Come and just be….
Most of the time our house will be open and available for you to enjoy as you wish, whether that means your own personal retreat or using St Oswald’s as a base to explore the beauty of the local area…or indeed a combination of both!
The cost for a catered stay is currently £72.50 per person per night.
As well as the house being open for you to come and ‘just be’, we also have a number of structures/led events which are detailed here…
Individually Guided Retreat: Monday 18th – Friday 22nd September (one space available)
This retreat will be largely held in silence (from Monday evening until Thursday evening). You will be allocated a spiritual director and will have the opportunity to meet with them on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. There will also be times of reflection and communion throughout the week. Led by Sarah Kinch & Jackie Reily. £290 per person
Art Retreat: Monday 16th – Friday 20th October (full with waiting list)
Following the success of our art week last month, Sarah Sharpe will be leading another art retreat. Sarah writes…“Come and make your own bowl, and as the week progresses we will be reflecting on life’s journey and decorating our bowl in our own unique way. Listen to poetry and music, as we take some precious time out to pause, reflect, create and spend time with God within the rhythm of the community. No experience is necessary, this will be a supportive and holding creative space. You might consider reading ‘Falling Upward’ by Richard Rohr, however this is only if you feel called to do so“
www.sarahsharpe-art.co.uk “ £290 per person.
Celtic Advent Weekend Retreat: Friday 17th – Sunday 19th November (full with waiting list)
This weekend retreat will be led by Sarah Kinch (one of our extended community members who is also a member of the Northumbria Community). This weekend will explore the possibilities of what the 40 days of Celtic Advent might bring each one of us. In the company of Hild and Caedmon of Whitby we will reflect on the gifts we are being offered, from the early church, that could resource us for the journey towards celebrating the birth of Christ. There will be opportunity to share in the rhythm of prayer of the St. Oswald’s Community, to have times of reflection together as retreatants and plenty of space to go and explore on our own on Saturday. You may chose to go to Whitby Abbey, walk part of St. Hilda’s Way, or visit Caedmon’s Cross (although trips will not be organised as part of the weekend). On site the chapel, library, art room and gardens are available to enjoy. £145 per person.
Singing Weekend: Friday 24th- Sunday 26th November (full with waiting list)
Come join us for a fun and uplifting weekend of singing! Our weekend will be led by Mike Leigh who is an accomplished singer and was a member of Opera North before becoming a vicar! Up until a few years ago Mike led a parish just down the road in Scarborough. He is now one of the chaplains at Scargill house and is a great friend of St Oswald’s.
This is a weekend for those who love to sing and also those who have never tried; so no experience is necessary and you don’t need to read music. The majority of the singing will be on the Saturday and so we are open to local people coming over just for the day if that would be helpful (speak to the office about this option). £145 per person.
Advent Retreat: Monday 4th – Friday 8th December (full with waiting list)
This week will have some periods of quiet (although is not a silent retreat). Join us as we journey together, reflecting on Advent themes and enjoying some peace and rest before the busyness of December begins. £290 per person.
New Year at Home: Friday 29th December 2023 – Tuesday 2nd January 2024 (full with waiting list)
If you like the idea of a lower-key New Year, then this might be just for you! There’ll be our rhythm of prayer, great food (including our now legendary New Year’s Eve curry night!), company if you fancy…and a roaring fire! What’s not to love! £325 per person.