Clergy Retreat - Living a Christ-Centred Life

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Wydale Hall

Brompton-by-Sawdon

Scarborough

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For many years the Diocese of York has organise a low-cost retreat based at the Diocesan Retreat and Conference Centre at Wydale Hall. The retreat is primarily for Clergy - serving or retired. It begins with tea on Monday 23rd September and finishes with lunch on Thursday 26th September.

This retreat will include significant periods of silence.

Living a Christ-Centred Life

Sharing his reflections as a missionary Bishop, Bill’s approach in leading this retreat is to encourage participants to revisit themes at the heart of the Christian message that, over the years, have become central and precious to him: Jesus the Christ, anointed with the Spirit; praying to the Father; hearing and doing God’s word; Christ’s presence in word, sacrament and the poor; Christ love for the Church; and the Holy Spirit’s empowering for mission.

Bill Godfrey

Bill was ordained priest in 1972 in Southwell Diocese. He served in Nottinghamshire as a parish priest and bishop’s ecumenical officer, and in 1986 he and his family went as a USPG missionaries to South America. There he became the first Bishop of Uruguay (1987-98) and later Bishop of Peru (1998-2013). His focus was largely planting churches, social outreach work among the poor, in founding schools, and in seminaries for national clergy. He now serves as incumbent of the Lastingham group of churches within this diocese.

The Christian Faith and prayer have been central to his life, and he has been involved in the Jesus Caritas Fraternity of Priests, the Focolare Movement, inter-religious work in Peru and Uruguay (among Christians, Jews and Muslims), the Bible Society of Peru, and the Evangelism and Church Growth Initiative of the Anglican Communion. He is a Benedictine Oblate and Bishop Emeritus of Peru.

The cost of the retreat is £80. This is approximately a third of the actual rate. The rest of the cost will be met by the Diocesan training budget. (Serving clergy can claim up to the equivalent of one year’s CMD allowance within a triennium (i.e. £240) towards the costs of retreats, which may cover the cost if this allowance has not been exceeded).


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