- Crowhurst Team
If you are over busy, stressed, burdened, hurting, let down, angry, weary, disillusioned, abused, confused, empty, sad or sensing loss of faith then step aside with Jesus, who sets the captives free.
These words from a guest describe what to expect from Transformational Encounter:
"There was a lot of content to the course and in order to make the most of the time there was a need for commitment, concentration and work, and much prayer and listening to God. Somehow it was both busy and yet restful at the same time - busy because there was much to focus on and think about but restful because such in-depth focus blocks all other thoughts and life stresses from the mind. All this was helped of course by the traditional wonderful hospitality, accommodation and catering for which Crowhurst is well known!
It is probably important to say that Transformational Encounter isn`t like Healing Retreat 1 which is more a time of being taken gently by the hand and taken through some excellent teaching and meditation and then meeting with Prayer Minister`s who pray into what ever issue for healing you have brought with you that weekend. Those weekends are wonderful and meet many needs but Transformational Encounter is for those who wish to go on from there to be deeper with the Lord and learn for themselves to hear Him speak into their lives.
In order to do that we focused as a group for the whole five sessions of the weekend on just one story of healing from the gospels, considering the participant`s roles and identity, emotions, circumstances, and individual journey. And in doing this we then in our own reflective time looked at those same aspects for our own lives; as those in the gospels came to Jesus directly for healing so we, over the course of the weekend, had time and space and were encouraged to come to Him directly for our own healing and in the process to learn ways of being able to continue this in our own busy lives in the world. As an aid to doing this we were given a workbook/journal to use for our notes and thoughts. This journal was entirely personal to us and we could write as much or as little as we chose (I wrote lots!) and there was no pressure to share our thoughts or even to join in with group discussions if we chose not to do so.
So rather than this Retreat being like my previous experiences of being listened to by the Crowhurst Ministry team it was instead learning how to talk to God and listen to Him for myself and it was a special and helpful experience. I heartily recommend it to others."
£220 per person, en-suite room, full board
Our charges don’t represent the full cost of a stay at CCHC. If, therefore, you are able to make a donation towards the ongoing ministry of CCHC, that would be appreciated.
COVID-19 useful information from July 19th 2021:
We recommend that all guests and staff wear masks when moving around inside building.
Please expect our daily rhythm of worship to be different from what you have experienced at CCHC before.
Please speak to a Chaplain regarding any prayer needs.
The Art room will not be available, instead please ask at reception for a basic art pack to be made available, for your sole use throughout your stay.
Guests who arrive obviously ill with fever/cough will not be permitted to stay; if symptoms develop while here, you must tell a member of staff immediately (and you will be asked to leave).