Retreat and Lecture Offerings on Evelyn Underhill

lost-river-retreatDecember 1-3, 2017, Lost River Retreat Center
Led by former Ravensworth Baptist Church (RBC) member Myra Binns Bridgforth

Evelyn Underhill (1875-1941) was an English Anglo-Catholic, a poet, novelist, spiritual director, and theologian- LRRC Main Lodgeas well as being a sailor, bookbinder, and artist. Drawn simultaneously to psychology and mysticism, she was one of the preeminent spiritual voices of the twentieth century known for her numerous works on religion and spiritual practice, in particular Christian mysticism. Contact

The Silent Retreat Community invites RBC congregants to join as we immerse ourselves in the bold experience of the mystical and practical wisdom of Evelyn Underhill. At the retreat, we will quite intentionally begin the journey through Advent to Christmas.

The Retreat House at Pleshey, established 108 years ago, and Evelyn Underhill’s favorite place for retreat, will offer three Evelyn Underhill events in June 2018:

Evelyn Underhill Talk
Thursday, 14th June, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The role Evelyn Underhill played as a Retreat Leader. Val Thompson is a retired teacher and works as a Spiritual Director in the Chelmsford Diocese and is currently studying for an M.A. in Christian Spirituality at Sarum College

Evelyn Underhill Quiet Day
Friday, 15th June, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

A weekend, starting with a Quiet Day, reflecting on the life and work of Evelyn Underhill as a help to Christian living today. Revd Barry Orford, following many years of working with students in Oxford, is now the Guild Vicar of St Dunstan-in-the-West in Fleet Street.

A Retreat with Evelyn Underhill
Friday, 15th June, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Continuing the Evelyn Underhill weekend led by Revd Barry Orford.

Professor Ron Dart will speak on “Evelyn Underhill and C. S. Lewis: Literary and Contemplative Affinities” at Trinity Western University, British Columbia, on October 18, 2017 and on “Evelyn Underhill: A Contemplative for All Seasons” at Stillpoint, Beckside Retreat Centre, Bellingham, WA, November 11, 2017.