comprise short presentations, discussion, and practice, including but not necessarily limited to:

  • hymnody,
  • Taizé chants,
  • poetry,
  • non-biblical readings,
  • experimental liturgies,
  • film,
  • meditation and silence
Glenfall House is situated near Cheltenham. The House is set in four acres and surrounded by extensive landscaped gardens. It has two chapels. There are three ground floor bedrooms, and four bedrooms up a short flight of four stairs. The rest of the bedrooms are accessed by stairs; please note there is no lift. For further information please go to www.glenfallhouse.org.

Programme. The weekend will start late afternoon / early evening on Friday, with one session on Friday evening, three sessions on Saturday, and one session and celebratory worship on Sunday morning. There will be free time to enjoy the surroundings of Glenfall House on Saturday afternoon. A fuller programme will be sent or emailed to participants nearer the weekend.

Accommodation. Most rooms are en suite. There are three ground floor bedooms and four up a few steps. The rest are accessed by stairs. There is no lift. The House can take up to 45 guests if most of them are prepared to share.

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