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 2017. 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

         
2017        
         
Jan 9 Re-open    
         
         
Feb 18 A day of meditation and awareness Donation John & Barbara O'Hanlon
         
  21 The Way of Silence - Stilling the body for prayer. Please follow this link for more information Donation Chris Hurley
         
         
Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Sharing the Gift. An introduction to Christian meditation. 7.00pm to 8.30pm Donation Margaret Camerford
         
  11 The Journey. Scripture readings and songs reflecting the life and times of Jesus, from the Old Testament to the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.  Lasting approximately one hour - choose either 11.00am or 2.30pm Donation Michael Wigley
         
  14 Julian of Norwich:  Transforming Pain 30 Sr. Angela Morris
         
  21 The Way of Silence - Coming to know the Teacher within Donation Priory Team
         
  25 A day of meditation and awareness Donation John & Barbara O'Hanlon
         
  30 Come away and rest awhile  Donation Sr. Frances Moore
         
         
 Apr 1 St. Augustine of Hippo 30 or donation Fr. Ian Wilson OSA
         
  6 Pondering the Word.   Lection Divina for beginnerrs and enthusiasts.   
10.00am-4.00pm.  Come for a half or full day
 Donation Priory Team 
         
   6  Healing Prayer. 7.00pm - 8.30pm  Donation Priory Team
         
  22 A day of meditation and awareness Donation John & Barbara O'Hanlon
         
  25 The Way of Silence Donation Priory Team
         
  29 Mother of Good Counsel Donation Priory Team
         
         
May 3 Paying Attention. (7.00pm - 9.00pm) 10 Fr. Laurence Freeman
         
  4 Paying Attention 30 or donation Fr. Laurence Freeman
         
  5-7 Spring Retreat: "Your Word is a lamp for my steps" 145 Mary Handforth
         
  11 Come away and rest awhile  Donation Sr. Frances Moore
         
  14 Pilgrimage Day to the Shrine of Our Lady at Clare Priory    
         
  16 The Way of Silence Donation Priory Team
         
  20 A day of meditation and awareness Donation John & Barbara O'Hanlon
         
  22-28 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
         
         
 Jun  3  The Cloud of Unknowing  30 or donation  Graeme Watson
         
  7 Reflective Walking Day: "This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it" Donation Mary Handforth
         
   15  Healing Prayer. 7.00pm - 8.30pm  Donation Priory Team
         
  17 A day of meditation and awareness Donation John & Barbara O'Hanlon
         
  20 The Way of Silence Donation Priory Team
         
  22 Come away and rest awhile  Donation Sr. Frances Moore
         
  23-25 Art as a Therapy - a weekend nature based workshop. 
Far from the maddening crowd ......
In the beautiful grounds of Clare Priory we will observe nature.  We will study, draw and/or paint not only what we see but what we feel too.  This is a tutor led course teaching painting techniques with options for freestyle painting.  Open to all levels. Bring along all your materials of choice.  (Oils not recommended due to prolonged drying time).
145 Jan Fallows
         
  27-29 Midweek Retreat. Time for prayer, silence and for sharing 145 Sr. Frances Moore
         
         
 Jul 1 Hildegard von Bingen: Visions of the "Living Light"      30 or donation Rev. Dr. Julie Hopkins
         
  8-9 Craft Fair weekend. We are closed for retreats but please do come and visit the Craft Fair (see below).    
         
  18 The Way of Silence Donation Priory Team
         
  22 A day of meditation and awareness Donation John & Barbara O'Hanlon
         
  25-30 Individual Guided Retreat ** Silent directed retreat 340 Sr. Frances Moore
         
         
 Aug  3-11 Ashram. Full details to follow  £75/day  Fr. Korko Moses SJ
         
  15 The Way of Silence Donation Priory Team
         
  22-27 Individual Guided Retreat ** Silent directed retreat 340 Sr. Frances Moore
         
  31 Come away and rest awhile  Donation Sr. Frances Moore
         
         
 Sep 15-17 From Restless Heart to Mindfulness.  In this weekend we will see how some of St. Augustine’s insights can help us to establish a healthy balance in our life and a clear sense of direction for the future. 145 Bernadette Teal & Fr. John Burne OSA
         
  19 The Way of Silence Donation Priory Team
         
  21 Pondering the Word.   Lection Divina for beginnerrs and enthusiasts.   
10.00am-4.00pm.  Come for a half or full day
 Donation Priory Team 
         
   21  Healing Prayer. 7.00pm - 8.30pm  Donation Priory Team
         
   26-28  Midweek Retreat. Time for prayer, silence and for sharing  145 Sr. Frances Moore
         
         
Oct 3 The works of George Herbert 30 Sr. Angela Morris
         
  6-8 Autumn Retreat. Walking, reflecting, enjoying Creation 145 Mary Handforth
         
  17 The Way of Silence Donation Priory Team
         
  19 Come away and rest awhile  Donation Sr. Frances Moore
         
  21 A day of meditation and awareness Donation John & Barbara O'Hanlon
         
         
 Nov 21 The Way of Silence Donation Priory Team
         
  30 Come away and rest awhile  Donation Sr. Frances Moore
         
  25 A day of meditation and awareness Donation John & Barbara O'Hanlon 
         
         
Dec  1-3  Advent Retreat. An opportunity to prepare for Christmas through prayer and reflection  145  Sr. Frances Moore 
         
   21-> Closed until 8th January 2018    
         

** 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 2017 Craft Fair is due to be held on the weekend of July 8th/9th. This year will be our 25th event so we are hoping to make it an extra-special one. 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

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