t is getting harder to find a place of stillness and beauty where one can spend prayerful time with God and one’s self. Tigg’s Pond is such a place.
Our programs for individual and group retreats, as well as our offerings for the general public, are designed to assist you in opening up to God amid nature’s beauty and to finding the deep silence so rare in our overstimulated environment. We teach a variety of Christian spiritual disciplines that assist seekers in getting rid of distractions and deepen their spiritual life, such as: solitude, silence, meditation, lectio divina, journaling, walking a labyrinth, the Ignation Exercises, Bible Study and varieties of confession, prayer, worship and celebration. Our general offerings include such varied topics as Music and Spirituality, the Lost Gospels, Wisdom Jesus, Servanthood and Service and the Mary and Martha dilemma.
You can book retreats for groups and individuals by phone or email.
Groups may bring their own retreat Leader or work with the resident Episcopal priest to design a program specifically for their needs. Individuals are welcome to come by appointment without guidance or may schedule a retreat with a specific purpose with the Retreat Director, The Rev. Posy Jackson.
The Tiggs Pond Retreat Center has 54 acres of woods and landscaped grounds, a pond, a vegetable garden and small fruit orchard, the Event Barn with its chapel and reading area, the Art Studio and the Gazebo on the dock of the pond. There are trails up the mountain that invite exploration, an outdoor Labyrinth and Fire Circle and plenty of outdoor seating to encourage rest and contemplation. The retreat House has a library of books on spirituality, mysticism, theology and healing, as well as CD’s of sacred music.
The comfortable and spacious common area, with its large stone fireplace, hand hewn beams and overstuffed furniture, invites reading, relaxation and fellowship. The adjacent dining room seats 25 persons. Meals can be prepared on site in the kitchen is equipped to prepare, cook, reheat and serve anything from snacks for a few to full meals for fifty. Food can also be grilled outside on the porch or down at the pond. Retreat groups can also bring their own food with them if they so choose. We are here to serve you in your journey and to help make your retreat a special time apart.