led by Phil Hulks

THE RIVER led by Phil Hulks

21/22 and 28/29 APRIL 2023

Venue:  TBC, Bangor


The RIVER is a 4-day retreat centred around the moment when Jesus walked into the water to be baptised by his cousin John.

After his baptism, as Jesus came up out of the water, the heavens were opened and he saw the Spirit of God descending life a dove and settling on him. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my dearly loved Son, who brings me great joy” (Matt 3:16-17).

This moment marked the beginning of the most amazing three years that anyone has ever lived on this earth – three years that has literally turned the world upside down.

We have been invited to step deeper into God’s river:

• Surrender our lives to Jesus

• Hear the voice of the Father

• Become a landing place for the Holy Spirit


Anyone can apply for a place on the RIVER retreat. We will, however, ask you to provide a reference (usually a church leader or church youth leader) to ensure that this is the right experience for you at this time.


The is a 4-day retreat split over two consecutive weekends).

Each day will include a variety of experiences including worship, teaching, opportunities to respond for prayer, small group discipleship and time to just soak in God’s river. There will also be a number of practical experience during the four days including prayer walking, healing on the streets etc.


The cost for you to attend the RIVER retreat is free of charge. There will, however, be an opportunity to give a gift and an offering will be taken up at some stage during your retreat. We ask you to prayerfully give generously to support Phil Hulks in his ministry, also Transformations Ireland to bring the River retreat to churches around the country.


The following quotes are from people who have attended the RIVER retreat:

“Inspiring, insightful teaching which has opened the way for deep encounters with God, authentic fellowship and fresh impetus to see other’s lives touched with His tender love.”

“A wonderful way to spend 4 days. The RIVER will lead to bigger things than expected.”

“The RIVER has had such depth, both in teaching and experientially. Powerful, life-changing and enriching.”

“The retreat provided space and a focus and an opportunity to hear from the Lord and think through stuff. Well done. Brilliant.”

“Spirit inspired, gentle, informative and equipping time spent in the RIVER.”


Email info@transformations-ireland for further information as it becomes available.


Phil is based in the city of Canterbury and is part of a church community called Canopy. Phil has many years experience in establishing and running national and city wide Kingdom initiatives. Phil has a passion to help the church come into a greater understanding and experience of how amazing our heavenly Father is. Phil also has a passion to see the power of God break out in parks and on the streets.