3rd December, 2021

Home Retreats in December

The Abbey Church in the snow

We are pleased to announce that our popular Home Retreats will continue through through Advent and Christmas.

Our December programme below consists of a series of reflections led by members of the monastic community across a range of interesting and poignant topics.

Join us on YouTube at 11am each Saturday to watch live, or on playback at a time that suits you.


December Home Retreats Programme


'Advent: The Season of Glad Songs (Song of Songs 2:12)' by Fr Kevin
Saturday 4th December 11am

“You know, the time has come - you must rise from sleep. The night is almost over and it will be daylight soon.” (Romans 13:11-12)  This season of Advent invites all that is good, beautiful and full of hope in us to awaken for the season of glad songs has come. 



'The Incarnation' by Fr Edward
Saturday 11th December 11am

Join Fr Edward as he discusses Jesus coming to share his life with us and asking us to share our life with him.



'The Gift of God to us is Life in Christ Jesus' by Fr Wulstan
Saturday 18th December 11am

This Home Retreat considers how the Christian virtues of faith, hope and love can help us to prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ at Christmas, welcoming him into our hearts.



'What gift do you want this Christmas?' by Abbot Robert
Saturday 25th December 11am

What gift would be so precious that you would never want to let go of it?

In this short reflection Abbot Robert would like to give you a gift that you will enjoy not just for Christmas but forever. A gift that you would not want to refuse. 

Are you ready to receive this gift? Are you curious what it is? 

Then make sure you listen to Home Retreat on Christmas Day at 11.00am. You really do not want to miss it!



Each Home Retreat consists of a 10-15 minute reflection, and concludes with a series of suggestions for activities and further reflection throughout the day. We also invite you to join us at 8:15pm to pray Compline together.