Day Guests

Rest and renewal photoDay Guests are always welcome at St Benedict’s Centre. You can book an individual study/retreat room for £12. This includes hot drinks, the use of the beautiful grounds, the opportunity for private prayer in the pilgrim chapel.   

You may find it helpful to book your quiet study or reflection dates in advance, and we would encourage you to do so.  If you need to cancel nearer the time, this can be done easily and without cost.  

We ask you to bear the following in mind:  

  1. When moving around the buildings or sitting in a meeting room guests are asked to wear face masks.
  2. Hand sanitiser is provided and guests are asked to use it on entering and leaving the building.
  3. Study rooms have kettles and facilities for making hot drinks. We cannot provide communal drinks or food.
  4. The Pilgrim Chapel can be used by an individual for private prayer, and you may join the Sisters in the guest chapel for their Offices. 

Payment is by bank transfer on receipt of an invoice or on the day by card.

If you would like to book an individual room for a day please contact

We look forward to welcoming you at the Centre.

Forthcoming events

Weekly Wednesday Eucharist

Walking with Jesus – Thursday 19th May

Active listening: Two Ears, One Mouth – Tuesday 24th May

Further ahead…

Weekly Wednesday Eucharist

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

Walking with Jesus – 19th May

Our regular monthly walk from St Benedict’s Centre reflecting on an aspect of Jesus’ life.
Join us from 9.30am for a leisurely walk starting at 10am through quiet lanes, meadows and paddocks as we reflect on how Jesus prepared his disciples to receive the Holy Spirit – “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you for ever.”

We will gather together and then walk in the morning. Following lunch you will be able to walk in the grounds, retrace the morning walk or sit to reflect further on Jesus’ teaching as we prepare for the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.

The day will conclude with an act of worship in the Pilgrim Chapel at 3pm.
Cost £20 including hot drinks. To book please contact:

Active Listening: Two Ears, One Mouth – 24th May

A day of theory and practice developing skills for active listening; practicing the skills of deeply listening to another person’s story and being heard ourselves; 9.30 for 10am -3pm.

Active listening is the skill of deeply listening to another person, being fully present with them and creating safe space in which they can talk.

We are delighted Deborah is able to share her knowledge and skill with us for this active listening day. Deborah has an extensive mental health career, as a qualified nurse, teacher, psychotherapeutic counsellor and supervisor. Alongside her role as Counselling Network Coordinator and wellbeing trainer for the Rochester Diocese, she has a private counselling practice and works as a spirituality and wellbeing trainer with the Royal College of Nursing and the NHS.

Cost £20 including hot drinks. To book please contact:

Further ahead…

14th Benedictine Day: Conversion of life.
16th Pottery Day: we experience ourselves as being held, healed, formed, and re-formed in the loving hands of God.
23rd Walking with Jesus.
28th Quiet Day with Mother Anne (Malling Abbey).

11th Pilgrimage Day: meet the saints who influence the life of St Benedict Centre.
19th Walking with Jesus.

Further Waking with Jesus dates this year:

August 11th; September 22nd; October 27th; November 22nd; December 20th.

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