Parish Retreat at Glastonbury

Glastonbury Retreat 2017, Abbey House Retreat Centre, Friday 17th to Sunday 19th March (3rd Sunday in Lent)

Booking form available at the back of church 

Why go on a Retreat?

The word “retreat” (apart from its meaning on the battlefield!) usually conjures up an attractive picture of anything from a cottage in the country to a quiet hour by the fire with a good book. I guess the more stressed our daily lives happen to be, the more we are likely to respond positively to the idea of a retreat.

But the point of a retreat for us is simply to spend time more closely in God’s company. Jesus set the precedent himself in seeking out a quiet place to pray— at pretty well every possible opportunity.

A good mix of worship, reflection, prayer and silence has been found over many centuries to be an effective environment for this to happen.

For some, complete silence is at the heart of a retreat, and we shall entirely respect this. But for others, fellowship, discussion and times together are equally vital –so here will be a room set aside for quiet conversation too. A trip to Wells cathedral has also become a tradition!

If you think you’d like to give it a try and would like to know more— do speak to Rod

 

 

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