Our events

Our day events are organised around a theme with some input provided and time for personal reflection. They usually – though not always – run from 10am till 3pm; arrival from 9.30am for coffee.

Refreshments are included but please bring your own lunch.

We tend to finish by 3pm to ensure everyone has the full benefit of the day’s programme, but participants are welcome to stay beyond this time to enjoy the Centre’s beautiful grounds and quiet spaces, including a study room if available.

If you are simply looking to spend a day with us to rest, reflect or study, you can also book an individual study room for the day. Please contact to book.

We look forward to welcoming you at the Centre!

Events in June

Weekly Wednesday Eucharist

Our pattern of 30-minute weekly Wednesday Eucharist services continues throughout the year.
Join us in the Pilgrim Chapel at 12.15 pm, everyone is welcome, no booking required.

Lectio Divina Quiet Day – 6th June

We are delighted that Mother Anne OSB is once again joining us to lead a quiet day of Lectio Divina.

Lectio is an ancient way of spending time steeped in scripture. St Benedict encouraged his monks not just to read set passages and then move onto another activity, but also to allow scripture to read them.

Mother Anne will lead us through the principles and practice of Lectio. The day will include plenty of space for us to individually step into scripture and dwell with the word of God, listening for God’s indwelling voice to speak.

Join us at 9.30 for 10am till 3pm. Cost £25.00 (pay on the day) which includes hot drinks, please bring your own lunch. To book:

Peace be unto you…seven Resurrection words – 7th June

The final session of our Eastertide course focusing on seven words spoken by the risen Jesus. The words are taken from John’s gospel chapters 20 and 21. We are using insights from Prof. David Ford to guide our thinking.

This course was designed to enable us to explore the meaning of Jesus’ word openly with questions and discussion, inviting us to consider the words of Jesus in the context of resurrection hope. Our final session will run from 10.30 – 12 with coffee from 10am.

Participants are welcome to join the Sisters for Sext (12 noon) and join the Centre mid-week Eucharist 12.15. Cost: £25.00 for the whole course, including hot drinks. To book:

Music@Malling 9-11 June

Music@Malling annual festivals feature works by leading contemporary composers alongside classical music and jazz. Classic FM has praised it as “a wonderful music festival.”

This year’s concerts feature music by Deborah Pritchard and Handel as well as art by Maggi Hambling and Marc Chagall. Maggi has created a new work, which will be exhibited in St.Mary’s Church; Chagall’s Light – a new piece by Deborah Pritchard – is inspired by the windows in All Saints’, Tudeley.

Tickets are available on and from Was Down Swan Street.

Shaped with the love of the Potter’s hands – 15th June

A clay-based encounter day that includes Bible reflections, demonstration, opportunities for hands-on activity and times for silent reflection, during which we will be opened to experience ourselves being held, healed, formed, and re-formed in the loving hands of God. Led by Canon Gordon Oliver.

Gordon has served in numerous parishes as well as practical theology lecturer and as a diocesan training officer. In retirement he offers ministry in spiritual direction, retreats and quiet days.

The day will include handling clay, so please wear something you don’t mind getting a bit dirty (the clay washes off). Join us at 9.30 for 10am till 3pm. Cost £25.00 (pay on the day) which includes hot drinks, please bring your own lunch. An additional £5 payable to Gordon to cover the cost of materials.
To book:

Walking with Jesus – 29th June

During this walk we will meet with Peter and Paul. Called by Jesus in different ways and with different ministries, they did not always see eye to eye.

Peter and Paul had to learn what it means to disagree well for the sake for the Gospel. For all their differences, they also had respect for one another, born out of love for God. They have a lot to teach us as we learn what it means to live with difference.

Join us at 9.30 for 10am till 3pm. Cost £25.00 (pay on the day) which includes hot drinks, please bring your own lunch. To book:

For events further ahead please see our Programme for May-August 2023

The Age of Stars – by artist Nicola Rose – October 2023

We are delighted to host an exhibition of new works by artist Nicola Rose, on 13th and 14th October.

Nicola will also be running a workshop on the 21st October. More details to follow soon.

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