Programme 2022/23

Christmas with the Community of the Sisters of the Church [now fully booked]

Join us for all or part of the time.

December 24 - 27


Programme 2023

Imagination: A way into Prayer

A Quiet Day led by Sister Hilda Mary CSC.

10am - 4pm. Please bring a packed lunch. Coffee/tea provided. Suggested Donation £25.

January 14


Holy Week and Easter with the Community of the Sisters of the Church

Join us for all or part of the time.

April 1 -10


First Time Retreat

A weekend of reflection and silence suitable for those who have not been on retreat before.

Suggested donation £140.

Led by Sister Catherine CSC

April 21-23


Open Garden

in aid of the NGS (National Garden Scheme)

17 June


6-day Individually Guided Retreat (IGR)

Scripture based residential silent retreat, with one-to-one guidance.

Suggested donation £400.

Led by Sister Aileen CSC and Mel Le Vesconte

June 24 - July 1


Our Awesome Bodies

Aching joints. Stiff knees. Cataracts and bunions, rumbling parts and gurgling bits. And for so many people, far, far worse. Yet, despite all that goes wrong, our bodies are truly awesome. Lightning-speed chemical connections, billions of blood cells playing dodgems to feed and water all our other cells – just part of the amazing complexity of what happens inside us every second to keep us alive and as well as possible.

Acknowledging the pain, disability and distress that injury and illness cause, this day will focus on the wonder of our human bodies, and God’s loving presence within our very DNA. Although vulnerable, we are an awesome work of art that the psalmist sings of in Ps 139:


‘It was you who formed my inward parts;

You knit me together in my mother’s womb.

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.

Wonderful are your works;

that I know very well.’

This day will be led by Rev’d Catherine Wood SCL, a remedial massage therapist who also worked as a natural health practitioner in New Zealand.

July 29


Quiet Garden Days

Monthly on the fourth Thursday


Christmas with the Community of the Sisters of the Church

Join us for all or part of the time.

December 24 - 27

To apply for Programme Retreats and Quiet Days, please send your name and contact details, together with any dietary requirements, and anything else you feel it would be appropriate for us to know about you. Residential retreats usually begin by 6pm. Early booking is advised as numbers are limited.