SATURDAY 9th July 2023

Book by calling 01 64302000 or email

10.30am – 4pm  

( Bring a Packed lunches. Tea and coffee provided)

The day will be led by Donna Worthington

Donna is an experienced retreat giver and leads retreats in the UK and Ireland. She worked at the Carmelite Retreat Centre, Tabor, in Lancashire. Donna is trained in Ignatian spiritual direction and has accompanied many people during weeks of guided prayer and through one-to-one direction; she also offers The Spiritual Exercises. | Donna is trained in mindfulness and also grief counselling. | Trained as a labyrinth facilitator, she has led many labyrinth events for groups of all ages in various educational and faith contexts. She set up a labyrinth team that offers creative labyrinth walks to the public and has also offered labyrinth training to others; she has worked with schools, chaplains, churches and individuals wanting to explore this ministry.  

Having studied Theology at Cambridge, Donna completed an MPhil at Manchester University, while developing a local theology in the context of working as a street theologian on a marginalised housing estate in Blackburn, Lancashire. | Donna is a trained teacher and has worked in secondary, further and higher education, including as Head of the Ethics, Philosophy, Religion Department in a secondary school, teaching Religious Studies up to GCSE and A Level. She has also been a teacher trainer in Primary RE. 

Donna has MAs in Theatre Directing, Writing and TV Production (The Star-Gazer film was shown on Granada TV in 2000) and is trained in Storytelling. She has written several plays including Illumination (Durham Cathedral and touring) written in the light of the Lindisfarne Gospel Exhibition, Blackbirds At Dawn, created to raise awareness of human trafficking and wrote and performed a one-woman production of Desert Mother, developed to explore Christian contemplative prayer. She has led creative workshops with all ages and on various themes, including exploring the Gospels through theatre and movement. She also explores dream-prayer and how to pray through dance.

Here is the link to Donna’s website: