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The ‘I AM’ Sayings

28th November, 4:00 pm to 1st December, 2:00 pm


In Exodus, Yahweh gives Moses his name – I am who I am. These is picked up in John’s Gospel in what have come to be known as the I am statements of Jesus …

  • I am the Bread of Life
  • I am the Light of the World
  • I am the Door
  • I am the Good Shepherd
  • I am the Resurrection and the Life
  • I am the Way and the Truth and the Life
  • I am the Vine

In this retreat we will pray with and through the I am’ statements of Jesus in John’s gospel.  Using the textile art of Jane Allen we will engage with each of the I am statements of Jesus in turn. We will also pray with the narrative of the woman at the well using the artwork of Sarah Bird and the words of Jesus: I, the one speaking to you, I am He. There will be an invitation to use more traditional ways of praying with the text, including lectio divina and imaginative contemplation. There will also be the invitation to use clay and other art and craft materials to pray in a way that enables us to meet and talk with God through more creative approaches.


This retreat will be led by Chris and Rhona Knight.

Chris was a research scientist for many years until he changed direction after completing a PhD in Apologetics. He worked in the area of apologetics before leading on the teaching of doctrine at Lincoln School of Theology. He is married to Rhona and they have three grown sons. Now retired he has more time to enjoy chess, bird watching and photography.

Rhona was a GP and medical educator for 25 years. She was ordained in 2015 and led on teaching pastoral care at Lincoln School of Theology.  Now retired she continues to research, write and teach particularly in the area of boundaries and trauma in ministry. She is a retreat leader, spiritual director and pastoral supervisor and enjoys reading, theatre, art, creativity and the outdoors


Early bird price: £385 if booked before 05 October 2022. Full price £405

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    28th November, 4:00 pm
    1st December, 2:00 pm
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    Launde Abbey
    East Norton Leicestershire LE7 9XB United Kingdom
    01572 717254


    Launde Abbey
    01572 717254
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