Retreat & Quiet Days
Our Retreat and Quiet Days are held in the spacious and comfortable house. The Retreat Days are themed and led by our spiritual director or a visiting retreat giver. They work with a theme and allow time for exploration through silence, prayer and creativity.
The Quiet Days allow you to spend the day in quiet contempaltion with others alongside you sharing the beauty and tranquility of the house, gardens and surrounding countryside. There are prayer resources, art and craft materials and riverside and country walks from the door. Depending on the day there may also be optional times group prayer such as Stations of the Cross or optional spiritual direction sessions.
As St Teresa of Calcutta said
"God is the friend of silence because He is not found in noise and restlessness. The essential thing is not what we say, but what God says to us and through us. Jesus always waits for us in silence, and in this silence He speaks to us. He will speak to our soul and there we will here His voice."
ADVENT RETREAT DAY
Saturday 27 November 2021
9.45am to 4pm | Cost £25
Spend the day in beautiful surroundings with prayer resources, art and craft materials, gardens and countryside and river walks from the door. A much needed opportunity to recuperate and re-charge after the difficulties and stresses of the past year.
We are opening the house and garden for individuals to spend the day in peace and tranquility.
This Advent there will be a chance to take some time out of the busyness of daily life and the preparations for Christmas to focus on what the season is all about: Advent is a time of waiting for the arrival of Jesus, our Lord and Saviour – waiting in expectation of something momentous.
THEMED RETREAT DAY
ADVENT, THE COMING OF OUR SAVIOUR
On Saturday 27 November our spiritual director will lead a day on the theme of Advent which will help you to notice your response, to pray, and to feel closer to God. There will be opportunity for guided meditation and time for discussion.
The days will start with coffee from 9.45 and there will a time of prayer for about 15 minutes from 10.15 and end at 4pm. Tea, coffee, biscuits and home made cake are provided.
Cost £25 for the day. Please bring a packed lunch or book for a simple lunch of home made soup and sandwich at a cost of £5.
ADVENT QUIET DAYS
Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 November
The days will start with coffee from 9.45 and there will a time of prayer for about 15 minutes from 10.15. The day will then be your own to use as you wish.There will be prayer resources on the theme of Advent, The Cominig of Our Saviour. Art and craft materials and suggestions for their use in prayer will be available in the dining room and other resources in the Quiet Room, Sitting Room and Entrance Hall. We ask that people remain silent in the house. There will be an optional "prayer journey" using prayer stations in the garden (veranda if wet) at 3.30 followed by tea.
Sessions of Spiritual Direction with our Spiritual Director, Naomi Hamilton, are available if booked in advance at an additional cost of £20.
Coffee, tea, biscuits and cake provided. Please bring a packed lunch. From 9.45am to 4pm. Cost £15.