Alison Richards

Alison Richards is an experienced educator and lifelong spiritual pilgrim. From her studies in Medieval Literature and Spirituality as a young adult, through an immersion in Celtic Spirituality during a decade of living and working on Lindisfarne to a coming home to Quakerism and a commitment to the Quaker testimonies she has sought to live an undivided life. She enjoys weaving together these rich strands from her own history to create resources and support for others as they explore their own stories and paths through life.

Retreats led by Alison Richards

August 2021

Booking ID: 190821

3 SPACES LEFT Drawing on the Quaker tradition of Advices and Queries we will use the creative expressions of others and our own responses to consider the question “Is the life I am living the same as the life that wants to live in me?” (Parker. J. Palmer Let Your Life Speak, 2000). The retreat will offer a series of guided exercises, often working in pairs or small groups, and with plenty of time for quiet reflection and relaxation. Participants will be invited to use a journal during the retreat, and to get creative if they wish, using simple art materials and the natural environment. (Participants are asked to bring with them an object which has meaning and significance to them and be prepared to speak briefly about it to the group.) Rooms available from 3pm on Thursday Departure 2pm Sunday

Residential price: £495.00