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 £65 per person per night in 2021, increasing to £67.50 in 2022.
We are open during the following periods in 2021:-
- October: 18th-22nd Oct
- November: 8th-13th Nov, 26th-28th Nov
- December: 10th-12 Dec, 13th-16th Dec
The Community follows a rhythm of prayer and all of our guests are welcome to join us in the Chapel for these times: currently 9am, 1pm & 5pm Mon-Sat. There will usually be a Communion Service on Sundays at 10am and Thursdays at 5pm (in place of evening prayer).
We have the following events over the next few months…
Advent Retreat: 29th November-3rd December (now full – waiting list available)
The Advent Retreat is the perfect opportunity to prepare for the Advent and Christmas seasons. There will be periods of silence during this week, with short reflections and plenty of space to just be. £260 per person
Christmas Glass-fusing week: 6th-10th December (now full – waiting list available)
We are excited to welcome Michelle Gillam-Hull to St Oswald’s. Michelle and Jackie will be working together on this event, with Michelle leading glass fusing workshops and Jackie leading short reflections each day. There will be plenty of opportunity for ‘hands on’ experience and you’ll be able to take your creations home with you. This week is perfect for beginners rather than those with previous experience of glass-work. There will be 12 spaces available with 6 people doing glass-work in the mornings and 6 in the afternoons. See Michelle’s website for more information about her work – https://www.gillamglass.co.uk/ £275 per person (a small additional charge has been added for materials).
New Year at home: Wed 29th December – Sunday 2nd January. (now full – waiting list available)
Come and join us for a low-key few days as we say goodbye to 2021 and welcome 2022. There won’t be a programme, but if you prefer open-fires to fireworks, this weekend might be just the tonic! £260 per person.
Bread Retreat: Friday 25th – Sunday 27th February
Time to reflect, bake bread & eat in the company of others…what’s not to love?! Led by Ben Reily – £135 per person.
Individually Guided Retreat: Monday 14th – Friday 18th March
A silent retreat with the opportunity to meet daily with a Spiritual Director. Led by Margi Walker and Sue & Patrick Baker, with support from Paul and Jackie Reily. £270 per person.
Gardening Retreat: Monday 25th – Friday 29th April
A combination of daily reflections and some ‘hands on’ gardening. Led by Sarah & Malcolm Kinch – £270 per person.
St. Hilda’s Pilgrimage: Monday 9th – Sunday 15th May:
40 miles of walking spread over 4 days (rest day on Thursday), using St Oswald’s as a base. You’ll need a certain level of fitness for this one! Led by Alison & Ian Gelder. Cost £405 (plus public transport to/from start/finish of routes where necessary).