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Retreat in Daily Life

Dates for the Online Retreat in Daily Life are 17th to 22nd May 2020

What is an online retreat in daily life?

It is a daily time of prayer (aiming at 30 minutes) and daily half-hour individual online meeting with a prayer guide lasting for five days.

Who is it for?

Anyone who is already Christian and who wants to deepen their prayer life, or someone who is not sure what they believe but is willing to take a risk and seriously explore the reality of God. Either way, it is for any generous soul willing to commit to the elements of the week. Important: you have to agree to pray each day for a week and be willing to talk (in confidence) about how it went.

What is the programme?

The core elements of the week are prayer for half-an-hour each day, reviewing how that prayer time went, and individual meeting with your prayer guide online each day. We’ll also have an opening meeting, closing meeting, and two prayer workshops also online via zoom.

Why do the retreat?

At this challenging time most people are finding it hard to focus on anything, including praying. There is a lot of anxiety around. Even though we might have lots of time on our hands, it can be hard to really settle down and concentrate. God can help us with all of this of course, and we can cooperate with that God by taking part in a retreat just like this one.

How much does it cost?

We’re asking for a donation of £10 to take part.  

How do I sign up?

Let Kate the chaplain know you want to take part or fill out this form. Kate will use your email to invite you to a zoom meeting on Sunday 17th May at 3pm. You can also click here and fill out the form to book your space (you will need to be signed onto the University system).

But I don’t know how to pray?

Join the club! This is not a problem. In fact, such honesty is a good start. The retreat is designed to help with that. The group sessions will avoid putting you on the spot by having to talk about what is personal. Save that for the prayer guide.

Who organises the week?

A team of trained prayer guides led by Stephen Hoyland who works for the Jesuits and does this work in many universities up and down the country, normally, in person! And Kate, as Anglican chaplain and zoom expert in the making, will take care of the hosting.

 

Opening meeting Sunday 17th May via zoom. Please download zoom by then.

It is important to be at this to meet your guide for the week.

Recommended group sessions through the week (all via zoom)
  • Monday, Ways of Praying 1, 7pm-8.30pm
  • Wednesday, Ways of Praying 2, 7pm – 8.30pm
  • Closing meeting Friday 3pm-4.30pm

Suggested Donation: £10


Opening meeting Sunday 17th May via zoom. Please download zoom by then.

It is important to be at this to meet your guide for the week.

 

Recommended group sessions through the week (all via zoom)

  • Monday, Ways of Praying 1, 7pm-8.30pm
  • Wednesday, Ways of Praying 2, 7pm – 8.30pm
  • Closing meeting Friday 3pm-4.30pm