Chief Executive

Having emerged from the pandemic with strong financial reserves, the Trustees recognise that – like many similar Retreat and Conference centres – Epiphany House is now operating in a substantially different world, and is now looking to recruit a Chief Executive to develop its mission and secure its long-term future. 

The post of Chief Executive is an ideal opportunity for an appropriately experienced and visionary person to build on the successes of the past but devise new ways to help secure the mission and ministry of Epiphany House for the future. 

The purpose of this role will be:

– to articulate and implement a vision for the growth and long-term development of Epiphany House in keeping with its spiritual life

– to provide effective leadership, developing both the strategic direction and business planning of the organisation.

For further information and details of how to apply for the post please refer to the Candidate Information, full Job Description and Person Specification found here.

Salary: Circa £55k depending on skills, experience and accommodation requirements.

Closing date: 09/10/2023

Interview dates: 26/10/2023 and 27/10/2023

Applications to be sent to [email protected]

Celtic spirituality for the changing seasons: a day connecting with God’s wisdom around us through the lives of everyday saints

Celtic spirituality for the changing seasons: a day connecting with God’s wisdom around us through the lives of everyday saints

a Quiet Day led by Revd Canon Dr Lynda Barley

Friday 6th October 2023


Autumn offers a time of plenty to fill our store cupboards ahead of the colder months but after a busy summer our spiritual store houses may need topping up too. As Christians we give as much priority to contemplation as we do to activity so when at particular times we feel  spiritually drained we need to grasp anew the truth that “after the fire came a still small voice”.  

The saints didn’t have easy lives but sustained their stamina as they gave attention to refuelling in the lay-bys of life. We shall drink in their wisdom, look to their example, the world around us and our place in it. We shall use calming bottles, the psalms and the music of Simeon Wood to focus our monkey minds and fill any emptiness. 

Surrounded by Cornwall’s seas we can identify with the Breton fisherman who, as he set sail, prayed ‘My boat is so small’. The wind fills our sails afresh as we lift our eyes to look for the rainbow, and the God of surprises may inspire our own psalms of praise and prayer.

About Lynda:

Revd Canon Dr Lynda Barley was formerly Canon Pastor at Truro cathedral and is a trustee of the Sheldon Retreat Centre. She will share from her experiences when everyday business crowds out the quiet.

Cost £25.00 to include all hot drinks & a light lunch, for all information and to book a place please contact [email protected] call us on tel. 01872 857953.