CMM and EBRG began 2011 in the best way possible - we went on retreat together. On Thursday 6th January we had our first EBRG meeting of the year preparing for the retreat, and then on Saturday 8th we all travelled to Shallowford House near Eccleshall/Stone. This year we didn't have an outside speaker, but spent a lot of time in prayer and discussion togther thinking about the future.
Shallowford House is a wonderful venue for this kind of retreat, and it has also recently been taken over from a couple that CMM knows from previous visits to Lee Abbey. The warm welcome and friendly atmosphere was perfect for our needs.
On the Saturday afternoon, Roger, Annie and Helen shared their ideas for the future, and then on the Sunday Mike helped us to come up with some questions to help with the discerning process on Thursday nights over the next few weeks. Then we finished up with worship and lunch - a lovely weekend.