Perfectly Content?

Emmanuel Women’s Day: Saturday 3rd February 2018

“Perfectly Content”

  • Does contentment often seem more a fleeting ideal than a daily reality?
  • When did I last say “It is enough. I am content in the salvation of God through Christ”?
  • Do I expect God to rubber stamp my ideals and ambition, rather than me pursuing His will?

When we buy into the lie of believing “You can have it all” or think we can only be happy “if…” the result is deep frustration: what we want remains just out of reach.  Always.  No matter how good we have it, no matter how good the times may get, we never quite reach the perfection we aspire to.  And along the way we make ourselves stressed, anxious and miserable!
But God desires something far better and more lasting for His children.  He gives us the secret in His word, assuring us that satisfaction, contentment and perfection are to be found in Jesus Christ.
Join us on Saturday 3rd February 2018 as we learn together from the Bible about real contentment and true perfection.
In the morning Carrie Sandom (Associate Minister for Women at St John’s Tunbridge Wells, and Director of Women’s Ministry for the Proclamation Trust) will be teaching us on contentment from the book of Philippians.
In the afternoon Dean Foley (experienced Biblical Counsellor) will lead a seminar on the topic of perfectionism, helping us to consider whether we might be ‘perfectionists’, whether pursuing perfection is ever good, and where our true sense of value and self-esteem lies.  There is a Biblical perspective on this and it may surprise us…


09.00   Arrival (tea, coffee and pastries)
09.30   Session 1 – Philippians 3-4 “Learning the Secret of Contentment” 10.30   Break
11.15   Session 2 – Philippians 1-4 “Living the Contented Life”
12.15   Discussion and prayer groups
13.00   Lunch (provided) and relax
14.30   Session 3 – Perfectionism seminar
16.30   Close



Warren House Hotel is a beautiful and relaxing Victorian country house hotel and conference centre set within extensive landscaped garden making it feel a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of London life.  It is conveniently situated only five or so minutes’ drive from Wimbledon on Warren Road (KT2 7HY). There is ample parking.
We will have access to the gardens, so you might want to bring a coat and suitable footwear if you fancy a stroll outdoors. 
Warren House is happy to take bookings for an evening meal in their restaurant if you wish to stay on with friends for a relaxing evening.  Please note that costs of an evening meal are not included in the day delegate rate.
For more details about the venue please visit



The day costs £60 per person. 
If cost is a problem please ask Sarah Hall about a reduced rate.

Extra information 

If you require extra information about the day please contact Sarah Hall on, or 07802 314697.

Booking is now closed. Please contact Sarah if you would like to go onto the waiting list.


Sarah Hall, 14/11/2017