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

Clergy Retreat – God Keeps Calling

You responded to the call to ordained ministry, but are you still listening attentively to God’s ongoing conversations with you? Come and spend some time listening to God.

Roxanne Hunte is Southwark’s BAME Vocations Champion and Priest-in-charge of South Norwood.

Leader: Mother Roxanne Hunte

The cost of this retreat is £250

August Individually Guided Retreat

IGR’s enable you to spend a week in personal prayer and reflection on scripture, sharing silence with the Community. The emphasis is on growing in the practice of discernment – finding God in all things. You will be able to meet each day with the retreat guide who will offer suggestions for further prayer.

Led by the Mirfield IGR Team

The cost for this retreat is £385

Journalling Retreat

Keeping a reflective journal can help us to become more attentive, to notice what is going on – within ourselves, other people and the world around us.

Learning to look and listen with the eyes and ears of the heart brings us into a deeper relationship with God and God’s creation.

This weekend offers you time and space, in this special place of prayer, to practice that attentiveness through the written word.

Whether you regularly keep a spiritual journal or will be trying it for the first time, this retreat will encourage you to see the holy in the ordinary.

Leader: The Revd Canon Barbara Clarke, Associate CR

The cost of this retreat is £125

Music Retreat

Holy time to reflect as summer gives way to autumn, with the help of music by some of the great composers.

Leader: Br Philip CR

The cost for this retreat is £125

Railway Retreat

Back By Popular Demand!

Enjoy a weekend of monastic hospitality and worship with the Community, including a visit to the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway. Participants are invited to bring along some railway-connected pictures, books or artefacts to share with the others.

Leader: Br Philip CR

The cost for this retreat is £150.00

Summer Individually Guided Retreat

IGR’s enable you to spend a week in personal prayer and reflection on scripture, sharing silence with the Community. The emphasis is on growing in the practice of discernment – finding God in all things. You will be able to meet each day with the retreat guide who will offer suggestions for further prayer.

Led by the Mirfield IGR Team

The cost for this retreat is £385 

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.

 

 

 

 

Reading Retreat

An opportunity to come away from day-to-day demands and enjoy some quiet time in a place of prayer and experience words – read ,spoken and sung – in a different time-frame and at a different pace.

Come to Read….Rest….Recharge

 

Leader: The Revd Canon Barbara Clarke, Associate CR

The cost for this retreat is £125

 

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

BOOKING INFORMATION

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

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

Pilgrimage Weekend

Make time for God: an opportunity for your Parish or group to join the Community for a weekend of prayer and time together. A journey exploring the Christian faith through conversation, reflection, recreation and teaching.

Led by Brothers CR

The cost of this retreat is £110 per person

Pilgrimage Weekend

Make time for God: an opportunity for your Parish or group to join the Community for a weekend of prayer and time together. A journey exploring the Christian faith through conversation, reflection, recreation and teaching.

Led by Brothers CR

The cost of this retreat is £110 per person

Creative Arts Retreat

Finding God in our everyday through creative activity and reflection. An art and spirituality retreat offering hands on processes with guided meditation.

Suitable for the experienced artist, the complete beginner and all stages in between.

Leaders: Fr Simon CR & Shaeron Caton-Rose

The cost for this retreat is £200

Spring Individually Guided Retreat

Please note the change of date.

IGR’s enable you to spend a week in personal prayer and reflection on scripture, sharing silence with the Community. The emphasis is on growing in the practice of discernment – finding God in all things. You will be able to meet each day with the retreat guide who will offer suggestions for further prayer.

Led by the Mirfield IGR Team

The cost for this retreat is £385

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