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Join us in Celebrating Evelyn Underhill and be part of a global conversation about this remarkable woman!

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Evelyn was a woman of her time but she is also a woman for our current context.

There is a feast of online sessions to choose from, including an academic day and a party! The week begins and ends with worship from the chapel at the retreat house in Pleshey.

Each session costs £10 (approx. $15)

For full details and a downloadable programme follow the link...

https://www.retreathousepleshey.com/event/a-celebration-of-evelyn-underhill/


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A Celebration of Evelyn Underhill

June 15th 2021, marks the 80th anniversary of the death of Evelyn Underhill. She was a remarkable woman, particularly in the life of the Church. A woman ‘of her time’ -and yet ahead of her time, Evelyn Underhill is a woman who, we believe, speaks into our current context with both challenge and encouragement.

Outwardly, she was simply a middle class married woman supporting her lawyer husband and taking advantages of the culture of Edwardian society.

However, beneath this exterior, was a woman with a passion for God and a deep commitment not only to her own faith journey but to encouraging others to be ‘soaked with the Spirit.’

That encouragement came through her ministry of conducting retreats for lay people but also for male clergy – almost unheard of for a lay woman of her time! It came through her ministry of spiritual direction often through letters written to individuals and to groups. It came through her academic writing leading to her being made Honorary Fellow of Kings College in 1913 and awarded an Honorary Doctor of Divinity by Aberdeen University in 1939.

The Retreat House at Pleshey joins with the Evelyn Underhill Association in the USA and Hampstead Parish Church (where Evelyn is buried) to present a full week of online events to:

• celebrate this remarkable woman.

• thank God for the legacy she has given us.

• explore her links with the Retreat House Pleshey.

• gain insights from the latest scholarship into her life and ministry and her writing.

• discover how her writings speak to us today.

Those leading the sessions have a passion and expertise in various aspects of Evelyn’s life. They have been drawn from around the world to make this a truly international week. Our hope is, that by joining with us, you will be enriched and encouraged to explore further.

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