\u003Cb\u003ERETREAT DAYS AT ST JOHN\u2019S\u003C/b\u003EDiscover what happens when you stop. A series of retreats this autumn where you can come and be.Jesus said to them, \u201cCome away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.\u201d\u2015Mark 6.31 Later many miracles happened but first they went away, this is invitation to you, come away and rest a while.The retreats will held in St John\u2019s church and Andrews wing. Robin Hood Lane, SW15 3PY. They are open to anyone.To find out more speak to Mandy 020 8546 4079 or simply book your place for free on Eventbrite. FREE TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON \u2013 IF YOU HAVEN\u2019T ALREADY, SIGN UP TO OUR EMAIL LIST (AT THE BOTTOM OF THE HOMEPAGE ON OUR WEBSITE \u003Ca href="https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.inthevale.org.uk%2F%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR1MZPBdsCxifN86YVRidSj8D9XWioVf2oLUlZN_YHwjVh6TH3wrsmPYU8k\u0026amp;h=AT12kZGj0SWGhEpR_KvBJ9yCS8PgBXXKud0-oiWliJOwZ8mbAlLhUx1ljOIvl2xA2cTSuspaeMvi9_bZ3s-a6F7egG3afd_urCa38ccOmsWe096jYZNxoYhple2z9Laxaro\u0026amp;__tn__=-UK-R\u0026amp;c=AT1ceJFQc-Z3VC4ShK60BzZhcS8x1rDZnXS4gFJvr4EaqklMPDgVljKFdwO1h4ONwz4-2nRNsW2t9vKLiJAcj0T0-RuoZv0_-YvT2BRV84E3xJwjyuu2xGKT1ICi3Tl401RbtyF2N1M3pbPfx2n0ayvHXbMli4kKxWefzR0eRMq623cqOuEn4cv2LdwCR96mna0T8w2Rk8uRtzZLTXLJ_aXWCysZ"\u003Ewww.inthevale.org.uk\u003C/a\u003E) AND YOU WILL BE EMAILED WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE.\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cbr\u003E\u003C/p\u003E\u003Cb\u003EMONDAY, 10th OCTOBER, 10am till 1pm, A MORNING TO OPEN TO THE BLESSING OF LIFE.\u003C/b\u003ECome and be and celebrate all that is good in creation and life. Sometimes we get lost in the routines of life, the endless to-do\u2019s, and we forget to stop, open our eyes, and be grateful for life itself.The day will include poetry, craft making, prayer stations, silence and time to share together.We will provide pens paper and craft material, you may also like to bring your own.All are asked bring and share a lunch with others.Psalm 139 says: \u201cFor you created my innermost being; You knit me together in my mother\u2019s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.\u201d\u003Cbr\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cb\u003ESATURDAY, 12th NOVEMBER, 10am till 3pm A MINDFULNESS DAY.\u003Cbr\u003E\u003C/b\u003EYou are invited to this day, much of which will be spent in silence. This is mindfulness practice day. It is always so helpful to feel the support of being together with others.\u003C/p\u003EYou will be led in meditations and other practices and encouraged to see the day as a time to have space and time just to be with yourself in a nurturing way. It is also a time to experience the beneficial effect of being in silence. There will be opportunity to ask questions at the beginning of the day and later on to reflect and share your experiences.\u2022 Dress in comfortable layers so that you can adjust for times that you may be feeling too warm or a little chilly.\u2022 We will provide some mats. but do bring your own mats, blankets, cushions, socks and whatever you need for your comfort.\u2022 Please bring your lunch \u2013 hot drinks and biscuits will be provided.The rooms will be open from 9.30 am. Please arrive in time for a prompt 10.00 am start.\u003Cbr\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cb\u003ETHURSDAY, 15th DECEMBER 8pm till 10pm SILENT NIGHT.\u003Cbr\u003E\u003C/b\u003EA beautiful Advent retreat evening.\u003C/p\u003EThis is your space to pause amongst the business of the season, to simply be. The evening will include Poetry, Prayer, and music. All by candle light.Drinks and Christmas sweet treats provided.