What Students Say

  • "Thank you so much for this amazing time. Starting with the retreat weekend was brilliant. I loved it!"
  • "This week has been an oasis of calm, receiving spiritual encouragement, wisdom, and meeting with a small group of wonderful people."


Course Tutor

Jan Barlow

Jan is the College's 'Pastoral Care & Spiritual Formation Tutor' - BSc (Occupational Therapy), Post Graduate Diploma in Palliative Care, MA Leadership with Mission.



Who is the course for?

The programme is principally an opportunity to be spiritually and emotionally refreshed, and secondly to prepare to re-enter cross-cultural service at home or abroad. The programme is flexible so that you can do as much or as little as you choose.

What is the programme?

Spiritual Life: times of worship, reflection and Bible teaching and prayer

Pastoral Care: the opportunity to talk and pray through pastoral concerns

Re-entry Issues: understanding transition and gaining skills to handle re-entry into home cultures.

Example of topics discused:
Handling transition
Adapting to being at "home"
Facing Conflict - the challenge of forgiveness
Building Resilience
Preparing to return to the mission field

About the optional retreat

You may choose to take the optional guided retreat which takes place from Friday afternoon after the 'Refresh' programme ends. This will provide you with more time to stroll our beautiful grounds, use the All Nations Library and take a little extra time to quieten and reflect on the refresh course.  


As well as beautiful woodland, the grounds include a full sized sports field and spacious lawn for volley ball. The games room has a pool table and table tennis available.


We have a range of comfortable single, twin and double bedded rooms. Although our rooms are not en suite, all rooms have wash basins. Baths and showers are located near each room. Towels and bed linin are provided. All meals are served in the college's cafeteria. Special diets can be catered for, please give notice when booking.

How to Apply

Please use our  online booking form to apply. You can fill this out by clicking on the 'Apply Now' buttons found on this page.

Current and previous students have a reduced price!

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Key Information

  • Cost
  • How to Apply
  • Course costs 2020

    Refresh: £308pp (5 days/4 nights)

    Refresh Student: (current or previous) £278 (5 days/4 nights)

    Refresh & Retreat: £398pp (8 days/7 nights)

    Refresh & Retreat Student: (current or previous) £368pp (8 days/7 nights

    Course cost 2021: TBD

    *The cost includes fee, board and lodging. The full amount must be paid in full on submission of your online application form


  • Applications are not yet open for Refresh 2021 

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