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Julienne McLean, Judy Barber, Rev Michael Gartland, Roger Ferguson

Julienne McLean is a psychologist, Jungian analyst and spiritual director in North London.   She has had a lifelong involvement in the Christian mystical tradition, and teaches, writes and runs retreats on Jungian psychology, prayer and Carmelite spirituality. She co-facilitates the contemplative school of the heart programme. She is the author of ‘Towards Mystical Union’ (2003, 2013), a commentary on St Teresa of Avila’s book, ‘The Interior Castle’.

Judy Barber is an experienced bereavement psychotherapist and has a particular vocation in Christian healing. She is a spiritual director, runs meditation groups and co-facilitates retreats. She has a background in nursing and psychology, and is engaged in the creative practice of painting, writing and glass icons.

Rev Michael Gartland is an Anglican priest and transpersonal psychotherapist working mainly in the NHS, leading a multifaith mental health chaplaincy and counselling service in West Yorkshire. He has research and teaching interests in fourteenth century English mysticism and Buddhist psychology. He has extensive experience in leading retreats and of involvement in Buddhist-Christian dialogue.   
 
Roger Ferguson is a retired solicitor and has been a Quaker and a meditator since the 1970s. He has a particular interest in the Christian and Buddhist contemplative traditions. He is a spiritual director with experience of facilitating retreats and weeks of accompanied prayer. 

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Our kitchen is run by a team of volunteers. Our aim is to offer delicious vegetarian food but regretfully we can only cater for dietary requirements arising from a diagnosed medical condition. 

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