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Icon Painting Retreat *** FULLY BOOKED ***

4th December 2023, 9:30 am to 8th December 2023, 4:30 pm


This retreat is now fully booked.  If you wish to be placed on the Waiting List, please complete the form below and the booking team will contact you.

Join us for this five day icon painting course with experienced iconographer, Peter Murphy.

This Advent retreat will offer participants of creating this enchanting Byzantine Nativity icon,  under Peter’s guidance and support.

The course takes place in the prayerful and meditative atmosphere of one of the oldest and most beautiful retreat houses in England, which has its own medieval chapel. Over the course of the week, students will learn to gild and paint on a specially prepared wooden panel using traditional medieval techniques and materials.

All materials, including gold leaf and pigments are included in the fee. Each course starts with an Anglican Eucharist, which all course participants are welcome to attend, and there is an opportunity to join in other services if required.

Peter Murphy

Peter Murphy was born in Leeds and was educated at the University of East London. He trained with iconographer Guillem Ramos Poqui in London. He was Vice Chairman of the Society of Tempera Painters and is a member of the British Association of Iconographers. He has been commissioned by a number of churches in the UK and has also been employed by a number of museums and has recently undertaken three major commissions for Hereford Cathedral. For more information about Peter and his work please visit: petermurphyicons.co.uk


Retreat price: £850 includes en-suite accommodation, all meals, and all retreat resources.
It may be possible for you to extend your stay by arriving early or leaving later.  Why not check on availability and ask for a quote when you contact us.


Please complete this form to request a place on the retreat.


    4th December 2023, 9:30 am
    8th December 2023, 4:30 pm
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