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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 bookings@stbenedictscentre.org

We look forward to welcoming you at the Centre.

Forthcoming events

Events January – April 2023

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.

Quiet Day: Advent Gifts – 14th December

Modern Advent calendars shower us with gifts of chocolate, Gin or cosmetics behind every window from 1st December onwards. But what are the true gifts of Advent?

On this Quiet Day we will be taking time out from the preparations for Christmas and consider how the Advent season can enrich us in its own right.

Join us at 9.30 for a 10am start, the day finishes by 3pm. Cost £20 including hot drinks and biscuits. To book: bookings@stbenedictscentre.org

Walking with Jesus – 21st December

On this last walk of the year we join the company of travellers making their way to Bethlehem, and listen to Mary and Joseph as they seek a place for the birth of the Christ child.

Join us at 9.30am to start the walk at 10am; the day finishes at 3pm. Cost £20 including hot drinks and biscuits. To book: bookings@stbenedictscentre.org

Walking with Jesus – 12th January

‘You are my Son, the Beloved: with you I am well pleased.’

In this Epiphany season we reflect with Jesus on his baptism and the significance of baptism as our invitation to receive God’s gift in Christ.

As we receive God’s affirmation so we are offered the opportunity to respond in the footsteps of Jesus.

Join us at 9.30 for a 10am start, the day finishes by 3pm. Bring boots and wrap up warmly!

Cost £20.00 including hot drinks. Please bring your own lunch. To book: bookings@stbenedictscentre.org

St Benedict and Hospitality – 31st January

‘All guests who present themselves are to be welcomed as Christ, for he himself will say: I was a stranger and you welcomed me (Matt 25:35)’ – Benedict’s rule chapter 53.

Hospitality is one of Benedict’s key practices of faith.

We will explore how we are hospitable with one another as well as to the stranger, so we can offer the hospitality of Christ in our communities.

Join us at 9.30 for a 10am start, the day finishes by 3pm. Cost £20.00 including hot drinks. Please bring your own lunch. To book: bookings@stbenedictscentre.org

Further ahead: Events programme January – April 2023

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