List of Events
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.
|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|
|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.||
|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|
| "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. CANCELLED - due to COVID-19.
Revd Dr Julie Hopkins
|21||Way of Silence Day CANCELLED - due to COVID-19.||Donation||Priory Team|
|22||Reflective Walking 9.00/9.30 to 4.00pm. Please click this link for more information CANCELLED - due to COVID-19.||Donation||Mary Handforth|
|26||Pilgrimage Day at the Shrine of Mother of Good Counsel CANCELLED - due to COVID-19.|
|May||5||Poetry Day CANCELLED - due to COVID-19.
||£30||Sr Angela Morris|
|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. CANCELLED - due to COVID-19. We hope to re-schedule later in the year.||
|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. CANCELLED - due to COVID-19.
|20||Way of Silence Day - details as 19th May. Both days have the same content - maximum 15 places - booking essential CANCELLED - due to COVID-19.
|26||Way of Silence Day CANCELLED - due to COVID-19.
|June||10||Mindfulness follow-up for those who have attended previous Introduction Days. 2.00 to 5.00pm CANCELLED - due to COVID-19.||Donation||Dr Mark Chambers and Jennie Thornton|
|11||Mindfulness Introduction Day. 9.00am to 5.00pmCANCELLED - due to COVID-19.||Donation||Dr Mark Chambers and Jennie Thornton|
|15||Way of Silence Day CANCELLED - due to COVID-19.||Donation||Priory Team|
|19-21||Reflective Walking- please click on this link for more information CANCELLED - due to COVID-19.||£150||Mary Handforth|
|July||11 & 12||Craft Fair weekend CANCELLED - due to Covid-19. We may be able to re-shedule for later in the year.|
|14 - 19||Individual Guided RetreatCANCELLED - due to COVID-19.||£350||Sr Frances Moore|
|21||Way of Silence DayCANCELLED - due to COVID-19.||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|
|Open Day of Healing Prayer||
|Fr Laurence Brassill and Pauline Edwards|
** 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.
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.