Retreats 2016


Preached Retreat Programme


Each of these weekends begins with a meal at 6.30pm on Friday evening and ends on Sunday after lunch. There will be at least four talks and the opportunity to join the resident Carmelite Community for Eucharist and Prayer. There will also be time for personal prayer, reflection, reading and rest. We try to keep an atmosphere of silence in the house throughout these retreats.

Retreats for the rest of the year:

(A new programme for 2017 is being prepared.)


November 18 – 20

"I believe we will all answer YES and rightly so"

Exploring the profound wisdom of St Teresa's Interior Castle; sixth dwelling places.

Matt Blake OCD

November 25 – 27

"Come let us go up to the Mountain of the Lord"

Preparing to enter the Season of Advent by reflecting on the scriptures and the rich prayer tradition they inspire.

Matt Blake OCD


December 9 – 11

"An inflow of God into the soul" - exploring St John of the Cross's book Dark Night

Matt Blake OCD

December 16 – 18

"They will call him Emmanuel, a name which means 'God-is-with-us'"

A quiet weekend retreat reflecting with awe and wonder on the mystery of Christmas.

Matt Blake OCD


Individually Guided Retreats

During these retreats participants will meet with their director each day. There is also the opportunity to join the Carmelite Community for Eucharist and Prayer. We try to keep an atmosphere of silence in the house during these retreats.


Dates for Individually Guided Retreats in 2017 are being planned.


In addition to the organised retreats people are very welcome to come to the priory for a private retreat when space is available. Local people are welcome to attend our retreats on a non-residential basis but meals can only be provided for those who are resident. We try to cater for vegetarian and diabetic diets but we are not in a position to cater for more complex special diets.

Suggested Offerings

All payments for retreats are by voluntary offering. No one should decline to come on retreat for financial reasons. Those who give a little extra help to support those who cannot give the full amount. The following are our suggestions to cover our costs:

Day [24 hours with full board]:           £ 55
Weekend:     - Single room               £ 110
                     - Twin room                   £ 90 (per person)

Deposits [non refundable]
Weekends: £20;      Longer retreats: £40

Please make cheques payable to Carmelite Priory

Please click here to book a retreat.

site map | cookie policy | privacy policy | accessibility statement