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Women & Faith 2018 - women's conference weekend


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16-18 March 2018




Abernethy Nethybridge




About the Weekend

This weekend break at Abernethy Nethybridge is a refreshing and relaxing time away in early Spring.  Women (aged 16+) are all welcome to come and join us for a time of relaxation, teaching, worship, fellowship and fun in the beautiful Cairngorms National Park. 

This weekend is a great time for fellowship, making new friends and having some quality “me” time.

Download a sample programme HERE (from 2016).


About the Speaker 

We're excited to announce that Jan Peach will be joining us as the guest speaker in 2018!  Jan has a long association with Abernethy, having worked in the kitchen and on the Office teams at both Ardeonaig and Nethybridge, and then as the Youth and Schools coordinator at Nethy.  Jan is married to Matt (ex-Chief Instructor at Nethy) and has two children.  She has run (and spoken at) women’s weekends in Northern Ireland, and is passionate about women engaging with all of Scripture and spending time with the One who is most important in our lives.  She is also passionate about the local church, the importance of church as family, and youth work and young people coming to know Jesus through camps.  Coming from Northern Ireland, Jan is excited to be sharing God’s word on St Patrick’s weekend!  Jan is a great communicator and loves teaching from the Bible, and we are really excited to hear all she has to say!

Jan will be speaking on 1 Peter at Women & Faith.  1 Peter starts:

Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, 
To God’s elect, exiles, scattered throughout the provinces of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia, who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to be obedient to Jesus Christ and sprinkled with his blood: Grace and peace be yours in abundance.”

The book addresses what it means to be ‘chosen’ by God, and ‘scattered strangers’ on Earth.  It weaves together windows of truth about God, interspersed with really practical teaching about how we live in light of those truths.  It’s about how we live as God’s people in a fallen world – as ‘temporary residents and foreigners’ in this world, and as citizens of Heaven. 

Seminar Speaker

We're thrilled to have Fiona Stewart, the Creative Director of Foolproof Creative Arts with us.  Fiona works with the Cairn Movement and leads their Glasgow Centre of Mission. 










What's included in the price?

  • 2 nights full board accommodation, including lunch on departure day
  • An optional half day adventure activity programme on Saturday
  • Teaching sessions, worship times and seminars
  • Use of sports facilities including our swimming pool
Non-residential options are available.  Please see below for prices.  Non-residential packages do not include breakfast.

What will I need to bring?

  • Towels and swim kit
  • Spare trainers or wellies that can get wet
  • Comfortable clothing suitable for outdoor activities in the Spring
  • Bible and notebook

See a comprehensive kit list HERE

How do I get to the Centre?

You can come by car - directions are HERE.

You can come by public transport and we can pick you up in Aviemore (from the train or the bus). 

Give us a call and we can advise you on the best way to travel. 


16-18 March 2018

Full weekend residential package: £132 per person

Arrive at the centre after 7pm in time for an introduction at 8:30pm, depart after lunch on Sunday

Non residential packages: £60 full weekend | £36 Saturday only

To Book:

To book please complete this online booking form HERE

For more information or if you have any quesions, please contact Abernethy Nethybridge on 01479 821279 or e-mail us.  

Further information



Resources from Women & Faith 2017

It was great to have Jenny Walley with us for Women & Faith 2017.  Jenny grew up in Southern California and has a Masters in Spiritual Formation from Talbot School of Theology.  She moved to Glasgow with Church Resource Ministries (CRM) and was the speaker for the four main session during Women & Faith 2017.  

The theme of 2017 was Invitations: How the Love of God finds us.  Throughout the conference Jenny recommended an number of books.  This list of recommended readings can be found below, along with some suggested listening.  The recordings of the main sessions are also avaliable to listen to at the bottom of the page.  Slideshows avaliable on request.


Surrender to Love,  
Desiring God’s Will,  
The Gift of Being Yourself, by David Benner
A trilogy of short-ish books that explore what it looks like when we understand that it is love that guides us, transforms us, and is with us.  David Benner is a psychologist who is interested in how our souls grow as we surrender to God.  He wants you to hear the voice of Love that is behind every part of scripture, inviting us to grow into the people that God has made us to be - image bearers who love because he first loved us.

The Return of The Prodigal Son, by Henri Nouwen
Henri spent four days in front of Rembrandt's Return of the Prodigal Son in Russia, and this book is his reflection on the story.  He looks at the prodigal, the older brother and the Father, and reflects on the significance and the invitation for us in each of the characters.

Devotional Classics, edited by Richard Foster
Short readings from 52 Christian writers over the centuries.  It is a good place to start when exploring our spiritual heritage.  He goes right back to the early church fathers and up to the present day.  Each excerpt includes the biography of the writer, a scripture passage to contemplate and a short thought/commentary on the subject matter.

He Speaks in Silence, by Diane Comer
A memoir on suffering and the goodness of God.  Diane went deaf in her twenties with four small children, and nearly lost her faith, only to find a God more powerful and “for her” than she had ever imagined.  This is her story of what happened when God chose not to heal her ears but to heal her heart instead.

Present over Perfect, by Shauna Niequist
This is her personal story of transformation from busy, rushed, distracted, manic to receiving and responding to the invitation to practice silence, solitude, and rest.  She is down to earth, honest, gives you a sense that she’s in it with you. 


Nathan Foster interviews authors, speakers and pastors from different traditions within the Christian faith to bring a greater understanding of the many aspects of our relationship with God.

The Practice
A church service that attempts to bring actual practice into each sermon.  They are currently going through a series on developing a “rhythm of life”, and are talking about many similar themes to what we looked at during Women & Faith 2017.  If you do download this, I would recommend going back to the episode, “God is not Loving, God is Love” and continuing from there.


The Unmaking, Nichole Nordemann

The House You’re Building & Lead Me On by Audrey Assad