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Poetry & Prayer: A poetic journey through recovery towards peace

6th August
(Weekend Retreat, Fri 6th - Sun 8th August)
Malcolm Guite

Taking George Herbert’s remarkable poem Prayer as a template, Malcolm Guite leads us on a journey through Abundance, Plunge and Shadow to Recovery and Heaven in Ordinary, using his sonnets written as a response to Herbert’s poem.









About Malcolm Guite
Poet-Priest Malcolm Guite is Chaplain and Supernumerary Fellow of Girton College, Cambridge, and teaches at the Faculty of Divinity at the University of Cambridge. He lectures widely in England and North America on Theology and Literature and has published poetry, theology, and literary criticism and has worked as a librettist.

His books include: Love, Remember (November 2017); Mariner, a spiritual biography of Samuel Taylor Coleridge (February 2017, paperback edition February 2018); Parable and Paradox (2016); The Singing Bowl (2013); Sounding the Seasons (2012); Theology and the Poetic Imagination (2010) and Faith Hope and Poetry (2006). Malcolm has edited two poetry anthologies for Lent and Advent: The Word in the Wilderness (2014) and Waiting on the Word (2015).

Malcolm writes Poet’s Corner, a weekly column in the Church Times and an anthology of his column’s writings, In Every Corner Sing, was published in November 2019. After Prayer, Malcolm’s poetic response to George Herbert’s poem Prayer was published in October 2019

Malcolm has a particular interest in the imagination as a truth-bearing faculty and continues to reflect deeply on how poetry can stimulate and re-awaken our prayer life.

The Retreat
This is an all-inclusive weekend retreat in en-suite single accommodation. Some twin rooms are available. We offer 2 rooms with easy access for people with disabilities.

Numbers are therefore strictly limited and we strongly advise you to book early. Payment can be made in three instalments if preferred. Ask for details.

Financial Assistance
As members of the Association for Promoting Retreats we can apply for bursaries to help individuals facing financial barriers attend our retreats. Contact us for more information.

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£190 (Payment by instalments available)

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