List of Events

Events

Regular Events

For details of regular events (Mass, Prayer Meetings, reconciliation) please see  the Parish page 

Retreats

This is an outline programme of our main retreats for 2020. Further details and additional information will be continually updated.  Other events are also announced on the Latest News page. You are welcome to come at any time for spiritual guidance, to join in the daily routine of the Augustinian Community and to enjoy the peace and prayerfulness of Clare Priory.

Way of  Silence Days

These days are for those who wish to have a time of silence and prayer and are led by our Team who wish to share with you their experience of silent prayer, or meditation as it is also known.  In our busy lives we can lose sight of God and what matters in life.   Sr Teresa of Calcutta says 'God is a friend of silence.  His language is silence.'  Everyone is welcome, whether you are experienced in silent prayer or wish to learn more about this way of praying. Jesus said 'Go to your inner room, and God who is there, will teach you everything.'  Please see the Retreats page for comments shared by those who have attended these days.

Date   Theme

Cost (£)

Leader

         
         
2020   Way of Silence Days  -  10.30am to 3.00pm  - please bring a snack for lunch - refreshments are provided.  Mass is at 10.00 for those who wish.
   
         
Feb 12 Mindfulness follow-up for those who have attended previous Introduction Days.  2.00 to 5.00pm Donation Dr Mark Chambers and Jennie Thornton
  13 Mindfulness Introduction Day.  9.00am to 5.00pm Donation Dr Mark Chambers and Jennie Thornton
 

18

Way of Silence Day -  Our connectin with ourselves, our Community, and the World.  Led by Chris Gent who will be reflecting on our relationship with ourselves, others, and God and how silent prayer connects us in all these areas of our lives.  Chris has experience of over 35 years working in a range of settings in social care, and he has previously given talks on silent prayer at Clare Priory.  10.30am to 3.00pm.  Mass at 10.ooam for those who wish. 

Donation

Priory Team

         
         
March 10 - 13 Reflective Walking - please click on this link for more information £200 Mary Handforth
   17 Way of Silence Day  - please click on this link for more information Donation Priory Team
         
         
April

4

 "The Quest for a Desert in the Ocean"  A day retreat voyage with the early Irish and Welsh missionary seafarers who understood their pilgrimage as a quest for a desert cell for contemplation on unknown shores and islands. Click this link for more information

 Donation

Revd Dr Julie Hopkins

  21 Way of Silence Day Donation Priory Team
  22 Reflective Walking  9.00/9.30 to 4.00pm. Please click this link for more information Donation Mary Handforth
  26 Pilgrimage Day at the Shrine of Mother of Good Counsel    
         
         
May 5 Poetry Day £30 Sr Angela Morris
 

11-17

A workshop on painting Icons for beginners or the more experienced.  All aspects of this art will be covered and participants will leave with their own Icon which will be blessed at the end of the workshop.  Gold leaf and pigments will be provided.

£495

Annette Ashton-Melzack

 

19

Way of Silence Day -"Letting Go"  'You are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed.' Luke 10v41   maximum 15 places - booking essential.  Click this link for more information.

Donation

Chris Hurley

  20 Way of Silence Day -   details as 19th May.  Both days have the same content - maximum 15 places - booking essential Donation Chris Hurley
  26 Way of Silence Day Donation Priory Team
         
         
 June 10 Mindfulness follow-up for those who have attended previous Introduction Days.  2.00 to 5.00pm Donation Dr Mark Chambers and Jennie Thornton
  11 Mindfulness Introduction Day.  9.00am to 5.00pm Donation Dr Mark Chambers and Jennie Thornton
  15 Way of Silence Day Donation Priory Team
  19-21 Reflective Walking- please click on this link for more information £150 Mary Handforth
         
         
July 11 & 12 Craft Fair weekend    
  14 - 19 Individual Guided Retreat £350 Sr Frances Moore
  21 Way of Silence Day Donation Priory Team
         
         
Aug 18 Way of Silence Day Donation Priory Team
  28 - 31 Flower Festival in our Church -  
         
         
Sept 15 Way of Silence Day Donation Priory Team
  29 Poetry Day £30 Sr Angela Morris
  30 Reflective Walking  9.00/9.30 to 4.00pm. Please click this link for more information Donation Mary Handforth
         
         
Oct 13 - 18 Individual Guided Retreat £350 Sr Frances Moore
  20 Way of Silence Day Donation Priory Team
  27 - 30 Reflective Walking- please click on this link for more information £200 Mary Handforth
         
         
Nov 17 Way of Silence Day Donation Priory Team
 

21

Open Day of Healing Prayer

Donation

Fr Laurence Brassill and Pauline Edwards
         
         
December        

** IGRs run from Tuesday morning until after lunch on Sunday.

 For all days where we ask for a donation refreshments will be provided but please bring your own packed lunch

All residential prices include full board and all meals.

 

Other Events

 

Craft Fair

 

On the second Saturday and Sunday of July the grounds of the Priory are given over to a Craft Fair which is usually extremely well received. There is a small charge for admission but there is a wonderful variety of art and crafts on display with a number of exhibitors demonstrating, including lace-making, wool-spinning, metalwork, woodturning, and many more. There are also children's entertainers, refreshments, hot and cold food, and a licensed bar.

Photos from previous events are accessible by visiting the Craft Fair page.

The 2020 Craft Fair is due to be held on the weekend of July 11th/12th.