Rev. Philip Dunbar, Deacon, All Saints, Enterprise and Canterbury Partner
Canterbury has provided me with times of spiritual growth through programs of learning and retreat. The many conferences and retreats that I attended have been enhanced by the natural setting of the center. From the Icon writing classes, the Celtic Christianity retreat, the clergy conferences and the special events hosted by the Canterbury center have been very enjoyable, and again, they were even more so because of the natural setting that soothes the soul and helps me to focus on the presence of God in all that I experienced there. The sense of fellowship begins when I pass through the doorway of the reception area and am greeted by name and welcomed with a warm smile. I head to the living room for that ever-present cup of coffee and usually find one or two folks already there and open to conversation.
I know these conferences and programs require a great staff and lots of planning, and that takes a lot of resources. So as I enjoy the programs, I am interested to watch how the staff sets up the facility and provides the meals (mmmm), all the while being hardly noticeable. I just don’t know how we could have such an array of experiences for our diocese without this centrally located facility where we can enjoy being with our Lord in His creation.”
That is why I am a Canterbury Partner and you should be too.