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        
         
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  CANCELLED - DUE TO BAD WEATHER CONDITIONS.  Sr  Angela has re-booked for Tuesday 13th March and hopes you will be able to join us then. £30 Sr Angela Morris
         
 Mar 3
Women's Word Day of Prayer  2.00pm  CANCELLED - due to bad weather    
Mar  8 Icon Interest Day - for those working on their own icon an opportunity for advice and to share with others.  £40 Annette Ashton
         
  13 Journeying with poets through Lent - re-scheduled from 27th Feb. Starting at 9.30am £30 Sr Angela Morris
         
  20 The Way of Silence  -  Stilling the body for prayer  -  led by Chris Hurley. A day of silence, simple movement and meditation,  including sitting, standing and lying on the floor.  Please bring a mat if you have one.  10.30am to 3.00pm  Mass at 10.00am if you wish. 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 £280 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
         
  12 Healing Prayer Evening.  7.00 to 8.30pm   Sheila Graham
         
  13-15 Spring Retreat.  An invitation to come and refresh your mind, body and spirit,
looking at creation anew, in the beautiful countryside around Clare Priory

£150 Mary Handforth
         
  17 The Way of Silence - Monastery without walls.  10.30am to 3.00pm Donation Priory Team
         
May 13 Pilgrimage Day at Clare Priory.  11.30am  Rosary, Reconciliation, Mass
NO 10.00am MASS - see this link for more information
   
         
  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
         
  please note date 22 The Way of Silence - led by Valerie Quinlivan  10.30am to 3.00pm  "Joy, Delight & Gratitude": This quiet day will focus on how we can be glad and thankful on every day that the Lord has made, even when there is darkness and terror in the world. Oscar Romero wrote, “Christians cannot be pessimists” Donation Priory Team
         
  26-28 Flower Festival weekend     
         
  29 Family Day - for parents, grandparents and children.  Introducing Christian meditation to children through contemplative and creative activities.  10.30am to 3.00pm Donation Priory Team
  3

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
  31 Introduction to Mindfulness  9.00am to 5.00pm Donation Dr Mark Chambers and Jennie Thornton
         
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'  10.30am to 3.00pm  A reflection day on the remarkabe communal lifestyle and inspirational poetry of the Medieval Beguines of the Low Countries.  Individual Beguines controversially wrote about their mystical experiences using the Troubadours genre of 'romantic peotry'.  In so doing, they were able to explore new and feminine aspects of Christian love and to contribute to the emergence of vernacular European languages.  Using accounts of their inspiring lives, experimental communities and moving poetry and prose, we will spend a day reflecting, meditating and celebrating Divine Love.

£30

or donation

Julie Hopkins
         
  19 The Way of Silence  -  Finding Your Hidden Treasure  10.30am to 3.00pm Donation Priory Team
         
  21 Healing Prayer Evening   7.00 to 8.30pm   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   -  Lectio Divina  - Listening to God's gentle voice:  letting the Word of Scripture lead us into prayer and contemplation.   10.30am to 3.00pm Donation Priory Team
         
   24-29 Individual Guided Retreat £350  Sr Frances Moore
         
 August 21 The Way of Silence  -  Lessons learned about Silent Prayer - a personal testimony
Donation Priory Team
         
   21-26 Individual Guided Retreat £350 Sr Frances Moore
         
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 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
         

** 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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