Quiet Days & Teaching Days 2019-2020

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What is a Retreat?

A retreat is exactly what it sounds like — the chance to step aside from life for a while, to rest and just 'be' in a welcoming, peaceful place. Retreats offer the opportunity to: find space, reflect, pray and worship in peaceful and comfortable surroundings. Some of them might involve different activities like walking or gardening. There are two types:


Individually Guided Retreats

These retreats are held in an atmosphere of quiet and enable individuals (who are accompanied by an experienced prayer guide) to respond to the call of Christ in their lives. The days include a time of prayer and worship together but is tailored to the needs of each individual.


Conducted Retreat

These retreats are more group focused and are conducted by a leader. They are usually held over a weekend or Mon-Fri. A typical day will involve a 0900 Morning Prayer, 1000 Address (a talk lasting about 20 minutes), 1200 Eucharist, 1300 Lunch, 1600 Address, 1730 Evening Prayer, 1830 Supper and 2100 Night Prayer. Please contact us to discuss further.


Days of Reflection

All quiet days are 10am-3.30pm and include lunch

suggested contribution £16

Friday 9th August 2019

“The Prayers of Jesus

Quiet Day with Fr Ed Martin, Vicar and Warden

of Edenham Regional House

Friday 6th September 2019

“Jesus in Betjemanland”

Quiet Day with Fr Damian Feeney,

Vicar of Ettingshall,

Mission Adviser to catholic Parishes

in the Diocese of Lichfield

Saturday 21st September 2019

“The call of Christ in company with St Matthew”

Quiet Day with Rt Revd Nicholas Chamberlain, Bishop of Grantham

Tuesday 1st October 2019

“The Call to World and Temple

Quiet Day with Rev Richard Coles,

Presenter of Radio 4’s Saturday Live,

Vicar of Finedon and star of Strictly Come Dancing

Friday 18th October 2019

“Journeying with Teresa of Avila”

Quiet Day with Canon Adrian Ling,

Vicar of All Saints, King’s Lynn

Friday 1st November 2019

“St Paul, the man and his message”

A musically accompanied Quiet Day

with Rev Richard Rice-Oxley

Friday 15th November 2019

“Praying with the Saints”

Quiet Day with Ven Mark Steadman,

Archdeacon of Stow

Friday 29th November 2019

“O Come Emmanuel”

Exploring the richness of the Advent season

through the pen of the hymn writer

Quiet Day with Canon Gary Ecclestone,

Vicar of Hanslope & Castlethorpe

Friday 13th December 2019

“The Revelation of Jesus Christ”

How does the Book of Revelation

equip us for discipleship, ministry

and mission in the contemporary world?

Teaching day with Rev Dr Ian Paul, Associate Minister of St Nic’s, Nottingham

and Managing Editor of Grove Books

Friday 10th January 2020

“Quiet Day for Epiphany”

Quiet Day for the Epiphany Season

with Br Steven Haws

of the Community of the Resurrection, Mirfield

Friday 31st January 2020

“Jesus and the Jewish roots of the Eucharist”

Quiet Day with Ven Gavin Kirk

Archdeacon of Lincoln

Friday 7th February 2020

“Gilbert of Sempringham—a pattern

for our Christian lives”

Quiet Day with Rev Anna Sorensen,

Rector (designate) of North Beltisloe

and former Parish Priest of Sempringham

Friday 21st February 2020

“Questions Christians should answer”

Quiet Day with Fr Ed Martin,

Vicar and Warden of Edenham Regional House

Friday 6th March 2020

“Commemoration of Bishop Edward King”

Quiet Day in celebration of Lincoln’s saintly Bishop

Friday 20th March 2020

“Angels help us to adore him”

Worshipping with the heavenly hosts

Quiet Day with Rev Dr Arabella Milbank,

Curate in the Louth Team Ministry

Friday 3rd April 2020

“Look upon the Lord”

Cultivating an attitude of looking to the Lord

inspired by the San Damiano Cross 

Quiet Day with Sr Rachel Overton,

Adviser for Spirituality

in the Diocese of Peterborough

Friday 24th April 2020

“I don’t give a c**p about Jeremy Clarkson”

Engaging with society, politics and social media

Quiet Day with Fr Oliver Coss,

Rector of All Saints’, Northampton

Friday 1st May 2020

“St Benedict for today”

Quiet Day with Fr Nicolas Stebbing

of the Community of the Resurrection, Mirfield

Wednesday 3rd June 2020

“Ways of Praying”

A Quiet Day with Rev Richard Coles,

presenter of Radio 4’s Saturday Live,

Vicar of Finedon and star of Strictly Come Dancing

Friday 26th June 2020

“Creation through the eyes of a Saint and a Pope”

Pope Francis’ Laudato Si & St Francis and Creation

Quiet Day with Br Joseph Emmanuel

of the Society of St Francis, Alnmouth



We hope to have residential facilities from October 2019 onwards. Non-residential retreats available all year round. Please contact the office to discuss details.

Fridays at Edenham

Every Friday (except Good Friday) the Eucharist is celebrated at 12noon in the Stable Chapel. This is a quiet, unhurried time and includes a short address on the day’s readings. It lasts about forty-five minutes. Afterwards, for those able and willing to stay, there is a ‘bring and share’ lunch in the dining room. All are welcome of any Christian tradition.


Group / individual bookings and use of meeting rooms

We welcome individuals, small groups and larger bookings of up to 30 people. Our aim is to make the house as accessible as possible. Suggested donation is £16 per person (inc lunch) or £8 per person (own lunch). Free tea / coffee and biscuits are available for the day.

There are no set charges at Edenham, the suggested contribution for a day, which includes lunch and refreshments is £16.00 – guests give more or less according to circumstances and inclination. To book a place or make an enquiry and notify of any dietary requirements, please call 01778 591358 edenhamoffice@gmail.com