Journey into Lent Retreat

A weekend in preparation for the Penitential Season, using scripture, readings from St. Luke’s gospel and selected writings of Fr Benson SSJE

Retreat conductor: Br Steven CR

Advent Lay Retreat

As the liturgical year returns to set us again along the journey of Salvation, take time with Br Philip to wait upon Christ in this season of expectant hope. We reflect upon Christ who is our hope, the hope of all the world.

Leader: Br Philip CR

The cost of this Retreat is £135

Spring Bank Holiday Retreat

Still haven’t found what you’re looking for…?

The human race is searching, but do we know what we’re looking for? St Augustine said that, ‘our hearts are restless until they find their rest in you.’ God is the beginning of our journey and the culmination of all our endeavours to find what we’re truly looking for and discover who we really are.  We are persons made for love because we are created from the love who is God. If we want to know what love is, we have to get to know the One who is love, the one who first loved us. For whom or what are you looking? Do you want to know what love is? Come and delve deeper into the mystery of love who is God during this May bank holiday retreat.

Leaders: Fr Simon CR & Br Marc nCR

The cost for this retreat is £190

August Bank Holiday Retreat

Bread Of Heaven

‘Bread’ appears in the bible 306 times and has long been a staple of the diet; Benedict’s rule gives instruction on the quantity each should receive. During this silent retreat we will spend time in prayer, with music, art and literature, with Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the altar – and we might bake some bread along the way!

Leaders: Fr Aidan CR & Br Fabian nCR

The cost of this retreat is £190

CSMV & CR Joint Retreat (Mirfield)

For more than 120 years, the Community of St Mary the Virgin (Wantage) and the Community of the Resurrection (Mirfield) have worked together – in the UK and in South Africa.

In 2018, we are delighted to have programmed two joint retreats – at Mirfield in April and Wantage in October – as part of this continuing relationship.

Sr Elizabeth Jane and Br Philip will lead this silent retreat in April, which will include four addresses and opportunities for individual conversations with the leaders. Retreatants will eat together and join the Community for worship and prayer.

The retreat will begin with Evensong (6pm) on Friday 27 April and finish after lunch on Sunday 29 April. Retreatants are welcome to arrive before and/or to stay on afterwards.

Led By Sr Elizabeth Jane CSMV & Br Philip CR

The inclusive cost of the retreat is £140, including meals and two nights’ accommodation in the retreat house.





CSMV & CR Joint Retreat (Wantage)

Praying in God’s Creation

CR has longstanding links with the Community of St Mary the Virgin, Wantage. In 2018 we are holding two joint retreats, one at Mirfield with Sr Elizabeth Jane CSMV and Br Philip CR and one at Wantage with Sr Stella CSMV and Br Jacob CR.

This retreat is at Wantage.

We are created by God for love, and to enjoy the gifts in creation that God has made. Our primary relationship is with God, the author of life and creation. Relationships are a natural thing, so they need to be nurtured and have time to grow.

We live in a world that we have made busy with the activities of work and daily life. God can get pushed aside and the gifts of creation used as a means to survive the hustle and bustle of daily life. This is not good because these precious gifts of God will struggle to develop if they are competing with other more boisterous activities. But does it have to be this way?

During this retreat we will reflect together on various approaches to prayer, and ponder the rhythms of life and the attitudes that have inspired others to grow spiritually in God’s creation.

Led by Sr Stella CSMV and Br Jacob CR

The cost for this retreat is £140


Bookings for this retreat are with the Guest Wing, Wantage:

CSMV contact details: 01235 763141 or email the Guest Wing Reception.

Lent Retreat

Journey into Lent – from Gethsemane to Calvary

Addresses focusing on the footsteps of Jesus as we meditate on scriptural readings and writings, with an opportunity to take part in Stations of the Cross and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.

Leader: Br Steven CR

The cost for this retreat is £125

Advent Retreat

An exploration of the traditional Advent themes, in preparation for the keeping of Christmas.

Leader: Fr Aidan Mayoss CR

The cost of this retreat is £125



Saintly Remembrance

A Retreat with the Saints! During the retreat we will reflect together on the lives of the saints from across the years. Some wrote books, of some there are only stories or short prayers: all of them lived their lives to the glory of God. Let us see what they have to teach us, and maybe from our generation there will become people worthy to be proclaimed saints!

Leader: Br Jacob CR

The cost of this retreat is £125

August Bank Holiday Retreat

Inspired by some Northern Saints, come and enjoy the peaceful quiet of the monastery and its surrounding grounds with God and Community.

Leader: Fr Crispin CR

The cost of this retreat is £250

Advent Retreat – Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord?

‘Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? The theme of the 2016 Advent retreat is waiting and looking for God in the company of the Blessed Virgin.

Leader: Fr Thomas CR

Cost for this retreat: £125.00

May Bank Holiday Retreat

Come and enjoy our monastic worship, good company and food as well as beautiful grounds, as the warmer weather begins.

Leader Br Steven CR

Cost for this retreat: £200.00

Lent Retreat – Springs in Parched Places

A retreat for recollection and refreshment on a journey together through the wilderness season of Lent.

Leaders: Fr Dennis CR and Br Marc nCR

Cost for this retreat: £125.00