2022 Programme

St Francis, God’s Troubadour

Diversity and Inclusion

‘Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance’

Vernā Myers, author of ‘Moving Diversity Forward: How to Go From Well-Meaning to Well-Doing.’

Inclusion P22

We are inviting you to come and dance with us, led on the way by St. Francis of Assisi and his inspiration in our lives. The programme for 2022 is a broad range of offerings, in the hope that people of different backgrounds and interests will find something that attracts them and invites them to Hilfield. Each programme being offered seeks to engage the heart, mind, and body of participants. Taking hold of God’s hand in song, craft, and creation, God can lead us into greater wholeness and empower us to live differently and help others to as well.

If you have never been to Hilfield, we are a community that welcomes people from all traditions or none in the spirit of St. Francis, working for peace and reconciliation and collaborating with people pioneering new ways of living in this time of climate crisis and pandemic.

Here is the Programme of Events.  You can download the Summary Programme by clicking the button below.  Please contact Suzi to check availability and avoid disappointment before registering for the weekend.

Gathering Embers –

Hospitality on the Journey

Tuesday 17th to Friday 20th May

-A space to process loss, change and letting go.

-A space to find ground and connection in a changed landscape.

-A place for prayerful re-imagination

Gathering Embers is a three night retreat for those looking for a gentle and hospitable space to feel, to think, to grieve, to re-integrate and re-imagine on the journey of evolving faith. Anna Robinson and David Benjamin Blower, both of Nomad Podcast, will hold space for prayerful meditation, reflection and thoughtful exploration. There will be music, poetry, and space to connect with others along the journey, as well as space to be quiet, to be amidst nature and to discern our own nature and our own stories.

Anna Robinson is a facilitator, host and writer who curates creative spaces for contemplative practice and is part of Nomad Podcast.  David Benjamin Blower is a musician, poet and theologian, and also part of Nomad Podcast. 

Suggested donation £220 to include food and accommodation.  Please let Suzi know if you have any dietary requirements.

For more information and booking please contact Suzi at Hilfield on 01300 341741 or email hilfieldssf@franciscans.org.uk

Please contact Suzi to check availability and avoid disappointment before registering for the week.

First Craft Week of the year

Wednesday 1st to Sunday 5th June

The first Craft Week of the year with Suzi Herbert.  Come along and enjoy the week with like-minded crafters.   

Suggested donation £220 to include food and accommodation.  Please contact Suzi if you have any dietary requirements.  If you would like to arrive on Tuesday 31st May to relax before you start crafting please contact Suzi which will be a suggested extra of £45.

For more information and booking please contact Suzi at Hilfield on 01300 341741 or email hilfieldssf@franciscans.org.uk

Please contact Suzi to check availability and avoid disappointment before registering for the week.

Diversity

Friday 17th to Sunday 19th June June

A weekend with The Rev’d Augustine Ihm, an exceptionally gifted individual. A published writer, accomplished theologian, inspiring speaker and presenter, he somehow finds the time to also educate and campaign for judicial reform.

Augustine has written for the Church Times, The Moody Standard and The Church of England Newspaper. With degrees in Education and Theology from Durham University, he has previously studied at Northwestern University, Iowa State University, Sarum College and St Mellitus College.

For more information and booking please contact Suzi at Hilfield on 01300 341741 or email hilfieldssf@franciscans.org.uk

On the left are 2 YouTube links.  Firstly Rev’d Tanner-Ihm introduces himself and describes the weekend. Secondly Hilfield Community Member Sarah welcomes Rev’d Augustine Tanner-Ihm and Guests to the weekend.  What better place to spend a weekend on Diversity than the beautiful location of Hilfield Friary.

We offer different ways to participate:
  • You can join us for the weekend from Fri to Sunday
  • Just come just for Saturday with lunch included
  • Come to Mass at 8:30 Sunday and join for a breakfast roll afterwards. He will be leading the programme and preaching at Mass on Sunday.
 
Visit his website: https://augustineihm.co.uk/
 
 Please contact Suzi to check availability and avoid disappointment before registering for the weekend.

When Dorothy Day met Francis of Assisi

Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd July

This weekend is led by Jonathan Herbert.  It is said of Dorothy Day, 20th Century co-founder of the Catholic Worker and prominent peace activist in the USA, that she comforted the afflicted and afflicted the comfortable.  We shall look at the strong spiritual roots of her activism and its connections with Franciscan spirituality.

The weekend will be an exploration together of her life with the challenge to see how her life and that of Francis can inspire us in works of mercy and non-violent activism. 

Suggested donation £140 to include food and accommodation.  Please let Suzi know if you have any dietary requirements.

For more information and booking please contact Suzi at Hilfield on 01300 341741 or email hilfieldssf@franciscans.org.uk

Please contact Suzi to check availability and avoid disappointment before registering for the weekend.

Families Camp

Saturday 30th July to Sunday 7th August

This is a week of sharing the life of the friary with adults and children.  New young families welcome! Contact Stuart and Anna Hutton: stuarthutton@me.com

Youth Camp

Saturday 13th to to Sunday 21st August

A week with young people aged 13 to 17 sharing and growing in Christian life.  Open to both groups and individuals. For information and booking: https://www.hilfieldyouthcamp.co.uk/

 

Stone Carving

Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th September

Join Lindy Cameron, a Hilfield Community member, on a practical stone carving retreat. 

