Weekend Retreats
at Bower House and Woodland Camp, Essex
Autumn 2018


Amana Trust is happy to announce the continuation of the Weekend Retreats this autumn. The weekends will be from 29-30 September and from 6-7 October 2018.

We would like to invite all those who would like to spend time in the Word of God and to enter into the practice of pursuing the Lord (both personally and with others). This is also a wonderful opportunity to meet others from your area who also love the Lord.

We hope that as many as possible from throughout Europe will attend at least one of the weekends. This is a wonderful opportunity to invite friends, family, or someone you know who would like to know the Lord more or meet with other believers. We welcome those who are 18 years old and above.

Many of those who came previously testified how enjoyable and profitable these times were, especially the times spent in the truth, meeting others from their area, blending with the full-time trainees, and entering into the practice of pursuing the Lord both personally and with others.


Saturday’s activities will begin at 10am at Bower House with registration and refreshments and the first meeting will begin at 10.30am. The evening meeting on Saturday will finish at 8.30pm. The weekend will conclude after lunch on Lord’s Day (Sunday).

On both weekends we will cover:

  • How we may serve the Lord according to His heart’s desire
  • The importance of a time with the Lord every morning
  • Speaking for the Lord
  • The significance of the Lord’s day meeting

In addition, on 29-30 September, we will cover:

  • Dealing with sins
  • Dealing with the world
  • Meeting by Christ singing in our praising

And on 6-7 October, we will cover:

  • The Body of Christ and the meeting life
  • Preaching the gospel
  • Meeting by praising out of our experiences of Christ


We welcome all who are 18 years or older to register. Registration is required two weeks in advance in order to ensure adequate accommodation and food for everyone. We regret that we are unable to receive children under 18 years old for these retreats.

Online Registration will be available soon.


The price to register for the event is £10 per person which includes course materials, tea and coffee, and shuttles. If you would like eat at Bower House, the meals are an additional £5 per meal and the overnight stay with Breakfast and linens is £20.


We can provide accommodation at Bower House itself and at our nearby facility, Woodland Camp, which is a short shuttle ride away. Accommodation is dormitory style with shared rooms and shared bathrooms. We will do our best to accommodate couples together. However, depending on availability you may be placed in separate male and female accommodation. If you would like to ensure that you stay together, you are welcome to book your own accommodation in nearby hotels (click here for nearby affordable hotels).


For those coming by car please arrive at Bower House no later than 10am.

For those travelling on public transport, we will provide a shuttle from Newbury Park Underground Station (Central Line) leaving at 9.45am to Bower House. Return transport to Newbury Park Underground Station will be provided 8.30pm Saturday evening for those who cannot stay overnight, and at 2pm on Sunday for those who are able to stay.

Please bring this invitation to the Lord. We hope that these times will be a great encouragement to us all and provide a way for us all to be brought into more fellowship and enjoyment of the Word together and to meet others from our area.

If you have any questions, please contact us through [email protected].