|18 to 30’s Retreat||
Thu 6th Sep 2018 - Sun 9th Sep 2018
18 to 30’s Retreat
Date / Time: Thursday 6th September 2018
What do I do next? It’s a big question. Some will be going to University, while others are thinking about a job. But what does God think? You have gifts and talents that are God’s gift to you, and using them to the full causes us to come alive – ‘The glory of God is a person fully alive.’ (Saint Irenaeus). Take time to reflect on your life, supported by the prayers of the Community. You never know what God has in store!
Leader: Br Jacob CR
The cost of this retreat is £100
|Germany themed Week Retreat||
Mon 17th Sep 2018 - Fri 21st Sep 2018
Germany themed Week Retreat
Date / Time: Monday 17th September 2018
Don’t mention the war!
An occasion to get to know something about what makes modern Germany, and the role of the church in German culture; it will also be a chance to look at how our prejudices have shaped our understanding, German of British and vice versa.
Leader: Fr Thomas CR
The cost of this retreat is £250
Fri 21st Sep 2018 - Sun 23rd Sep 2018
Date / Time: Friday 21st September 2018
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
Fri 28th Sep 2018 - Sun 30th Sep 2018
Date / Time: Friday 28th September 2018
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
Fri 12th Oct 2018 - Sun 14th Oct 2018
Date / Time: Friday 12th October 2018
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
|Armistice Centenary Retreat||
Fri 23rd Nov 2018 - Sun 25th Nov 2018
Armistice Centenary Retreat
Date / Time: Friday 23rd November 2018
Into the Way of Peace
How does a Christian live in a world where there are ‘wars and rumours of wars’?
World War l and the century which followed is arguably the most dramatic era in human history. We will use poetry, art, cinema and popular culture (including Comic Cuts and The Rainbow) to reflect on the ‘peace of God’ and his will for each of us, learning about love, about conflict, about sacrifice, about death (perhaps about hell) and about the gift and opportunity of living in the 21st century.
I intend this to be a retreat and not a philosophy session on the rights and wrongs of war. I’m really rather looking forward to it. Do you care to join me?
Leader: Fr John CR
The cost of this retreat is £125
PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGED DATES OF THIS RETREAT
|Meeting God in the Garden – Seasons of Spiritual Growth||
Mon 25th Feb 2019 - Thu 28th Feb 2019
Meeting God in the Garden – Seasons of Spiritual Growth
Date / Time: Monday 25th February 2019
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.
Fri 1st Mar 2019 - Sun 3rd Mar 2019
Date / Time: Friday 1st March 2019
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
|Greek For Fun!||
Mon 6th May 2019 - Thu 9th May 2019
Greek For Fun!
Date / Time: Monday 6th May 2019
A little Greek can be a great help in seeing new levels of meaning and significance in the Gospels. In these days we will engage directly with the Greek and English texts of the Gospels.
However, we do not expect a high level of Greek. An ability to read it will be enough. No one will be embarrassed!
Leader: Fr Nicolas CR
Fri 21st Jun 2019 - Sun 23rd Jun 2019
Date / Time: Friday 21st June 2019
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||
Mon 5th Aug 2019 - Wed 7th Aug 2019
Heart and Soul Singing Retreat
Date / Time: Monday 5th August 2019
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.
Visit or Stay
We welcome you to come to CR and to share in our life. Some come regularly to talk with a brother, others spend a day or two experiencing this very different environment. Individuals and groups come on retreat and pilgrimage, share in the teaching and courses we offer and join us in worship and meals.