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Diving For Pearls Retreat

5th September, 4:00 pm to 8th September, 2:00 pm


Exploring the depths of prayer; newly-discovered writings from the seventh century Isaac the Syrian guide this retreat.

These astonishingly beautiful texts invite us to leave the shallows and plunge into the deep waters of prayer.  “There”, says Isaac, “we may discover in the ocean of grace pearls of new insight and fresh intuitions of God.”

This retreat beckons us to relax, enjoy God’s creation and to allow ourselves to sink gently into the beckoning waters of contemplation, where we open our hearts and minds to fresh discoveries of God – and of ourselves.


Andrew Mayes was formerly Spirituality Adviser both to the diocese of Chichester and the diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf. He has worked for some years in Jerusalem, and is the author of 12 spirituality books. A Franciscan and Anglican priest, Andrew delights in imagery and metaphor that takes us into the deeper reaches of prayer. 



Early bird price: £395 if booked before 5th July 2022. Full price £415.

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    5th September, 4:00 pm
    8th September, 2:00 pm
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