Finding time to stop, reflect and be refreshed can help draw you closer to God
Quiet Days and retreats are an opportunity to experience peace and quiet time, often with some input provided for you to reflect on.
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A Quiet Day is a time to be away from the demands of your usual daily life; to stop, reflect, and be refreshed. It will give you some time and space to explore your spiritual life and deepen your relationship with God through silence, reflection and prayer.
A group quiet day is usually themed, with a leader giving short presentations and resources to provide guidance and structure.
- Find information about organised Quiet Days in our Events and Training section, or contact the Diocesan Spirituality Network Coordinator via email here.
A retreat is a planned time of spiritual refreshment giving you the opportunity to reflect in an unhurried way on your life, your relationships, and your experience of God; to ponder the meaning of what has happened to you, and to prepare for the future.
A guided retreat will often have a theme, with a leader giving short presentations and resources to provide guidance and structure to each day. Alternatively, you can also choose to simply spend a few days on your own at a retreat venue of your choice.
- The Diocese's Spirituality Network can support and advise you on arranging a quiet day or retreat locally.
- The Retreat Association has the information about retreat centres across the UK.
The Rev Canon Susanne Carlsson
Coordinator of Spirituality