This year's annual retreat for gay and bi-sexual men took place over the weekend of 22-24 July at Whaley Hall in the High Peak. The theme this year was Encountering Gay Soul encouraging the men to look deeply within and connect with that spiritual essence that helped shape their identity and true nature. We used a combination of heart circles, touch, sharing, rich drawings, and ritual to explore the 'encounter' theme, including encounter with ourselves, encounter with others, and encounter with nature. At the heart of the retreat was an extended solo and quiet time in nature, allowing the natural world to reflect and speak to us in response to our own individual questions.

Feedback from the men suggests that this was a rich, nurturing and affirming retreat in which they could each rest and be held within a safe and sacred space amongst other gay men.

Our programme of Gay Spirit events for 2011 is now fully booked. Andrew and I will be meeting shortly to plan a more extensive programme for 2012.  To ensure that you receive priority notice of the new programme, please do join our mailing list.