Latest news: Retreats and other updates

Our next Living with Loss retreats are listed on this page.

  • For anyone who is ready to attend their first Living with Loss Retreat, the next residential event is a mid-week retreat in the Scottish countryside – Hawick in the borders, not far from Carlisle. Whitchester is a lovely quiet property with comfortable rooms, a great meeting room, an art room, a conservatory, and excellent home cooked meals with home-grown vegetables, set in glorious grounds. Lots of walks nearby. The retreat is from the 10-12th September. The cost is £180 and includes all meals (3 lunches, 2 dinners and breakfasts), snacks in between, and retreat materials to take away with you. (Non-residential guests also welcome, for £80 with all meals except breakfasts.)  We also hope to fit in a ‘Kumihimo’ (Japanese braiding) craft activity. There’s even a woodland prayer walk. Find out more and book at Whitchester
  • Other events this year are at Penhurst (Sussex) and Lee Abbey (Devon). On this page you’ll find a full list of events and links to more detailed information about the content of the retreat, FAQs, etc. I’m also happy to answer individual enquiries if you’re not sure if this is something for you, so please get in touch if that’s the case.

Other news

  • I’m taking my own personal retreat from the beginning of May until mid-June. I pre-write most of my blog posts so the blog itself will continue, but communications and responses to emails will be slower. Also, we aren’t booking any events during that time period – which is why I’m mentioning it now. (Some of our events are not publicly advertised as they are organised by a church or other organisation.)


From a participant at one of our recent events:

“I would like to say that I found the time I spent at [the retreat], was a great help in my journey of loss. I thank you for your gentle nature, and understanding of the journey we are all on. I found it all very comforting and helpful in recognising where I am on the journey and it gave me fresh strength to be kind and to think of myself.”


The pictures on this blog are my own, except for rare exceptions. Mostly they come from my own travels. I find taking photos a good way to be in the moment, as I focus my attention and the lens on what is in front of me.



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