St Oswald's Pastoral Retreat Centre

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Calendar of Events



Individually Guided Retreat - Sat 5th Jan 2019

Our January Individually Guided Retreat will be led by Coral Spencer T.OHP, Revd Gillian Cornish and Sr Janet Elizabeth OHP.  We can't guarantee good weather, but we can guarantee a warm welcome and an open fire.

The retreat begins on Saturday 5th January with Evening Prayer at 6pm and finishes on Saturday 12th January after breakfast.  

Spring cleaning - Mon 11th Feb 2019

Come and spend a week at St Oswalds helping the sisters spring clean the house.  We may well be helping the St Hilda's Priory sisters move up into the new Priory... a once in a lifetime chance to help move a monastery!!

Lent retreat - Fri 22nd Mar 2019

Come and prepare for Lent at St Oswalds.  We are pleased to have Bishop David Wilborne leading our Lent retreat this year.  David is a well known author, his latest book is "Shepherd of another flock", based on his experiences in the parish of Helmsley.

The retreat starts on Friday 22nd March with evening prayer at 6pm and finishes after lunch on Sunday 24th March

Holy Week and Easter - Sat 13th Apr 2019

Spend Holy Week at St Oswalds with Srs Janet Elizabeth and Helen OHP.  We are going to be joined by the Revd Judith Trickett.  The first part of the week is a Holy Week retreat, and then from Maundy Thursday we will be observing the Triduum.  We plan to keep most of liturgy within the house, joining the sisters at St Hilda's Priory for the Easter vigil and first mass of Easter.

The week starts on Saturday 13th March with evening prayer at 6pm and finishes on Easter Sunday after lunch.

On the Way 1 - Mon 20th May 2019

Spend three days walking in the beautiful countryside of North East Yorkshire on our May walking retreat.  The walks are between 5-7 miles long and not too difficult.  We aim for a combination of quiet reflection and fellowship on the walks.  The walks are guided by the sisters and friends.

You will need to bring suitable footwear and clothing.

The retreat begins on Monday 20th May with evening prayer at 6pm, and finishes on Friday 24th after breakfast.

Be Inspired - Mon 24th Jun 2019

Do you like playing with craft activities or with words?  If so, our creative week might be the retreat for you!

It's always a fun week of play and exploration.  Don't worry if you're not the next Leonardo or William Shakespeare, the emphasis is always on having a go and having fun, the journey being more important than the destination.  The week is guided by Sue Thomason (creative writing) and Steph Bradley (craft work), and the sisters OHP (everything else).

The retreat begins on Monday 24th June with evening prayer at 6pm and finishes after breakfast on Friday 28th June

Individually Guided Retreat - Sat 6th Jul 2019