If you’ve been bereaved and are struggling with your grief, then you are warmly welcome at one of the ‘Living with Loss’ retreats. These retreats are for anyone aged 18+ who is grieving following the death of a spouse, a child, other loved ones, friends or other significant people, whatever the cause or circumstances. You can find out more about the next two retreats here.
No matter where you attend, the retreat is full board, with snacks and treats between meals, plus retreat and craft materials all provided. You’ll walk away with memories but also some ‘souvenirs’ to remind you of the topics in our led sessions. The Living with Loss Retreats are always friendly places, with opportunities to talk with those who are similarly bereaved, or space to reflect in solitude if that’s what you prefer.
8 – 12 November 2021 – “Living with Loss” week retreat (Monday-Friday)
Lee Abbey, Devon
(Update 11 September: This retreat is now fully booked.)
Lee Abbey is in Devon, not far from the Valley of the Rocks, Lynton and Lynmouth. It is absolutely beautiful. We hold our event in the Beacon Centre of Lee Abbey. The rooms are simpler than in Lee Abbey Main House but the advantage is that we have our own dedicated space. There are opportunities to join in with different activities, and if you like walking or views, this is a great place. The beach is accessible by a short walk, or you can head off through woods or on the safe path around the headland. The retreat starts on Monday before supper and ends after breakfast on Friday – that’s 4 nights. Don’t delay booking – there are just 3 places left. The cost for this retreat is £225.
“I had no idea, really, what to expect this week. I am returning home feeling assured that I will survive and continue to take ‘small steps’ on my journey.”
28 February – 4th March 2022 – “Living with Loss” week retreat (Monday-Friday)
Cloverley Hall, Shropshire
Cloverley Hall is a spacious property set in its own beautiful grounds in Shropshire. Facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool and a games room. All meals are provided (cooked breakfast, and two courses at lunch and the evening meal) plus snacks, plus retreat materials to take away with you.
As with all Living with Loss events, we will be exploring grief and finding the way forward through a variety of led sessions, discussions and activities. There is Christian content and a service of remembrance and hope. There will also be some craft activities. The programme will have enough time in it so that you can also rest, walk and enjoy the facilities that Cloverley Hall offers, or you might like to go out to visit nearby Whitchurch or Market Drayton. The cost for this retreat is £285, all rooms ensuite. There will be up to 21 participants.
Contact Cloverley Hall to book your place: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01948 890 688
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“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.”