I am currently at the CCA Annual Retreat which this year is being held in the wonderful Quaker run and administered Charney Manor Conference & Retreat Centre in Oxfordshire.
The Retreat is always a great Ecumenical event and this year is no different with colleagues and friends from differing traditions and especially our friends from the Anglican Society for the Welfare of Animals (ASWA).
It is always lovely to see people returning year after years but also fantastic to see “first-timers” enjoying their first Retreat and we have had a very nice mix of participants in that respect this year.
An absolute bonus has been that we have been able to enjoy our religious services in the breathtaking St Peter’s Church, Charney Basset which dates back to Norman and even Saxon times and which is stunning.
The Retreat ends today and we will be beginning the planning of next years event very shortly and I would encourage all CCA Members and supporters to consider attending this glorious few days away in the company of colleagues all of who are continuing to work (and play) hard for the whole of God’s creation.