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St. Dunstan's Anglican Church

3025 264 Street


Langley Township, BC V4W 2W4


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Saturday Evening Tickets Available HERE Retreat portion: now SOLD OUT Want to be on a waiting list: e-mail us!


Enter into a weekend of hope, healing & transformation. Experience being recalled, remembered, restored and renewed! A retreat like experience with a limited number of people entering into a community setting as we receive inspiration, sing, interact and open our hearts. Our weekend will end with a concert experience by Cathy AJ Hardy & Band and Wm Paul Young sharing stories and reflections from his life.

A Three Day Retreat/Workshop Experience & Concert Evening

THURSDAY March 15 - SATURDAY March 17, Aldergrove/Langely BC

Speakers: Wm. Paul Young, Cathy AJ Hardy, Dr. Brad Jersak and Lorie Martin

RETREAT/CONFERENCE - Venue: St Dunstans Anglican Church 3025 264th St. Aldergrove


Thursday evening (7-9) Friday & Saturday (9:30-4:30) Saturday Concert Evening Event (7pm)

Inspirational Messages. Breakout Groups with each Speaker. Stations of Prayer and Reflection. Small Groups of Conversation. One-on-one Soul Care. Inspirational and Healing Music

Limited to 100 participants

TICKETS: $280.00

Lunches & Refreshments included. Lodging not included.

Some scholarship funds available upon request.

CONCERT EVENING: OPEN TO PUBLIC - St. Dunstans Anglican Church 3025 St Aldergrove

Saturday 7-9:30pm (ticket included for retreat/conference participants)

TICKETS: $ 30.00 for concert evening only.

For concert only please go to this link:

Refunds: $75 non-refundable upon ticket purchase. No refund is available 7 days before event.


Wm Paul Young,

Wm Paul Young
Paul is author of The Shack, Cross Roads,The Shack Reflections, Cross Roads Reflections, Eve and recently released non-fiction, Lies We Believe about God. Watch the recent interview with Oprah! He was born a Canadian and raised among a stone-age tribe by his missionary parents in the highlands of what was Netherlands New Guinea (now West Papua). He suffered great loss as a child and young adult, and now enjoys the “wastefulness of grace” with his growing family in the Pacific Northwest. Facts never tell real stories. The journey has been both incredible and unbearable, a desperate grasping after grace and wholeness, the pain of trying to adjust to different cultures, of life losses that seemed too staggering to bear, of living with an underlying volume of shame so deep that it constantly threatened any sense of sanity, of dreams not only destroyed but obliterated by personal failure, of hope so tenuous that only the trigger seemed to offer a solution. A few facts also do not speak to the potency of love and forgiveness, the arduous road of reconciliation, the surprises of grace and community, of transformational healing and the unexpected emergence of joy.

Lorie Martin

Lorie is a spiritual director, creative writer, and offers contemplative retreats. She lives in Abbotsford, B.C. with Dwight, her husband of 39 years. Together they raised 5 children and now have the joy of being grandparents. Lorie has journeyed through the deepest of waters in a series of losses including the death of their youngest daughter. In these raw experiences she has learned to authentically embrace both the grief and the grace that impact us deeply, crack us open to our core, and change our lives. Lorie accompanys others through the arduous and mysterious landscapes of life & faith. Her passion is for our awareness and experience of Divine Presence in all suffering, dying, waiting, and in the new risen life that emerges. She is author of "Invited" 80 Simple Prayer Invitations for Solitude and Community, and a Daily Meditation Series: "Choose Love" (love), "Grace upon Grace" (loss), and coming in 2018 is "Next Dawn" (life). Lorie's website and Lorie's Books

Dr. Brad Jersak

Brad teaches NT, Patristics and Classics in Contemplation at Westminster Theological Centre (UK). He is editor in chief of "Christianity Without Religion" magazine, and is the author of many books, the most recent being, A More Christlike God and the children's book, Jesus Showed Us. Brad lives in Abbotsford and is married to Eden, his wife of 30 years with whom he raised 3 sons and pastored for twenty years. Today Brad is a much sought after teacher/speaker and theologian who shares his deep research and inspired messages in a fresh and easy to understand way. He is willing to tred into new and ancient paths where he uncovers the life-changing paths of 'listening prayer' and the Beautiful Gospel. Brad is a friend to many, a lover of contemplation and justice, and has walked a deep road of personal healing and wellness.

Dr. Bradley (Irenaeus) Jersak

Brad's recent books: A More Christlike God and Jesus Showed Us!

Cathy AJ Hardy

Cathy AJ Hardy is a singer-songwriter and offers contemplative retreats, spiritual direction, workshops and musical events. She has created and led ecumenical evenings of sung prayer for the past 20 years, writing liturgy, prayers and songs. Her music has been nominated for several awards with the Gospel Music Awards of Canada. She sings from soul's depths from her own personal journey of loss and transformation. With Brother Roger of Taize as inspiration, she has sought to live a life of 'drinking deeply from the well-springs of life' and learning to live a life of joy and freedom.

Listen to her music here and Cathy's website

Break-out Group Sessions:

LIFE Emerges Through the Suffering and Resurrection Mysteries of our Lives.

1. New Life Through Song and StoryCathy AJ Hardy

Could it be that new life is forming in the dark night of the soul? Cathy will share from her story the vibrant risings of song that have emerged and brought her and the world a beautiful and fruitful life.

2. Behold the Beholder Beholding you … and Smiling – Lorie Martin

You are invited in to experience God’s Loving Presence through ancient trustworthy and new creative Prayer Practices that deepen, sustain, and grow us in the suffering and resurrection times of our lives.

3. Daring to Come out of the Box – Brad Jersak

Brad will share the beautiful good news of saying yes to knowing God in ever expanding ways, the cost, beauty, and freedom of dying to what needs to die and living into what brings life.

4. Living into the Truth After the Lies – Wm. Paul Young

What if life could be full of rich truths that settle fears and beliefs that haven’t been adding up? Paul shares of the newness of life that comes from facing lies and open us to love and truth.

Where you are coming from? If you plan to stay across the street at the Best Western Hotel you can have the group rate of $122.99 if booked before Jan. 31st – just mention our Grand Embrace Retreat with Wm. Paul Young. There is a big sports event in the area at that time so please book early if you plan to stay there or in the area. Details on eventbrite site:


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