Upcoming Events at Ince Benet

Autumn and Advent programme

Two Linked Days of Reflection with Rev. Canon Rod Garner

1. Meditating on the Psalms

A day to explore the background and purpose of the Psalms. 12 Psalms will provide material for times of quiet reflection and discussion.

Thursday 12th Oct, 9:30-3:00 pm

2. The Timeless Moment: The Mystical Way

Drawing on the writings of acclaimed mystics, this day will show how the mystical experience is not confined to saints and contemplatives, but is best understood as a way of seeing, praying, thinking or feeling that opens hearts and minds to the mystery and reality of God, revealed in nature, artistic creativity, and the person of Christ.

Wednesday 29th November, 9:30-3:30pm

The cost of each day is £15 including refreshments and papers. Please bring packed lunch. Register for either or both of the days by emailing Canon Garner at rgcfgarner@gmail.com or phoning 07754812915.

You may wish to consider making a retreat of the day by staying overnight, self-catering at £60. Please email ince.benet@gmail.com

Journeying with Thomas Merton with Rev Canon Rod Garner

‘Inside of yourselves, you shouldn’t be running all the time…protect the spirit from ambushes of busyness and schedules.’

As Advent approaches, Merton’s words are particularly relevant. On this full day of reflection beginning with our encounter with Christ, Canon Garner will offer reflections on extracts from Merton’s writings and journals allowing us to consider the demands of love, the importance of the ordinary, and how we might better integrate the life of prayer with a firm commitment to our obligations to the world’s unceasing needs.

Thursday 16th November 2023, 9.30am – 8pm.

The cost for the day is £25, including refreshments, papers, and an evening meal. Please bring a simple packed lunch. 

Preparing for Advent with St. John of the Cross

Carmelite Retreat  with Gillian Coxhead

Friday 24th to Saturday 25th November

For further details, or to book, please contact gilliancoxhead@hotmail.co.uk Tel: 07515253762

Option 1: Evening meal and ensuite accommodation on Friday arriving from 4pm (meal served 7.30pm), Breakfast and Lunch £80 [all places have been booked].

Option 2: Saturday 10am to 4pm, coffee on arrival and lunch £20.

Absorbing the atmosphere of Advent through silent prayer and reflection.

A weekend  contemplative retreat, with some input, led by Fr. Richard Sloan.

Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd Dec For further details, including price please email ince.benet@gmail.com

Let’s Talk about God         

led by Fr. Peter Morgan

Further details coming soon