List of Events



Regular Events

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


Further details and additional information will be continually updated.  Other events are also 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.'  Please see the Retreats page for comments shared by those who have attended these days.

Date   Theme

Cost (£)


January 26-27 Icon Workshop Advice and guidance for the experienced or beginners working on their own Icon £200 Annette Ashton-Melzak
February  13
Spoken Word  3pm in the Church No booking required, bring your favourite poem or reading and just come and join us.   Fr George Donaghy OSA


 4-6 By His Wounds We Are Healed 
(Please note this is a preached charismatic retreat) Starts at 09.30am on Friday and ends at 3.30pm on Sunday.
£150/£160 Fr Gladson Dabre OSA


Way of Silence Day:  Exploring mindfulness and meditation in a Christian context.  10.30am to 3.30pm.  Option of Mass at 10.00am


Dr Mark Chambers and Priory Team






22-24 Divine Mercy Charismatic Healing Retreat
£150/£160 Fr Gladson Dabre


Icon Workshop:  advice for those who are experienced or beginners and working on their own Icon


Annette Ashton-Melzak



29-1 May

Spoken Word:
'Go into the world preach the Gospell of all Creation'   This retreat is an exploration of how we are all called to act upon this mission statement from Christ.  Through looking at the history of passing on the good news of Christ via the use of spoken word we can discover its impact upon ourselves and how we can apply it to our lives today.  Starting at 7pm on the 29th and ending at 2pm on the     1st May




Fr George Donaghy OSA



 3-6 Spring Walking Retreat: Time to look and see, listen and hear, touch and feel, God's presence all around us; and to discover the partnership we have with God in his creation.   £150/£160 Mary Handforth
8 Pilgrimage Day at Clare Priory    



Marian retreat: Gateway to Heaven and Refuge on Earth. Our Lady’s Role as Queen and Mother in our salvation; testimonies about Her amazing interventions and apparitions throughout the history till nowadays; seeking Her concrete help in these difficult times; finally placing ourselves and our families under Her Heavenly Protection with our Consecration to Her Immaculate Heart.  Starts at 5pm on the 12th and ends at 2pm on the 15th 

£95 non-resident


£195 residental




Barbara Sierp



Way of Silence Day : The Joy of the Ordinary 
What happens now, in this ordinary moment in our lives?  Attention to the present moment is the beginning of wholeness.  Silence and stillness lead us to this attention.  We shall look at how we can find the sacred in ordinary things and how we can value the ordinary times in our lives between the high and the low points.  10.30am to 3.30pm 




Valerie Quinliven                   and the Priory Team

July   1-3 By His Wounds We Are Healed 
(Please note this is a preached charismatic retreat)
£150/£160 Fr Gladson Dabre OSA
9 & 10 Craft Fair weekend    
19 Way of Silence Day Donation Priory Team
26-31 IGR  (maximum 6 pepople) £400 Sr Frances Moore
August 23-28 IGR  (maximum 6 people)  £400 Sr Frances Moore
September 20  Way of Silence Day
Donation Priory Team
  28-29 Icon Workshop:  advice for those who are experienced or beginners and working on their own Icon £200 Annette Ashton-Melzak
November 15 Way of Silence Day Donation Priory Team

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

 For all days where we ask for a donation please bring your own refreshments and a snack for 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.



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