Learn to carve or increase your skills while exploring with others how ancient stone and spirituality might work alongside each other in a relaxed environment where all are welcome.  Tools provided but if you would like to bring your own then please do.  Come and enjoy the rhythm of life at the Friary and meet others as we journey together over three days.
 
Suggested donation £160 to include a stone for sculpting.  Additional stones can be purchased for £20 each.
 
For more information and booking please contact Suzi at Hilfield on 01300 341741 or email hilfieldssf@franciscans.org.uk
 
Please contact Suzi to check availability and avoid disappointment before registering for the weekend.

Poetry Weekend

The Tempest

Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th September

Poetry weekend with Elizabeth Cook. The theme is Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’.  Please bring your own copy of the play.

The Tempest (c.1611), though not quite the last play Shakespeare wrote, is often spoken of as his farewell to the theatre.  It contains humanly-contrived magic as well as greater marvels of Providence and forgiveness.  In the speeches of Caliban we find some of Shakespeare’s most attentive writing about the natural world.  The play invites us to think deeply about human nature, and issues such as parenting, government, education, colonialism, enslavement, and freedom. We will spend the weekend reading this play and discussing it in detail.

Suggested donation £140 to include food and accommodation.  Please let Suzi know if you have any dietary requirements.

For more information and booking please contact Suzi at Hilfield on 01300 341741 or email hilfieldssf@franciscans.org.uk

Please contact Suzi to check availability and avoid disappointment before registering for the weekend.

Franciscan Weekend

Friday 30th September to Sunday 2nd October

An annual weekend hosted by the Franciscan brothers. 

The beautiful statue in the photo is hidden away in the garden of the church next to the Bishop’s Palace in Assisi. It is not widely known and a member of the Anglican Assisi congregation gave us permission to use the photo.

It depicts Francis in the moments after he renounced his worldly father in favour of his heavenly one by handing back his fine clothes.

Suggested donation £140 to include food and accommodation.  Please let Suzi know if you have any dietary requirements.

For more information and booking please contact Suzi at Hilfield on 01300 341741 or email hilfield

Please contact Suzi to check availability and avoid disappointment before registering for the weekend.

Second Folk Weekend

Friday 28th to Sunday 30th October

The Second Folk Weekend of the year with Alan and Gill McIntosh.

Suggested donation £140 to include food and accommodation.  Please let Suzi know if you have any dietary requirements.

For more information and booking please contact Suzi at Hilfield on 01300 341741 or email hilfieldssf@franciscans.org.uk

Please contact Suzi to check availability and avoid disappointment before registering for the weekend.

Music Retreat Weekend

Friday 18th to Sunday 20th November

…And the song was made flesh, spending time with the musicality of our flesh and bones with Fran Key. A weekend of gently led, improvisational and collaborative musical explorations with Fran, a music psychotherapist working in the field of adult mental health.

Suggested donation £140 to include food and accommodation.  Please let Suzi know if you have any dietary requirements.

For more information and booking please contact Suzi at Hilfield on 01300 341741 or email hilfieldssf@franciscans.org.uk

Please contact Suzi to check availability and avoid disappointment before registering for the weekend.

Advent Quiet Day

Saturday 26th November

The day is led by Lynn Fry as we get ready for this wonderful season of expectancy and hope.

Suggested donation £20 to included soup and bread.  Please let Suzi know if you have any dietary requirements.

For more information and booking please contact Suzi at Hilfield on 01300 341741 or email hilfieldssf@franciscans.org.uk

Please contact Suzi to check availability and avoid disappointment before registering for the day.

2 Craft Week of the year

Wednesday 30th November to Sunday 4th December

The second of the Craft Weeks with Suzi Herbert. A time to come together away from the all the craziness of the season to relax and have time to craft. 

Expect good company and fun in cosy surroundings providing a relaxing time to finish all those pesky craft projects you have been meaning to finish or have a go at something new.  Come and share your own crafty passions with like- minded crafters.

Suggested donation £220 to include food and accommodation.  Please contact Suzi if you have any dietary requirements.  If you would like to arrive on Tuesday 31st May to relax before you start crafting please contact Suzi.

For more information and booking please contact Suzi at Hilfield on 01300 341741 or email hilfieldssf@franciscans.org.uk

Please contact Suzi to check availability and avoid disappointment before registering for the week.

Celebrate Christmas at the Friary

Thursday 22nd to Tuesday 27th December

Join our Friary Family where we await the birth of the Christ Child. 

Suggested donation £250 to include food and accommodation.  Please let Suzi know if you have any dietary requirements.

For more information and booking please contact Suzi at Hilfield on 01300 341741 or email hilfieldssf@franciscans.org.uk

Please contact Suzi to check availability and avoid disappointment before registering for the week.

Hilfield Friary is part of the Society of St Francis, a worldwide Anglican

Religious Order.  Visit their website:  https://www.franciscans.org.uk/

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