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Fellowship of Contemplative Prayer Retreat I

29th April 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 2nd May 2019 @ 3:00 pm


‘Come to me, all you who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest’
Mt 11 v 28

Contemplative Prayer is the expression of the desire to seek stillness amid the rush of life, to find silence amid noise, to listen amid the clamour to speak, to deepen the internal amid the purely external – to search for God amid busyness.

Silence experienced as a group can be deeper than that experienced alone and can greatly help and encourage a person in their own regular prayer time. During the retreat the witness will lead us collectively in 3 to 4 guided silent exercises following the FCP format. Each exercise lasts for one hour.

Silence will start late on the first evening and continue until just before lunch on the final day. The extended silences between the witness-led sessions give personal uninterrupted space to  contemplate the direction into which God is guiding each of us, or simply to rest, relax and be. During these times retreatants are free to be in the house or gardens, or anywhere they wish. Witnesses are usually long-term members of the Contemplative Fellowship. They are often ordained but may be lay people experienced in Contemplative Prayer and church life. There is also the opportunity for short private interviews with the witness. All are welcome.

For more information, enquiries and also to book this retreat, contact Sue Davies.
Telephone 01924 255129 or email
For more information about the Fellowship of Contemplative Prayer visit


29th April 2019 @ 4:00 pm
2nd May 2019 @ 3:00 pm