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Our events

Our day events are organised around a theme with some input provided and time for personal reflection. They generally run from 10am till 3pm; arrival from 9.30am for coffee.

Refreshments are included but please bring your own lunch.

We 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 bookings@stbenedictscentre.org to book.

We look forward to welcoming you at the Centre!

This month’s programme

Events calendar January – April 2023

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.

Candlemas Quiet Day – 2nd February

The first signs of Spring are in the air and there are hints of the days beginning to lengthen.

It is the point where we pause, looking back on the celebrations of Jesus’ coming at Christmas and looking forward, moving towards Jesus’ passion.

We turn from birth towards death and resurrection. At this turning point in the year, we see the light of hope sung by Christmas angels, the light of resurrection in an Easter dawn, and we bless candles which will lighten our darkness…

On this guided Quiet Day we will reflect on the traditions and significance of the festival as we focus on Christ, the light of the world. The day will be led by Rev David Guest.

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

The Art of Icons – 7th February

Icons are an ancient form of conveying truths about God through imagery – though in our own times the term icon has become more closely associated with celebrity or electronic device.

For many people the ancient icons are a little like Marmite – we either love them or hate them. Perhaps hate is too strong a word, but in truth we find them hard to understand. They speak a language we do not recognise and so we struggle to interpret them.

This day, led by Rev’d Jane Winter, will invite us into the language of icons. It will involve cutting and sticking, getting creative with icons to help focus on the details that draw us into the holy truth of relationship with God.

All materials will be provided.

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

Walking with Jesus – 14th February

‘Love one another as I have loved you.’

On this Valentine’s day we will reflect on what it means to love like Jesus. During our walk we will discover something of the reality of hard-edged love.

We do not promise roses, wine and chocolates. We do offer the opportunity to encounter the God who is love and calls us to love like Jesus.

Prepare to brave the elements on what promises to be a rewarding day! Join us at 9.30 for 10am till 3pm. Cost £20.00 including hot drinks. Please bring your own lunch. To book: bookings@stbenedictscentre.org

Lent course 2023 – starting 22nd February

This year’s Lent course will take place on Wednesdays 9.30 for 10am till 12 and be led by Rev Jane Winter using The Falling of Dusk by Paul Dominiak.

We are invited to explore the seven last words or phrases of Jesus from the Cross through the experience of doubt, taking us to the heart of the humanity of Jesus’ cry: ‘My God My God why have you forsaken me?’

Doubt is a very human condition, which can lead us to God through our questioning. It can hone our faith rather than stand against it.

Future sessions are on 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th March and 5th April. Everyone is welcome to stay for the Eucharist at 12.15pm.

Cost: £20.00 for the whole course, including hot drinks. Please bring your own lunch. To book: bookings@stbenedictscentre.org

Further ahead: Events programme January – April 2023

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