Parish Retreat

We enjoyed a special Retreat weekend18th to 20th March 2022, at the Foxhill Retreat and Conference Centre, near Frodsham.The Retreat Conductor for this year was the Area Dean for Manchester South and Stretford, The Reverend Nick Watson who has chosen for the Retreat Theme ‘Prayer in three dimensions.’
We are pleased to share some photos of the weekend and a special poem written during the weekend..

Thank you Lord for loving me
Oh what peace to be found in you
Mighty, merciful Father.
Your love is endless and everlasting
The joy of you Father knows no bounds
You are the first, the last, the in between.
We can trust in you like no other
Still my mind Lord
And help me listen with the ear of my heart
To your kind, loving call.
You reside only in beauty
Let that be my dwelling place..
The cradle of your caring arms.
Thank you Lord for loving me
For holding me close and never letting me go.
In you Lord I find my peace and Joy
In you alone Lord I love and trust.
Thank you Lord for loving me x 
Foxhill Retreat Centre
March 2022
Rev’d Nick Watson has been Area Dean of Manchester South and Stretford since June 2021, after parish, chaplaincy and training ministry in Durham, Derby and Lichfield dioceses. Nick became a Christian through the joint influence of a Franciscan chaplain and the university Christian Union, and has valued both catholic and evangelical traditions of prayer and faith ever since. He also values his Northumbrian roots, and draws on traditions of prayer associated with the modern revival and interpretation of the ‘Lindisfarne’ tradition of Christian faith and practice.

Nick is a musician and very occasional artist. He is married to Joanna, with three adult children now scattered around England and Wales.

During this retreat, Nick  introduced us to several ways to enrich our experience of prayer, and was available for individual conversations about prayer and discipleship.