Our annual silent retreat provides an opportunity to be quiet and feel God’s presence.
The photo above shows those who came to the 2019 retreat. In 2020, we shall again
be in the welcoming and comfortable setting of St. Mary’s Monastery, Kinnoull beside
Perth. It will be held from Tuesday 21st to Thursday 23rd April 2020.
Our leader in 2019 was the Revd Martin Roff from the Diocese of Moray, Ross & Caithness.
He had served most of the charges of the Diocese for varying lengths of time.
Martin followed the overall pattern for the Retreat of a series of talks and led
meditations on the theme “Trust in God, in good times and bad”. Those who attended
commented on how much they enjoyed what Martin offered. We hope to have more details
of the content on this website soon.
The retreat is run mid-week from Tuesday afternoon to Thursday after lunch. The
usual format of the retreat is to maintain silence in the building from around 8pm
on Tuesday to around 12 noon on Thursday, though there are always areas reserved
for those who want to talk during these times. There is a programme of services and
talks, but it up to you to decide how much you wish to be involved. You are free
to attend everything on offer or to be on your own if you wish.
Wednesday afternoon is free time to explore the area or use as you wish. There is
usually an opportunity to talk to the leader on a one to one basis during this time.
St Mary’s completed a major refurbishment in 2017 so that most rooms are single rooms
with en-suite facilities. Four rooms have shared bathrooms with one bathroom to two
rooms. There is a lift serving all floors.
In 2019, the cost was £160 for a single en-suite room and £145 for a single room
with shared facilities. Applications and prices should be available from around September
2019 for the 2020 retreat.
So popular is St Mary’s that we are booked in during the second week after Easter
Week for 2021 as well. The dates are 20th to 22nd April 2021
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 2020 Retreat.