Prepare for the Pasch

Lay Lent Retreat

We will be looking ahead to Easter, taking some of the wonders of the church’s liturgy for Easter as our guide.

Leader: Fr Thomas CR

Confessions Workshop

Tweek revives something of a tradition at the Community. Once known as ‘sin week’ it is open to all, and offers a chance to find out about making and hearing confessions in the Church of England, and ways of understanding the practice. We will look particularly at issues posed by the needs of safeguarding and how to respond to difficult cases. There will be an opportunity to make your confession to a priest of your choice and to explore liturgical aspects.

The week will be introduced by Bishop Alison White.

Leaders: Andrew Nunn, Dean of Southwark and Fr Thomas CR

Price on request residential and non-residential

 

Labyrinth Retreat

An opportunity to draw aside and reflect on your life’s journey as we unfold the history of the ancient form of the labyrinth and its use as a sacred space for prayer and meditation.  Whether you walk the turf labyrinth by candlelight, an indoor cloth ‘pebble’ labyrinth, or a hand-crafted wooden finger labyrinth, follow the winding path to the still and abiding centre.  Plenty here to inspire and respond to – in prayer, poetry, prose or artwork.

Leader: Kay Barrett, Veriditas labyrinth facilitator

Heart and Soul Singing Retreat

Heart & Soul Singing Retreats aim to combine singing in harmony with rest, nurture and inspiration.

This retreat offers an opportunity to take time out whilst discovering the joy of using your unique voice in harmony with others.

Heart & Soul Singing Retreats are very inclusive. They attract people who have sung before and people who haven’t and every other singing experience in between. The singing sessions are informal and no previous singing experience, or the ability to read music, is required. A varied repertoire of songs and rounds are shared, which can include songs from the African continent, both spiritual and secular, Taize chants, Georgian songs and original songs from the Natural Voice repertoire. Keely teaches each harmony part in a call and response way so that a song is built up in small and memorable portions. As we listen to each harmony part we build up a sense of the whole song and where we fit in.

Keely Hodgson is a composer and Natural Voice Practitioner and community singing leader who directs several informal singing groups and a large community choir. She arranges music for voices, writes songs and works as a composer and a music specialist in Special Needs settings, using her voice, guitar and cello. She has led singing retreats in North Yorkshire since 2010. As a Natural Voice Practitioner, she is committed to sharing the joy of singing with others and helping those who have not sung before to discover their unique voice.

CSMV & CR Joint Retreat, at Wantage

The Community has longstanding links with the Community of St Mary the Virgin at Wantage. This is a good time for all, sharing the fruits of Religious Life, and the commonality of life together in Christ, wherever we truly find ourselves.

Leaders: Sr Stella CSMV and Br Jacob CR

Cost: to be confirmed

 

Railway Retreat

Enjoy a weekend of monastic hospitality, prayer and worship with the Community, including a visit to the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway on the Saturday. The colder weather of early March should create some good clouds of steam and smoke! A reasonable level of mobility is required for this excursion as there are steps in several places. Holy smoke on the Sunday. Participants are invited to bring along some railway-related pictures, books, stories or artefacts to share with the group

Leader: Br Philip CR

Cost: £160

 

Meeting God in the Garden – Seasons of Spiritual Growth

In the Bible spiritual growth is likened to the natural development processes of plants, and the part played by gardeners, whether human or divine. Meeting God in the Garden will explore four recurring movements of this growth: becoming rooted and grounded in God; emerging into being in response to God’s invitation; struggling towards abundance through resistance; bearing fruit and being willing to fall. They are seasons that meet us afresh within a lifetime of growing, stirring us once more into abundant life.

Leader: Christopher Chapman, retreat leader, spiritual director and author of Earthed in God: Four movements of spiritual growth.

Cost: £250

Pilgrimage Weekend

As Christians, we journey with Christ through the years of our life. Sometimes people leave their ordinary surroundings and make a special journey to spend time in the presence of God in a special place. Our Pilgrimage retreats are an invitation to come to such a place and stay with us for a short time – to worship, eat and talk with the brothers

of Community; to explore faith together; and to see what the Rule of Benedict might have to say for your own daily living. Come and walk with us, wherever you are on your faith journey. Whether you come alone or bring a group from your parish you will find companions for that journey and experience the mystery of the Resurrection, the life-giving love of God at the heart of all things.

The cost for this retreat is £135

Winter Individually Guided Retreat

You will spend a week in personal prayer and reflection on scripture, sharing silence with the Community. There are no addresses as in other retreats. Rather, each person, meeting daily with an experienced guide, follows their own path as it seems God is leading them. The emphasis is on integrating body, mind and heart in faith.

Led by the Mirfield IGR Team

The cost for this retreat is £420

 

Pre-Advent Clergy Retreat

Peace, not as the world gives

In an uncertain and violent world, what is peace? Where do we search for it? How can we help others to search? and to find peace?

At the break of the church’s year, Fr Thomas reflects on the coming of our God and His peace.

All Saints-tide Retreat – The Way Of The Heart

For the last eighteen years Simon has been Richard’s spiritual director and during this time they have met regularly at The Community of the Resurrection to reflect on many different aspects of life and prayer and responding to the world in which we live. In these conversations they will share their different perspectives and experiences of God and open the conversation up for those joining the retreat to question and respond.

It will take place within the rhythm of the community’s life of prayer and give those participating the opportunity to participate in that daily pattern of worship, silence, reflection and sharing, while listening “to the way of the heart”

Led by Fr Simon Holden CR and Fr Richard Carter

The cost for this retreat is £125

Digging into the Psalms – Clergy Retreat

Wonderful and alien, the Psalms are sometimes balm to the soul and at other times more hard work than we would care for.

Here we explore ways to enable them to grow as our daily bread.

Leader: Fr George CR

Autumn 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  

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