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JUL 14

QVA Working Retreat to Svartbäcken, Sweden

14 - 21 July 2024, Rimbo

Quaker Voluntary Action organises working retreats in the UK, Europe and beyond. Volunteers participate in practical projects and reflective sessions that promote personal spiritual development with meaningful engagement in the world. Work activities may include gardening, decorating and internal renovation, refugee support, sustainability projects and woodland management. Volunteers also participate in facilitated reflective sessions on a Quaker theme. The QVA theme for 2024 is "What does Love require of us?".

Quaker Voluntary Action is a Quaker Recognised Body.

Svartbäcksgården is a Quaker centre in Svartbäcken, Sweden (around 45mins outside of Stockholm). It is set against a backdrop of beautiful woodland, farmland, and a lake. The work you can expect to be doing there will include be helping local Quakers to redecorate the external walls of one of the buildings, clearing and tidying the site, and maybe even participating in the hay harvest! In our facilitated reflection sessions, we will be exploring the theme "What does Love require of us?" using the Theme Resource Pack, which is a living document that is added to over the year.

  • Where? Svartbäcken, Sweden
  • When? 14th-21st July 2024
  • Cost? £210 (travel not included)
  • Who? Quakers and people interested in Quakerism aged 18 and over

More information

For more information contact:

Kit King - Working Retreats Coordinator

Telephone: 07518471678

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Date & time

Start: 13:00 on 14 July 2024

Finish: 13:00 on 21 July 2024


Svartbäcken 23
762 91

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