Canon Rachel Mann is an Anglican parish priest, poet and scholar. She writes across a wide field of subjects, including sexuality, gender, poetry and popular culture. Her books include ‘Fierce Imaginings’, a study of the myths and rituals embedded in the Great War, and Dazzling Darkness, a theological memoir of growing up trans.
The Hayes Conference Centre is set in beautiful Derbyshire countryside with easy road, rail and air links. The grounds provide a restful setting with scope for short walks and there is free time built into our programme in which you can explore further afield.
The full conference fee is £540 per person. This includes full board accommodation and attendance at all sessions. There is a reduced fee of £495 for those paying in full on or before 31st October 2019. Both the full and reduced fee include a non-returnable deposit of £50.
Cancellations received at the conference office by 30 January 2020 will receive a refund of all fees paid less the £50 non-returnable deposit.
Pádraig Ó Tuama is a poet and a theologian from Ireland. With interests in conflict, religion and poetry, he lectures, writes, leads retreats and speaks both in Ireland and internationally. From 2014-2019 he was the leader of the Corrymeela Community, Ireland’s oldest peace and reconciliation organisation.
Reverend Canon Mark Oakley is Dean of St John’s College Cambridge and former Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral. Mark’s interests are the relationship between faith and poetry, human rights and the language andplace of faith in the contemporary world.
Julienne McLean practices as a psychologist, psychotherapist and Jungian analyst in north London, as well as being a spiritual director. She has had a lifelong involvement in the Christian contemplative tradition, with a particular interest in the relationship between modern depth psychology and contemplative prayer.
Good variety in the programme, beautifully paced, the rhythm was lovely, balanced with space to reflect, great structure and creativity.
An amazing week of connection and acceptance and friendliness and openness in this loving temporary community…
The contemplative approach and use of metaphor was new to me and I felt I grew in appreciating its richness…