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April 2022

Literature Appreciation I

April 12 @ 4:00 pm - April 14 @ 3:00 pm

Chaucer Tutor:  Hugh Parry Chaucer now seems to be treated as the purveyor of rollicking pseudo-Medieval romps, flattened of course in to modern English:  not a fate which genius deserves.  This course will sidestep the favourites beloved of travelling players and setters of school syllabuses,…

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Easter Retreat

April 14 @ 4:00 pm - April 18 @ 10:00 am

Leader:  Canon Graham Bettridge  Join us at Parcevall Hall for this most special week of the year.  The programme will be led by our chaplain, Canon Graham Bettridge, taking time to reflect on the significance of Holy Week, and celebrating together the triumph of Easter…

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Art Appreciation I

April 19 @ 4:00 pm - April 21 @ 3:00 pm

Cartoonery:  English Attitudes Tutor:  Tim Stimson Many artists discovered that humour is the key to winning the hearts of the English! Caricature, satire and the cartoon have given pleasure, satisfaction, amusement and relief, whilst drawing down censure and puncturing pomposity across class divides since the…

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Open Quiet Day II

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Leader:  Lynn Parker Spring into Prayer is the theme for the April Open Quiet Day. Lynn is a Reader in the Church of England and was previously a teacher in Business Studies & IT. She has led many Fellowship of Contemplative Prayer and Bible Study…

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Building Resilience

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

Tutor:  Dr Cathy Brown  Life can be stressful but, whilst we can't eliminate stress completely, we can change how we respond to it. During this two-night retreat you will learn about our human stress response and how to begin to develop habits to help build…

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May 2022

Julian of Norwich

May 3 @ 10:00 am - 8:30 pm

‘within listening distance of the silence we call God’ A Study Day with Joyce Simpson ‘What seek ye?’, or ‘What do you want?’ are the first words Jesus utters in St John’s Gospel. Julian’s reply is direct and firm: ‘God of your goodness give me…

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Beginner’s Birdwatching & the Dawn Chorus

May 4 @ 4:00 pm - May 6 @ 3:00 pm

Leader: Chris Bradshaw  Join us on a relaxed birdwatching break aimed at people new to birdwatching, or those just wishing to enjoy commoner birds in a tranquil location.  We will have a programme of short birdwatching walks which focus on learning how to identify and…

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Friends of Parcevall Hall Eucharist & Annual Dinner

May 18 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Friends of Parcevall Hall meet for a time of worship and fellowship over a three course dinner, served with wine. Dinner: £24 Dinner, Bed & Breakfast: £75

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Fellowship of Contemplative Prayer Retreat I

May 24 @ 4:00 pm - May 27 @ 3:00 pm

A silent ‘listening’ retreat. Contemplative life is the expression of the desire to seek stillness amid the rush of life, to hear ‘the still small voice’ amid today’s clamour; to search for and listen to God. Experienced with others in a group, silence is deeper…

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Recorder Players’ Workshop II

May 27 @ 4:00 pm - May 29 @ 3:00 pm

Tutor: Mary Tyers  Ensemble playing in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, this workshop is aimed at experienced adult players who ideally offer two instruments and are able to swap between them.  The ability to hold your own part in a group and good sight-reading skills…

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