ONLINE Lent Retreat: Curious Contemplative
22nd February, 6:00 pm to 24th February, 8:00 pm£55
This Retreat will now be taking place online. Some of the worship and reflections will be made available without charge (although we’d encourage you to consider making a donation!) The full retreat (including shared times of prayer, silence and conversation and an opportunity for spiritual direction) will be made available via Zoom – you can use the form at the bottom of this page to book your place.
“After the fire came a sound of sheer silence. When Elijah heard it he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. Then there came a voice to him …” (! Kings 19.12-13)
What does it mean to be a contemplative? How do we pursue a contemplative life, and how do we learn to dwell in God’s silence and hear the divine whisper? What might change in us if we open up to contemplative experience?
This retreat will explore the shape of contemplative life by following the transformative story of the prophet Elijah. We’ll reflect on the contemplative life journey and see whether or not that’s paralleled in our own lives. And we’ll enjoy times of silence, stillness and prayer – as well as times of friendship and conversation.
Chris Webb, Deputy Warden of Launde Abbey and Diocesan Spirituality Adviser, is an Anglican priest who has ministered as president of a spiritual formation ministry in the USA, as a parish priest in Wales and in a church for the homeless. He is the author of two books: The Fire of the Word (2011) and God-Soaked Life (2017).
Yes – I’d like to book a place on this retreat!