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Julienne McLean, Viv Stacey , Judy Barber & Rev Michael Gartland

Julienne McLean is a psychologist, Jungian analyst and spiritual director in North London. She has had a lifelong involvement in the Christian contemplative tradition, and has been teaching, writing and running retreats for many years on Jungian psychology, prayer and Carmelite spirituality,. She is the author of ‘Towards Mystical Union’ (2003, 2013, St Paul’s), a modern commentary on St Teresa of Avila’s classic text on prayer, ‘The Interior Castle’.

Viv Stacey is a contemplative artist, poet and spiritual director, with a background in hospital chaplaincy.  She leads quiet days, retreats and formation programmes offering creative readings of mystical writings and wisdom literature. She teaches and enables daily practices of compassionate and creative listening. Most of her work is offered through the Contemplative Spirituality Network, and in association with the British Focusing Teachers Association.

Judy Barber is an experienced bereavement psychotherapist and has a particular vocation in Christian healing. She has a background in nursing and psychology, and is engaged in the creative practice of painting and writing.

Rev Michael Gartland is an Anglican priest and transpersonal psychotherapist working mainly in the NHS, leading a multi-faith mental health chaplaincy and counselling service in West Yorkshire. He has research and teaching interests in fourteenth century English mysticism and Buddhist psychology. He has extensive experience in leading retreats and of involvement in Buddhist-Christian dialogue.


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Dietary requirements

Our kitchen is run by a team of volunteers. Our aim is to offer delicious vegetarian food but regretfully we can only cater for dietary requirements arising from a diagnosed medical condition. 

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