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Jars of Clay

Five day group retreat during Lent providing a creative space to reflect on your story and discern God’s presence in your life journey, particularly through difficult seasons.

Jars of Clay: the journey retreat

Weaving together contemplative prayer with art and music elements, retreatants will be guided through a week of reflection and prayer on the themes of lament and hope.

  • Pottery session and reflection with opportunity to work with clay and throw your own pot!

  • Art retreat / workshop focusing on the theme of lament, with opportunity for creative expression and prayer.

  • Music ministry by Epiphany with opportunity to receive individual Sound Portraits - a unique piece of music played via improvisation over each retreatant. 


24 - 28 March 2025


5 days / 4 nights, full board, £350 (£150 non-refundable deposit with £200 payable by 1st March 2024)

Optional spiritual direction, £35

Booking deadline

3 March 2025

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Former retreatants said

“It was the best retreat I have ever been on by a mile (and I’ve been on quite a few)! I loved every single activity and was very sad when it was time to leave. Getting my ‘sound portrait’ was just extraordinary… one of the best musical and faith-building experiences I have had in my life!”


“When I came, I was chipped and colourless, but on leaving I have less ‘chips’ and far more colour. Given a little more time I’ll be a brand new, colourful pot – ready to shine again! It was a privilege to be here!”


“I had come from a very busy season, so this retreat has been very restoring and light for me – not feeling I had to meet lots of expectations. It has been a joy and I have had fun.”


“It was all brilliant. Great variety of creative disciplines! Thought-provoking and wonderfully deep stuff from the artists, and getting my ‘sound portrait’ was a very profound experience that brought me a lot of healing.”

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