Revd. Deborah Hamilton-Grey

Deborah is an ordained Anglican Priest, and has lived and served the people in Norwich Diocese since 2014. Prior to arriving in Norfolk, Deborah spent two years in theological training at The College of the Resurrection a theological college that shares its life with a Benedictine monastic community.
Deborah trained in group and individual Ignatian Spiritual Direction in Durham, Northumberland, where she also completed the Ignatian Exercises in Daily Life. Deborah says "Ignatias encourages us to move towards what is lifegiving, paying attention to what disturbs and what brings joy as a way of living out being a disciple of Christ".
Deborah also trained as a counsellor and clinical supervisor of groups, couples and individuals at Birmingham University, completing her Masters Research Degree and becoming a senior accredited practitioner with B.A.C.P. in 2003.Whilst in Birmingham Deborah was the Counselling Services Coordinator at St Martin's in the Bullring and with a colleague set up St Martin's Centre for Health and Healing which began at the Rotunda in Birmingham.

Spiritual Directors/Listeners

Guided Retyreats Charlie Houlder-Moat

Charlie Houlder-Moat

My name is Charlie. I am a Chaplaincy families worker and a (trainee) Licensed Lay Minister / Reader in the Diocese of Norwich. I have a huge love of the outdoors and have previously lived and worked in North Wales as an outdoor activities instructor and worked locally as a Forest Ranger guiding nature walks and forest survival sessions.
I help guide the nature connection activities in the retreat programme and in addition offer listening sessions. I am a qualified basic expedition leader and forest bathing practitioner.
In my spare time I enjoy long walks in the Norfolk countryside and Geocaching and taking my campervan on adventures!

Guided Retreat Brother John

Brother John

Brother John is an ordained member of the Society of St Francis, a Franciscan Order in the Anglican Communion. He currently lives in community with three other Brothers and up to six asylum seekers in Birmingham while also working as a pastoral assistant at Smethwick Old Church with particular responsibility for asylum seekers and refugees. His life has been enriched by the relationships he has built with people from the Middle East and Africa.

Originally from London, John became a Christian at Sheffield University and has lived an itinerant life in England, France and Belgium. Before joining the Franciscans he was a Baptist minister and still preaches occasionally in Baptist churches.

He enjoys cooking, music (with a preference for soul), the wilds and silence, and has become even more of a dog lover since being rescued by a greyhound.

Revd. Deb Cousins

I have recently retired from parish ministry, as a Pioneer Community Priest building community. I have always felt drawn to people living on the edge’.
I relish time to be creative, and I have encouraged people to connect with God through creative arts. I have run creative retreats in the past.
I am an Acorn Christian Listening Tutor. Listening well to others in ministry is very precious. This skill I find valuable in the ministry hospitality and of accompanying people who come to me for Spiritual Direction.
I am deeply drawn to Celtic spirituality in worship and life.

Revd. Bruno Boldrini