Our Guided Retreats

The 2024 guided retreats are led by local Christians and offer you a prayerful space to meet with God. The programme is available to download (opens in new window).

The retreats for 2024 look at six different themes, together with a shorter "taster" retreat.

Saturday 27th January
Taster Retreat

Wednesday 6th March

Saturday 27th April
Pictures of Jesus

Wednesday 12th June
Enfolded in Love

Saturday 10th August
The Vine and the Branches

Wednesday 2nd October

Saturday 23rd November
Cascades of Blessings
The taster day runs from 10am to 12.30am. The other retreat days run from 10am to 3pm. Refreshments are available from 9.45am.

Please bring a packed lunch; cup-a-soup is provided. There are also hot and cold drinks available throughout the day.

Suggested donation per person of £10, or £5 for the taster day.

For more information or to book a place please email us, or contact us.

Numbers are limited, so we advise early booking if possible.

When you join us for a retreat day, we usually begin with some opening worship which introduces our theme and helps to create a quiet and prayerful atmosphere.

There is then a period of time for you to use as you wish. The garden and Silchester Commmon provide local opportunities to enjoy God's creation. We can provide details if you wish to go on a longer walk too. Within the building we offer a variety of ways to focus and reflect. You might find it helpful to browse in our reading corner or to meditate using pictures in the lounge. In the hall, we offer different ways into creative prayer. You may be invited to write, colour, use collage or photography or soft coloured clay. We have a portable floor labyrinth (along with a collection of finger labyrinths) which we use occasionally.

We encourage each other to be quiet in the morning and then to share conversation over lunch. Following another period of quiet exploration after lunch, we close with worship and an opportunity to share if you so wish.