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 (we would prefer a 2 night minimum stay).
We are open during the following periods in 2021:-
- September: 24th-26th Sept, 27th – 1st Oct
- October: 11th-15th Oct, 18th-22nd Oct
- November: 8th-14th Nov, 26th-28th Nov
- December: 10th-12 Dec, 13th-19th 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 mid-week events over the next few months…
Quiet Week: 4th-8th October (now full – waiting list available)
Join us for this quiet week where we can intentionally slow down and enjoy the stillness of this place. The house will be kept quiet for much of the time and Jackie will be leading some short and simple devotions/reflections each day. There will also be plenty of opportunity to ‘do your own thing’: to rest, reflect and reconnect with God in whatever way is helpful for you. £260 per person
Advent Retreat: 29th November-3rd December
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.
2022 dates and events will be announced soon!