Transforming Prayer

Adult Learning
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8:00am Holy Communion
10:15am Choral Mattins
11:30am Sung Eucharist
3:15pm Choral Evensong
4:45pm Sunday Organ Recital - Gabriele Marinoni
6:00pm Eucharist

Transforming Prayer

Retreat in Daily Life

At the heart of faith, prayer is at once the simplest and the most mysterious of tasks, and yet it can feel like one of the most difficult. And, in the busyness of our daily lives, many of us know that what we need more than anything is to find time to stop and reflect. This retreat in daily life offers the opportunity to explore these deep needs and desires.

Making this retreat simply involves a commitment to pray for 15-30 minutes and to meet with a personal retreat guide every day, while otherwise going about your daily life.

One-to-one meetings with an experienced retreat guide offer the opportunity to focus on your experience of prayer and your own personal faith journey. The guide’s role is to accompany and help find tools for exploring and deepening faith, rather than to direct or proscribe.

This is an opportunity to make a retreat in a simple, low-cost way, and yet many have described it as transformative. Please get in touch for more information.

Sunday 18 March 2018 2.30 - 4.30pm
Introductory Session London Centre for Spiritual Direction

This session for both guides and participants is an introduction to how the retreat will work and it will be the first chance for you to meet your guide. All guides are approved and provided by the London Centre for Spiritual Direction. Refreshments will be provided at this session.

Monday 19 - Friday 23 March 2018 Daily Meeting with your Guide
Every day at a pre-arranged time and venue (Same time and venue each day)

Slots will be available at a range of times including some sessions early in the morning, at lunchtime, or after 5pm. They will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis when your place on the retreat is booked. Once your slot is booked you will not be able to change it. Your venue will be the same each day, and will be at one of three churches located close to St Paul’s Cathedral. Further information about your venue will be issued when your place is booked on the retreat.

Saturday 24 March 2018 11am - 1pm, followed by a sandwich lunch
Closing Session London Centre for Spiritual Direction

In this session, both guides and participants will assess and look back over the retreat. A sandwich lunch will be provided at the end of the session.

This retreat is organised with the London Centre for Spiritual Direction, and we are very grateful for their partnership.

Cost is £60; bursaries are available for those for whom the charge would make it difficult to attend: please contact us for details. Please only book a place if you are able to commit all the sessions including the Opening Session on Sunday 18 March and the Closing Session on Saturday 24 March.

To book or for more information please contact Jen Powell, Adult Learning Programme Manager, on 020 7246 8337 or email