Silent Retreat

  • Tutor: Anne Simpson
  • Start Date: Thursday 14th January, 15:00
  • End Date: Sunday 17th January, 14:00
  • Residential Price: £ 495.00 per person

Many of us crave stillness to seek the space within from which we can move forward with quiet certainty. This retreat is an individual experience; some of us may want to spend it away from the group and some may want to remain as part of the group. It is important to listen to your needs an meet them. For example - It is best to dress in comfortable clothing and in layers.

The intention of a silent retreat is to provide a space to just be in the safe, warm, nurturing environment that Claridge House provides. There are no distractions of daily life and so everyone will be free to enjoy the act of being. The silence will be complete. At meals, in group sessions, and it is recommended that no outside contact with friends and family for the duration of the retreat so as to get the full benefits. The silence will start after the first Group Session before retiring on Thursday night, and talking will start again after Meeting For Worship on Sunday morning and in the final Group Session we will integrate our experience. We will then celebrate our silence with a chatty lunch. Each day of the retreat has allocated sessions when the group meets. The facilitator will start each session with minimal instruction so as to avoid too much thinking, but enough direction for each participant to go into their silent space with knowledge and confidence. The facilitator is also available as a listening ear for any individual concern.


Many people who have done a Silent Retreat has found it extremely beneficial on all sorts of levels. Many of us today fear silence but actually it is a very beautiful and healing place to visit.


Rooms available to check in from 15:00 on Thursday
Quiet time at 16:45
Supper 18:30
First course session starts 19:45
Course ends with Sunday Lunch, depart by 2.00pm

If you wish to stay longer, or start your stay earlier, please contact us about availability.

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