List of Events

Events

Regular Events

For details of regular events (Mass, Prayer Meetings, reconciliation) please see  the Parish page 

Retreats

This is a programme of our main retreats for 2018/2019. Further information and additional information will be continually updated.  Other events will be announced on the Latest News page. You are welcome to come at any time for spiritual guidance, to join in the daily routine of the Augustinian Community and to enjoy the peace and prayerfulness of Clare Priory.

Way of  Silence Days

These days are for those who wish to have a time of silence and prayer and are led by our Team who wish to share with you their experience of silent prayer, or meditation as it is also known.  In our busy lives we can lose sight of God and what matters in life.   Sr Teresa of Calcutta says 'God is a friend of silence.  His language is silence.'  Everyone is welcome, whether you are experienced in silent prayer or wish to learn more about this way of praying. Jesus said 'Go to your inner room, and God who is there, will teach you everything.'

Date   Theme

Cost (£)

Leader

         
 2018        
September  7 Word into Silence.  7.00 to 9.00pm   £10 or donation Fr Laurence Freeman OSB
The content of  7th and 8th are stand-alone talks  8 Word into Silence.  For many the new experience of silence that they find through meditation surprisingly awakens a new hunger for the Word - for scripture and other wisdom texts.  Learing to read scritures in the light of contemplation is one of the great gifts and discoveries of the spiritual journey and one of the great needs for our wisdom-deprived world.  11.00am to 4.00pm  £30 or donation Fr Laurence Freeman OSB
         
  13  Healing Prayer Evening   7.00 to 8.30pm   Priory Team
         
  18 The Way of Silence  -  Coming Home - led by Chris Hurley.  An exloration in being present to the breathing body and so to the One in whom "we live and move and have our being".  10.30 - 3.00  Mass 10.00 if you wish. Donation Priory Team
         
October 5-7 Autumn Retreat £150 Mary Hadforth
         
 

16

The Way of Silence  10.30am to 3.00pm
led by Andrew Phillips (Lord Phillips of Sudbury) 

Donation Priory Team
         
   23  Faith as green as a leaf - some thoughts on R.S. Thomas  9.30am start £30 Sr Angela Morris
  24 Mindfulness Follow-up Day  2.00pm to 5.00pm.  For those who have previously attended the Introduction days. Donation Dr Mark Chambers and Jennie Thornton
  25 Introduction to Mindfulness  9.00am to 5.00pm Donation Dr Mark Chambers and Jennie Thornton
         
 November 20 The Way of Silence  -  led by Fr Bernard Rolls OSA  10.30am to 3.00pm   Who is the one who is with us?  St Augustine says: "look inside and you'll find Him there" Donation Priory Team
         
  23-25 Making Sense of the Christmas Gospels (Luke 1-2). The first two chapters of Luke's Gospel are an important introduction to the whole  Gospel.  Each "scene" will be explored, first in the context of Luke 1-2 and then in the light of the potential for Chrstian living today.  £150 Fr Kieran O'Mahony OSA
         
         
 December 1 Open Day of Healing Donation Fr Laurence Brassill OSA and Pauline Edwards
         
         
2019   Way of Silence Days  -  10.30am to 3.00pm  - please bring a snack for lunch - refreshments are provided.  Mass is at 10.00 for those who wish.
   
         
January 26 Meditation Day Donation John & Barbara O'Hanlon
 

31

Introduction to Mindfulness  9.00am to 5.00pm

Donation

Dr Mark Chambers and Jennie Thornton
         
         
February

1

Mindfulness follow-up day  2.00 to 5.00pm

Donation

Dr Mark Chambers and Jennie Thornton
         
 

16

Meditation Day

Donation

John & Barbara O'Hanlon
         
 

 24&25

Icon Interest Days - for those who are working on, or wish to start, their own Icons at home.  Practical advice and guidance.

Donation

Ashton-Melzack
         
         
March 19 The Way of Silence  -  theme to be advised Donation Priory Team
         
 

23

Meditation Day

Donation

John & Barbara O'Hanlon
         
         
 

2

Poetry & Prayer with Gerard Manley Hopkins

£30

Sr Angela Morris

April

13

Meditation Day

Donation

John & Barbara O'Hanlon
         
  16 The Way of Silence  -  theme to be advised Donation Priory Team
         
 

30-2 May

Spring Reflective Walking & Praying Retreat

Donation

Mary Handforth
         
         
May 14 The Way of Silence  -  theme to be advised Donation Priory Team
         
  20-26 A workshop/retreat on Icons, under the expert and prayerful guidance of Fr. Richard Cannuli OSA, providing a creative and spiritual experience for those familiar with icons and those discovering this treasured art form for the first time. Gold leaf and pigments will be provided. Participants leave with a finished icon. £495 Fr Richard Cannuli
         
         
 June 18  The Way of Silence  - theme to be advised Donation Priory Team
         
 

 25-28

Summer Reflective Walking & Praying Retreat

Donation

Mary Handforth
         
         
 July 13-14 Craft Fair    
         
  16 The Way of Silence  - theme to be advised Donation Priory Team
         
 

23-28

Individual Guided Retreat (IGR)

£350

Sr Frances Moore
         
         
August 20 The Way of Silence  -  theme to be advised Donation Priory Team
         
  27-1 Sept Individual Guided Retreat (IGR) £350 Sr Frances Moore
         
         
September 17 The Way of  Silence  -  theme to be advised Donation Priory Team
         
  24-27 Autumn Reflective Walking & Praying Retreat Donation Mary Handforth
         
         

October

15

Poetry & Prayer with William Wordsworth

Donation

Sr Angela Morris

         
  22
The Way of Silence  -  theme to be advised    
Donation  
         

November

9

Meditation Day

Donation

John & Barbara O'Hanlon
         
  19 The Way of Silence  -  theme to be advised Donation Priory Team
         
         

December

14

Meditation Day

Donation

John & Barbara O'Hanlon
         
         
         

** IGRs run from Tuesday morning until after lunch on Sunday.

 For all days where we ask for a donation refreshments will be provided but please bring your own packed lunch

All residential prices include full board and all meals.

 

Other Events

 

Craft Fair

 

On the second Saturday and Sunday of July the grounds of the Priory are given over to a Craft Fair which is usually extremely well received. There is a small charge for admission but there is a wonderful variety of art and crafts on display with a number of exhibitors demonstrating, including lace-making, wool-spinning, metalwork, woodturning, and many more. There are also children's entertainers, refreshments, hot and cold food, and a licensed bar.

Photos from previous events are accessible by visiting the Craft Fair page.

The 2018 Craft Fair is due to be held on the weekend of July 14th/15th. 

 

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