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September 2018

Literature Appreciation II – Shakespeare’s Sonnets

September 24 @ 4:00 pm - September 26 @ 3:00 pm

  Tutor:  Hugh Parry   The Shakespeare Sonnets remain one of the peaks of poetic achievement.  Within their apparently identical and restrictive packaging, they are elegant, witty, raw, ruminative, rousing – sometimes all at once.  What do they have to say, and how do they…

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Sir William Milner’s Music Collection with Hugh Parry

September 27 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm

  This year we are celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the birth of Sir William Milner. Enjoy the pick of Sir William’s 78s introduced and described by Hugh Parry, aka the Sheik of Shellac.  We will hear music from the 1920s to the 1940s played…

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October 2018

Autumn Rambling in Wharfedale

October 1 @ 4:00 pm - October 4 @ 3:00 pm

  Join us for the last of our three walking breaks in the 2018 programme.  There is a choice each day of either short or longer, more demanding walks with one of our two guides, returning to the welcome and warmth of Parcevall Hall.  We…

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Sir William Milner’s Birthday: Friends’ Eucharist & Celebration

October 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

  The Friends of Parcevall Hall come together for a time of worship and fellowship to celebrate the 125th birthday of Sir William Milner. Coffee and biscuits will be served from 10am. Spaces are available for this event.  Friends are invited to contact the office…

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Open Quiet Day IV

October 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Our Open Quiet Days this year are being led by Cathy Davie.  Cathy is a spiritual director, following roles as a town planner, teacher, mother, and clergy spouse. Her facilitation skills include writing materials and teaching spirituality in schools and for lay readers.…

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Recorder Players’ Workshop IV

October 16 @ 4:00 pm - October 18 @ 3:00 pm

  Tutor:  Margaret Shearing Ensemble playing in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, this workshop is aimed at moderate to good adult players who ideally offer two instruments and are able to swap between them.  You should have the ability to hold your own part in…

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Fellowship of Contemplative Prayer Retreat II – The Race Marked Out for Us

October 26 @ 4:00 pm - October 28 @ 3:00 pm

  Witness:  Peter Dodson Following the format of our May FCP Retreat, this weekend will include remembrance of five saints in the approach to All Saints Day and the Cloud of Witnesses in the Letter to the Hebrews, who ran the race marked out for…

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Textile Crafts Break II

October 30 @ 4:00 pm - November 1 @ 3:00 pm

  Tutors:  Joan Wilkinson & Elizabeth Sewell   Do you enjoy textile crafts?  Are you interested in trying new things or developing your skills?  This break will include tuition in more advanced skills.  For the confident stitcher we will offer tuition in an advanced technique,…

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November 2018

Silent Retreat: Experiencing God in Silence

November 2 @ 4:00 pm - November 4 @ 3:00 pm

  Leader:  Michael Jackson   Thomas Merton wrote that ‘in silence God ceases to be an object and becomes an experience’.  This retreat will explore ways in which we might use silence to do just that.  It will hopefully prove a good introduction to those…

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December 2018

Advent Retreat: Journeying to the Light

December 4 @ 4:00 pm - December 7 @ 3:00 pm

  Leader:  Katharine Cheney   We shall share the journey with some of those who came before Jesus. It is intended to include input, prayer, music, poetry and plenty of time simply to 'be’. Resources in the form of bible and other material for meditation,…

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