Christian Retreats

What you can expect from the online retreats:

Online Christian Retreats via Zoom

Offering a space for Christians to explore and deepen faith…

Seek ‘life in all its fullness’…

Christian Retreats CREATED & LED BY DONNA WORTHINGTON, all retreats are an invitation to be rejuvenated and affirmed in faith, to know Christ better and to open up sacred space in order to listen to the Holy Spirit and experience a living spirituality that consoles, challenges and inspires. Varied methods enable Christians to deepen their own discipleship and travel on in their faith journeys (presentation, theological discussion, stillness, prayer, creative sessions, images, music etc).

Courses and training are also offered so individuals and groups can explore Scripture, prayer and faith’s themes and feel equipped to become prayer leaders in their own communities.

In terms of the use of the technology, a key goal is to create a safe, relaxed atmosphere in which retreatants can feel at ease, for example, participants are asked to respect confidentiality and as the host, I will never use the host facility to record a retreat. You can join the retreat 10 minutes early if you wish and all you really need to know about zoom is to be able to click on the ‘unmute’ button, if you ever choose to speak. Often, all retreatants are all ‘muted’ so to avoid distracting background noise and on the whole chat messages are avoided in order to stop distractions and maintain a still, contemplative, peaceful atmosphere.

Break times are given and retreatants are encouraged to turn away from the screen during the prayer and quiet reflective times, so to avoid feeling tired through looking at a screen too much.

At any time, a retreatant may hide their self-view if they wish and there is no pressure on anyone to join in with discussions – a participant may simply choose to listen.

In the unusual event that the Internet goes down or something happens, you will be emailed with another link, so that the retreat can be restarted. In the unlikely event that this doesn’t resolve things, the retreat will be rescheduled and you can attend or request your money back.

During online retreats, your home becomes the sacred space. Retreatants should feel at ease and not worry about background noise from their own home – it’s always lovely if a pet dog or cat makes an appearance! Retreatants should feel free to move about, make a cup of coffee… the aim is to feel relaxed and really enjoy the retreat.

Zoom Retreats

Retreat Testimonials

I would encourage you to try one of Donna's retreats. You will find the retreat to be relaxing, and be gently brought into the comforting presence of the Lord with the blessing of the Holy Spirit enriching mind, body and soul.
Eleanor West, Lay Reader at St Paul’s C of E Church, Skelmersdale
Donna explores a wide variety of themes, with creativity and courage to touch people’s lives.
Fr Liam Finnerty OCD, Prior of Boar’s Hill, Oxford
….always deeply spiritually renewing.
Sr Nora Coughlan SMG