Quiet Days

What is a Quiet Day?

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.  It usually starts around 10 a.m. and finish at 4 p.m.  You can also simply spend a day on you own at a retreat venue – see our list of retreat houses to find a venue nearest to you. 

In a short article, which first appeared in the Current of Spring 2020, Margaret Wooding-Jones, LLM, explains the importance of taking time out.  Margaret is currently developing the Quiet Day programme within the Diocese in her capacity as a member of STREAM, the small group tasked with growing the Diocesan Spirituality network.  She can be contacted via email margaret@woodingjones.net or on 01732 667 099.

Read the article on Quiet Days here.

Where to go? Quiet days in Rochester Diocese

Normally you would find information about organised Quiet Days in The Current newsletter of the Diocesan Spirituality Network,  In view of the Covid-19 situation, many events have been cancelled, but as restrictions are now easing, you may want to check with individual venues and organisers listed in the most recent newsletter, to see what they are organising.  A number of parishes and organisations have also been offering online alternatives, a trend that may well continue into the future.

Want to arrange a Quiet Day for your parish or another group?

If you would like to arrange your own Quiet Day for your parish or other group, there are a number of people within the Spirituality Network who would be happy to facilitate the day for you.

For more information please contact the Rev Susanne Carlsson by email susanne.carlsson@rochester.anglican.org or on 07795167603.


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