Come away to some lonely place  ….. and rest for a while’  (Mark 6:31)

If you can’t manage a residential retreat, we are also pleased to be able to offer the opportunity to join us for the day

Normally on the second Friday of each month (with the exception of August); a time for stillness and solitude and to enjoy the attractive grounds and Quiet Garden.

Arrivals are from 10:15 am for a 10:45 am start.  The aim of the Quiet Friday is to provide an atmosphere of prayerful silence where you can unwind, reflect and become more aware of God’s presence in your life. For this reason, only a limited input is provided and silence is encouraged.

The introduction to the day will be followed by a short Lectio Divina session (a prayerful reading of a short scripture passage). You are invited to join the monastic community for Midday Prayer in the Abbey Church at 1pm, followed by Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament until 2pm.

A monk will be available for one hour, between 2-3pm, should anyone wish to talk or go to confession.

Participants gather at 3.15pm for some further reflection on the lectio passage, with the day ending at 3.30pm

Tea and coffee are available, but please bring your own packed lunch.

14th January 9th September
11th February 14th October
11th March 11th November
8th April 9th December
13th May
10th June
15th July*

*Note date is not 2nd Friday of the month

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