St Michael’s Retreat at Wychcroft: 1-3 Nov 2019

What is the Retreat?

A weekend away for up to 33 people (over the age of 16yrs) during which we will reflect on our faith together and have an afternoon of silence, waiting on God.

There are single rooms and double rooms for couples.

The retreat will be led by Christopher Chapman, an experienced retreat leader and spiritual director, who trained at st Beuno's Spiritual Exrcises Centre and Heythorp college. It will be an opportunity for God, through the power of his Holy Spirit, to affirm our faith and deepen our spirituality.

Where is the Retreat?

At Wychcroft, Bletchingley, Redhill, Surrey RH1 4NE - a Victorian house set in the heart of the Surrey countryside.

The facilities comprise a large lounge; a small meeting room; a comfortable library, with a good selection of theological books; a large dining room; a spacious hall; and a beautiful Chapel.

It takes about an hour to drive to Wychcroft from Chiswick via the M25 and lifts are available.

Further information about Whychcroft click HERE:

What is the programme?

The programme is still to be finalised but will be broadly as follows.

We arrive late Friday afternoon in time to settle in and we then have dinner. Then there is an introduction to the weekend and the leader gives some recommendations about how we can make the most of our time away together. This is followed by Night Prayer at 9pm.

Saturday will be a quiet day. In the morning we will have Morning Prayer and a guided session to help us reflect on our faith. After lunch there will be free time and a further guided session after tea and in the evening after supper. And then
Evening Prayer at 9pm.

On Sunday, after breakfast, we have a Communion Service at 10am and then gather for a feedback session – although no one is under pressure to share things they would prefer not to.

We go home after lunch on the Sunday.

What do I need to bring?

A Bible, comfortable shoes for walking and a journal. The weekend is not an opportunity for catching up on work or other things you need to do.
So please do not bring laptops, work projects, novels, magazines or books.

Spiritual direction

There may be the opportunity to talk privately with one of the Retreat Leaders about where you are in your relationship with God.

This conversation would be in confidence and its content not shared between the Retreat Leaders or with anyone else.

How much will it cost?

£160 per head. There are, however, bursary funds available. So, if you have financial concerns about coming, please speak either to the Vicar or Ian Peacock who will, in confidence, arrange funds to help you.

How to register

Please complete the form (that will be available here soon) and give or send to Alison Newbold

Or use this form to get in touch to ask about joining us