Dovedale House, Ilam, Asbourne, Derbyshire.
God is at work in the nations. Historic changes are underway. The Gospel is advancing at the same time as Truth is being attacked from all sides. From the very beginning of the Church the apostles were motivated to encourage the believers to hold fast to their faith and to build up the unity of the body. We believe that unity of faith and purpose across the generations is vital at this time. This men’s weekend will be focusing on God’s call – for us to be purposeful in unity and strengthened in His enabling. You are invited to come and be a part of what God is leading us into in these days, so that we might advance the Kingdom together.
About the venue
Dovedale House, a former Victorian vicarage, became a residential centre in 1967 and is situated in Ilam, a stunning location in the Peak District, an ideal base for exploring the National Park. All bedrooms are multiple occupancy and there is one ground floor en-suite room with disabled access. There is a chair-lift available to the first floor.
The Briery Retreat & Conference Centre, Ilkley, Yorkshire.
Times of stress, hardship, grief and trial provide the ideal conditions in which we may encounter God in deeper ways. Across the world God is shaking established, man-made structures, even within the Church. At the same time the Lord calls to all who will hear: “Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away” (SoS 2.10). God longs for us to know His heart, and is strengthening us, in the love of Christ, to stand firm in these days of uncertainty and darkness. This weekend will provide opportunity for silence, teaching, ministry and fellowship within a setting of worship. “Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls; all your waves and breakers have swept over me” (Ps 42.7).
About the venue
The Briery is situated on a hill overlooking the beautiful Yorkshire countryside, approximately one mile from the town of Ilkley. Run by the Sisters of the Cross and Passion, the centre offers a place of peace and tranquillity, where those who come can find God in an atmosphere of love,
prayer, healing and peace. Accommodation is in single & twin rooms situated on two floors, the first being accessible by stairs or lift. There are four ground-floor single rooms, one being suitable for a physically challenged person.
Tuesday 18 – Friday 28 July 2017
Price: £350 / €410
Maranatha has a long history of praying and working for unity, renewal and healing throughout the British isles. There have been many Maranatha gatherings over the years in Ireland, both North and South of the border, and we have witnessed the Lord’s gentle yet powerful reconciling love in this beautiful land of saints and scholars.
As we embrace the new thing that God is now doing, we are taking time to listen to Him through a shared pilgrimage in Ireland. This will include visits and Maranatha gatherings in selected places as we reflect on the history and spiritual inheritance of generations.
Maranatha Family Weekend
The House of Bread @ The Mill, Shipston-on Stour.
This weekend is an opportunity to enjoy fellowship, fun and worship as part of God’s family. It is particularly aimed at providing time for those of different generations to ‘share life’ in the beautiful surroundings of the Costwolds. The programme will give time for relaxation, games and outings as well as family prayer and worship. We will celebrate each others’ gifts with – ‘Maranatha’s Got Talent’.
Accommodation is in the main house (a converted mill) or in your own tent or caravan (outside water tap only). All guests enjoy use of the House facilities, including a bathroom for campers, and shared meals. The weekend will start with an evening meal on Friday 1st September and will finish with closing devotions on Monday morning. Room allocation is prioritised according to booking date so early booking is advisable. Please note – Families with children are responsible for ensuring their safety around the facilities, especially the River Stour and mill pond.
About the venue
The House of Bread @ The Mill is a Christian retreat and conference centre, set in the beautiful Cotswold countryside. It is the home of a small Christian community who live in the rhythm of prayer and worship. It is set in the beauty and tranquillity of rural England, a mile and a half from the historic town of Shipston-on-Stour.
Preparing for Jesus’ Return
The Emmaus Centre, West Wickham, Kent.
Jesus has promised He is coming back and urges us to be ready. The season of Advent is a time for prayerful reflection on how we should prepare for Him, but it is so often crowded with a different kind of preparation for Christmas. The unnerving parable of the ten virgins (Matt. 25.1-13) is a salutary warning for God’s people.
This weekend of worship and fellowship will offer teaching and sharing on the ways in which we can learn together how to live the prayer, ‘Maranatha! Come Lord Jesus!’
About the venue
Run by the Daughters of Mary and Joseph, The Emmaus Centre is an oasis of peace and tranquillity, It is situated near to parkland, within easy access of the M25. Accommodation will be in single and twin rooms. A lift is available for accessing rooms above ground level.