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. 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.

Date   Theme

Cost (£)

Leader

         
2018        
    Way of Silence -  in our busy lives today we can lose sight of God and what matters in life.  St Teresa of Calcutta says "God is a friend in silence.  His language is silence."  It is through this  silence that we come to know God, the teacher within, our hidden treasure.  These days are for those who wish to have a time of silence and prayer.  They are lead by our Priory Team who wish to share their experience of silent prayer, or meditation as it is also known.  They are for those who are experienced in the practice of silent prayer, and for those who wish to learn and find out more about this way of praying.  Everyone is welcome.  A 'Way of Silence' day is an opportunity to learn about and practice contemplative prayer - the key to intimacy with God,  self-knowledge and inner change.  Jesus said "Go to your inner room, and God who is there, will teach you everything."    
Jan        
         
         
Feb 13 Family Day - for parents, grandparents and children.  Introducing Christian meditation to children through contemplative and creative activities Donation Priory Team
         
  20 The Way of Silence - The Breath by Richard Rohr Donation Priory Team
         
  27 Journeying with poets through Lent £30 Sr Angela Morris
         
Mar  8 Icon Interest Day - for those working on their own icon an opportunity for advice and to share with others.  £40 Annette Ashton
         
  20 The Way of Silence  -  Stilling the body for prayer  -  led by Chris Hurley Donation Priory Team
         
  21 Mindfullness follow-up day  2.00 to 5.00pm Donation Dr Mark Chambers and Jennie Thornton
         
 

22

Introduction to Mindfullness  9.30am to 5.00pm Donation Dr Mark Chambers and Jennie Thornton
         
  28-1 April Holy Week Retreat -  for those who wish to find out more about leading a religious life tba Fr Stefan Park OSA
         
 April 5 Icon Interest Day - for those working on their own icon an opportunity for advice and to share with others.  £40 Annette Ashton
         
  13-15 Spring Retreat £150 Mary Handforth
         
  17 The Way of Silence - Monastery without walls Donation Priory Team
         
May 13 Pilgrimage Day at Clare Priory.  11.30am  Rosary, Reconciliation, Mass    
  14-20 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 OSA
         
  22 The Way of Silence - Temples Donation Priory Team
         
  29 Family Day - for parents, grandparents and children.  Introducing Christian meditation to children through contemplative and creative activities Donation Priory Team
         
June 6 Reflective Walking Donation Mary Handforth
         
   7 Icon Interest Day - for those working on their own icon an opportunity for advice and to share with others. £40 Annette Ashton
         
  16 Medieval Beguines 'Love is everything' £30 Julie Hopkins
         
  19 The Way of Silence  -  Finding Your Hidden Treasure Donation Priory Team
         
July 5 Icon Interest Day - for those working on their own icon an opportunity for advice and to share with others. £40 Annette Ashton
         
  14-15 Annual Craft Fair - we are not open for Retreats, but please come and enjoy this two day event.    
         
  17 The Way of Silence Donation Priory Team
         
   24-29 Individual Guided Retreat £350  Sr Frances Moore
         
 August 21 The Way of Silence Donation Priory Team
         
   21-26 Individual Guided Retreat £350 Sr Frances Moore
         
September 7 Word into Silence.  Donation Fr Laurence Freeman OSB
   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.  £30 or donation Fr Laurence Freeman OSB
         
  18 The Way of Silence Donation Priory Team
         
October 5-7 Autumn Retreat £150 Mary Hadforth
         
   16 The Way of Silence Donation Priory Team
         
   23  Faith as green as a leaf - some thoughts on R.S. Thomas £30 Sr Angela Morris
         
 November 20 The Way of Silence Donation Priory Team
         
   30-1 Dec  Advent Retreat £150 Sr Frances Moore
         
         
         
         
     
         
         
         
         
         
         

** 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 2019 Craft Fair is due to be held on the weekend of July 14th/15th.  We will contact all registered exhibitors around late February/March just as soon as we are ready to invite applications, there is no need to re-register even if you have not yet taken part.

 

Calendar of Events

February 2018
S M T W T F S
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 1 2 3