Silent one-day retreat

At the beginning of Lent we may think of Jesus going into the desert following his baptism. With no company, no comforts, no distractions, he journeyed in silence, confronted by the reality of who he was.

This day is a short taste of silence and also a brief stay in the desert, taking some guidance from Christians who have been in the desert – literally or metaphorically.

The day will begin with an introduction to the silence, prayer together and some guidance on how to spend the time in silence. The whole day will then be silent until we gather for final prayers at the end of the afternoon.

We will also share a simple lunch together silently.

This will be a chance to sample what it’s like to be in silence individually and to be sharing the silence. It will hopefully be a good way to begin the Lent season and may shape your Lent this year.

Suggested donation: £10.

(If the cost is a barrier you are welcome to come and give what you can.)

You can book a place here.

If you would like to know more please call Mike Fitzsimmons on 01538 382483 or e-mail