|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
The cost of this retreat is £200 per person
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.
|Defence Against the Dark Arts, Retreat||
Fri 30th Aug 2019 - Sun 1st Sep 2019
Defence Against the Dark Arts, Retreat
Date / Time: Friday 30th August 2019
Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.
A semi-silent retreat with the help of JK Rowling’s Harry Potter novels.
The cost of this retreat is £135
|18 to 30’s Retreat||
Fri 6th Sep 2019 - Sun 8th Sep 2019
18 to 30’s Retreat
Date / Time: Friday 6th September 2019
If you open the ear of your heart you will hear that Christ is calling: do you want to say yes with the freedom of grace and love? St Benedict reminds us ‘to run while you have the light of life’, but before you head off on the next thing, spend time with Br Jacob CR help you check out your ideas with God, because God loves you and desires you to have Life.
Leader: Br Jacob CR
The cost of this retreat is £120
|From Here to Eternity – Film Retreat||
Fri 4th Oct 2019 - Sun 6th Oct 2019
From Here to Eternity – Film Retreat
Date / Time: Friday 4th October 2019
From Here to Eternity
In this retreat we will join together in prayer and enjoy some ‘nights at the pictures’.
Further details to follow
Leader: Fr John CR
The cost of this retreat is £135
|Hebrew for Beginners Retreat||
Fri 13th Dec 2019 - Sun 15th Dec 2019
Hebrew for Beginners Retreat
Date / Time: Friday 13th December 2019
This really is what it says and no previous knowledge is required!
Far from being daunted you will have fun, whilst learning some very useful skills which will enhance your reading and understanding of the bible. You will learn, for example, how to look up words in a Theological Dictionary of Hebrew – that is, a dictionary in which the words are arranged according to the Hebrew alphabet, but which are commented on in English! This is often highly enlightening and regularly goes beyond what you might find out from even a good commentary in English.
Leader: John Wigfield, Director of Pioneering Ministry and OT tutor, St Hild
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.