by contemplativeinquiry

2016-01-10 16.50.19Update on our presence at public events in 2016. These are the Pagan Federation Wessex Conference on 9 April, the Barmoor Druid Weekend 19-21 August, and our own Day Retreat at Stroud on 1 October. Here are the details.

Elaine and I will be on a stall at the Pagan Federation Wessex Annual Conference for the morning and part of the afternoon. The conference is on Saturday 9 April at The Village Hall, Whitminster, Gloucestershire. If you are going you are welcome to have a chat to us in between the talks, pick up a leaflet or buy a book or an original art work. Doors will open at 09:45 with the opening ceremony performed by the PF Wessex Team taking place at 10:15. The talks are scheduled to end at 17:15.

In the evening the doors will open at 19:30. A fully licensed bar will be available and entertainment will be provided by Tinkerscuss and Finnegans Wok Ceilidh Band.
Tickets for the whole event costs £20 for Pagan Federation members and £24 for non-members. You can also purchase tickets for just the day or the evening. Further details here:

Barmoor Weekend 2016 On their Facebook page Barmoor Druid Weekend the organizers make this invitation: “For all those on a druid/pagan/nature-based spiritual path, please join us for the 4th annual Barmoor Weekend at Hutton-le-Hole, a delightful village in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park near Pickering. The dates are Friday 19 – Sunday 21 August 2016. The main theme this year is divination but there will also be a variety of other workshops”. One of those workshops will be a contemplative session lead by Elaine and me, and thus far scheduled for the Saturday morning.

The weekend is about sharing friendship, sharing our skills, our dreams and spiritual practices. The cost is £45 all-inclusive of vegetarian meals and accommodation. There is a facility to message the organizers on the Facebook page. Hannah Silcock is the primary contact.

On 1 October we are offering a dedicated Contemplative Day Retreat in Stroud, Gloucestershire, in the group room of the former St. Luke’s Medical Centre. led by James Nichol, Elaine Knight, Nimue Brown and Tom Brown. Tom is an addition to the 2015 team and will be offering a session on contemplative drawing. The day will also include contemplative walking outdoors and our ‘Awen space’ practice. Arrive at St. Luke’s Medical Centre from 10 a.m. for 10.30 start, ending at 4.30 pm. £30 full, £15 concessionary. For full details see and for questions and booking write to 2016-01-10 16.50.19