Our annual silent retreat provides an opportunity to be quiet and feel God’s presence.
It is held at the welcoming and comfortable setting of St. Mary's Monastery, Kinnoull
The monastery is accessed from Hatton Road on the side of Kinnoull Hill where there
are extensive walks and beautiful views over Perth, the River Tay and the surrounding
The retreat is run mid-week from Tuesday afternoon to Thursday lunchtime in the
Spring of each year. The next retreat will be held in March 2014 from Tuesday 25th
to Thursday 27th. This is during Lent in the week before Mothering Sunday. Our leader
is the Revd. Celia Matthews, who is a member of the team at Perth Cathedral. She
leads their Spirituality group. Her theme is Praying Through the Senses which offers
a number of ways of praying using our whole bodies. It sounds very interesting and
inspiring. You can apply now by clicking here.
In 2015, the dates are 14th to 16th April, which fall in the week following Easter
The 2013 Retreat was held from 9th to 11th April and was led by The Revd. Paddy Allen,
Rector of the Strathearn Churches and co-ordinator of the Spirituality module of
the Initial Ministry Education provided by the Theological Institute of the SEC.
Her theme was Stature of Waiting -The Other Side of Ministry.
This picture above shows the 2013 retreatants. There are more photos in the 2013
retreat photo gallery available by clicking here. A full report will be available
on the 2013 Retreat page shortly. Please come back soon.
If you would like to be added to the email list to be sent details of future Retreats
when they are available, please click here.
Please take a look at the pages for the previous Retreats to get an idea of what
they are like and to look at the photo-galleries. We hope those who were there will
enjoy the memories they bring back and we also hope they will encourage those who
weren’t there to make a date to come to the 2014 Retreat.