Phil and Marie-Anne Joiner have been married for over 31 years and have 3 (grown up) children. They have worked in the areas of Church leadership, youth work and community transformation. Marie-Anne has been a music teacher, worship leader and obsessive cake maker for many years, and Phil; formerly a research scientist, has led church, led worship and networked with many Churches and Christian organisations in between playing with his camera and supporting Arsenal football club.
Breathe Ministries would not be the same without Flapjack: The Ministry Hound! He is renowned for being the most loving and easygoing dog, and he will make sure that you get a warm and waggy welcome (but keep an eye on your socks)!
PHIL & MARIE-ANNE
WHAT IS BREATHE?
Breathe Ministries is a registered charity. Phil and Marie-Anne, as employees, open up their home to offer hospitality, consultancy, support and retreat with the aim of blessing and strengthening church leaders. They want you to make it home whilst you are with them and will tailor your stay to your needs; whether this is time on your own, as a couple, or with your team.
"Whilst you are here, we are here for you and if you wish to chat, pray or share stories and chew over the issues of leadership and life then let’s do it!"
Phil & Marie-Anne
WHO IS BREATHE FOR?
Phil and Marie-Anne carry a call to minister prophetically in prayer and strategic thinking. They have a great desire to use their home and life experience to encourage, equip and strengthen others on the leadership journey.
Where practicalities allow, they are happy to lead in worship and/or lead teaching times.
Observation and experience has taught them that there is a clear need for leaders to consistently live well, lead well and rest well in order to remain effective and stay the distance. They also have some understanding of the unique pressures on leaders, their spouses and family life and want to be an inspiration to people to ‘go and make history for God’.
A call to come away from the demands and distractions of life and come around the table of Breathe. Whether for a day, weekend or a few days. They also have a self-catering cottage and Hermitage for those who prefer to do their own thing. This is also ideal for families.
- Pastors and their spouses
- Leaders of Christian ministries
- Leadership teams
The Cwm, Cottage & Hermitage can sleep groups of up to 20 people and can cater for day groups up to 20 people.
“So our prayer is that through the ministry of Breathe, you will find yourself reconnecting with the deep love of God for you, and recharging your soul through getting loved up, fed up and built up by hanging out with us for a while.”
Phil and Marie-Anne
WHAT DOES IT COST ?
There are no set or formal charges for coming to Breathe.
Making a donation to this ministry is always extremely welcome.
Phil and Marie-Anne are devoted to investing all their energies into equipping and supporting leaders.
In 2013 God lead them by an extraordinary story, from leadership of their Church in Essex to The Cwm, to facilitate this dream. This is an ongoing Faith adventure! The financial challenges as you can imagine are huge particularly as this is their only source of income. Phil & Marie-Anne remain determined to pursue the call of God by trusting Him for all the provision. They understand that He inspires and calls people to invest in this ministry to leadership. Therefore any donation made to Breathe is a wonderful gift. Please donate here
Everything in the way they run their home and share their lives is about helping leaders to thrive as they pursue God and His Kingdom. If this resonates with you and inspires you, or your church, to partner with them financially, then please do consider supporting them on a regular basis.
TIME AT BREATHE CAN PROVIDE...
- A place for rest, recharging and rediscovery
- Spaces to pray and talk
- Opportunities to take time out with God
- Lots of outdoor areas (13 acres of ancient woodland), just waiting to be explored!
- An abundance of wildlife... Songbirds, birds of prey, deer and a resident heron by the stream!
- Celebrate around the bonfire
- Afternoon tea and cake. Every day.
- Hidden trails and glorious views directly from the house.
-A time to talk and pray with Phil & Marie-Anne