CfR Programme

Throughout the year the Community for Reconciliation runs a varied programme of events at Barnes Close. The current programme is:


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Reflection Days
2nd Thursday of month 10am to 4pm Cost £15 per day

Community Evening at Barnes Close
Monthly on Mondays
Arrive anytime, sit and relax, or help in the house or garden
6.00pm Conversation & Prayer, 6.30pm Meal with Trustees, Committee or Group Members 7.15pm Continue to chat and relax or you may join the evening meetings

Events linked to Festivals & Commemorations

Holocaust Memorial Day
Supper & Reflection to remember the victims of holocaust Donation

Easter Walk
Circular via St Kenelm’s, approx 12 miles – bring your own lunch

Open Easter
Music, reading, stories on the Easter Theme & refreshments. Donation

International Conscientious Objector’s Day
Come to Barnes Close for lunch (12 to 2pm) and to remember.

Open Christmas
Carols, readings, stories, humour and refreshments by the fireside

International Focus Days


Residential Events

Lent Retreat
An opportunity to take time out and reflect on Jesus’ final journey
to Jerusalem

Easter at Barnes Close
An opportunity to reflect on the Easter Story, walk, rest and relax with friends old and new

Members & Friends Week
Walking with CfR, walking with each other, walking with God.

Time Away
A leisurely holiday week, with evening entertainment.

Healing & Wholeness Retreat
An opportunity to explore the nature of the healing ministry in the local church

Silent Retreat
An opportunity to listen to God and allow him to minister to us and bless us thereby deepening our relationship with him

Youth & Children’s Events

Peace Kids Lite

Peace Kids Plus

Volunteering at Barnes Close

Volunteering Experience (anyone aged 16 or over)
Learn new skills in the house and garden and help our Centre as you help our regular volunteers

Christmas Dinners
1st to 18th December
Lunchtime or evening
£16 per person
for groups of 12-35 people.
Exclusive use of venue.

Personal Retreats  (with or without Guidance)
These can be arranged subject to room availability throughout the year
Cost per 24hrs: £55  Cost for a day only: £22