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Fri, 22 Oct



Spring Creation Silent Retreat

A silent retreat focused on the season of spring and the joy of free creative expression

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Spring Creation Silent Retreat
Spring Creation Silent Retreat

Time & Location

22 Oct 2021, 7:00 pm – 24 Oct 2021, 2:00 pm

Christchurch, 6 Whitewash Head Road, Scarborough, Christchurch 8081, New Zealand

About the event

“Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”  - Mark 6: 31

Come away and rest awhile in this creative and contemplative silent retreat led by Glenda Joy. The retreat will use the simple mediums of texture, colour, and movement to reflect and envision the season of spring and how it informs and shapes new life and creation in our lives.

Stop and be refreshed in this peaceful setting with nutritious food, sweeping vistas, and walking tracks. This retreat will be a time of sabbath. A space where you can explore your spiritual journey away from the business of everyday life.

The retreat follows Sister Eveleen House's daily rhythm of contemplative prayer. Full silence will be kept for most of the retreat to assist in the contemplation and inward process, with optional sharing during creative group time.

To register, please book a ticket through the link below. You'll be invoiced for the cost of the retreat after registration (ignore the $0 on the ticket link!).


Main House Room: $190

Annex Room (Monastic-style): $133


Oct 22 at 7 pm - Oct 24 at 2 pm

About the hosts

Glenda Joy is a registered counselor who has been working with people of all ages and backgrounds for over 20 years. She has trained in several experimental modalities and brings creativity, mindfulness, and body awareness into her work. Glenda uses simple tools in a supportive environment to help clients find hopeful insights and reflections as they connect with themselves and the deeper themes of life. She encourages everyone to find a sense of playfulness and new ways of enjoyment in life. 

Eddie O’Connor is the director of Sister Eveleen House and writer. In 2020 Eddie completed a Master’s of Writing and took on the role of Director at SERH. Eddie is currently undergoing formation as a Spiritual Director with Ignatian Spirituality NZ. 

For more information and registration, please call Eddie on 022 563 6879 or email You can also visit our website at

Refund Policy: Before registering please note that we can only provide refunds to people who pull out due to exceptional circumstances.


  • Main House Room

    This ticket is for one person in the SERH Main House.

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  • Annex Room

    Annex rooms are in the secondary accomdation unit at the back of the main house. Rooms are small, monastic-style cells. Rooms have heating and electric blanket and beautiful views of Pegasus Bay.

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