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Boarbank Hall

Residential Healthcare events 


1st-3rd December 2017 Hope in Health: Vocation and Fidelity

Advent retreat for anyone interested in healthcare


What makes a good nurse or doctor? How do we foster the ideals of care? How does this relate to our Christian faith? The weekend is open to anyone with an interest in healthcare, professional or lay, patient,

carer, friend or family.



Dr John Higham worked as a G.P. in St Helen’s, for nearly thirty years, after a stint doing surgery in the Royal Army Medical Corps. He plays the trumpet as a hobby.


Sr Margaret Atkins is a member of the Boarbank Community of Augustinian Sisters and has a long-standing interest in the ethics of healthcare.


Prices from £110 to £130. Students and low-paid, Donation only.


8th-13th January 2018 Health and Salvation: Dignity, Dependency & Dementia

A retreat and holiday for healthcare professionals


Healthcare professionals are dealing every day with matters of life and death. Yet they are usually so busy, with patients and with paperwork, that they have no time to reflect in peace on why they do their work, on how it relates to their own spiritual lives and to those of their patients. Their lack of time gives them no time to think about their time. Our week aims to provide a restful, restorative and encouraging space in which you will be able to do just that.



Michael Wee, Education Officer at the Anscombe Bioethics Centre, which provides expert understanding of questions of medical ethics from a Catholic moral perspective.


Pippa Bonner, a Trustee of Growing Old Grace-fully in the Leeds Diocese and a Pastoral Worker at Apperley Grange Retirement Home in Harrogate.


Margaret Hinton, the Diocesan Marriage and Family Life Worker and Coordinator for Wrexham Diocese, which has won an award from the Alzheimer’s Society as a result of her work.


Sara Jones, a Namaste project worker for The End of Life Partnership in Sandbach, Cheshire. For more see:


Fr Richard Taylor and Sr Margaret Atkins are resident at Boarbank Hall and are both experienced speakers on theological and ethical topics.


Our chaplain for the week will be Fr David Egan, a highly experienced hospital chaplain.


Prices from £330 to £380. Reduced prices available for students, low-paid and those in need.


For more information and bookings, please contact Sr Margaret Atkins on or 015395-32288.


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